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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Angus Robertson: I'm sorry for historic gay sex convictions

Angus Robertson: I'm sorry for historic gay sex convictions
LGBTI rights, for us, are as important as all other rights. “So I'm not going to describe a hierarchy of rights, because I don't think they exist. I think we all ...

Russian Embassy depicts Europeans as 'gay pigs' in mocking tweet

Russian Embassy depicts Europeans as 'gay pigs' in mocking tweet
- The illustration, which was posted to Twitter by the UK embassy on ... the Russian Embassy knows that bears are an active part of the gay community?

Scientists prove 'Patient Zero' did not bring HIV to the US

Scientists prove 'Patient Zero' did not bring HIV to the US
- The results of their research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, proves that Gaëtan Dugas, the gay French-Canadian flight attendant ...

Gay rights should be on the curriculum, says Corbyn

Gay rights should be on the curriculum, says Corbyn
- Jeremy Corbyn at a vigil in Soho this summer for victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. He said that if he became prime minister he would give a ...

Advantage Britain: ruling the education world post-Brexit

Advantage Britain: ruling the education world post-Brexit
- Focusing the UK's post-European Union economy on education and science will not be to strike out into uncontested territory. Both the Republic of ...

Higher education 'in danger' in seven EU countries

Higher education 'in danger' in seven EU countries
- The UK, Spain, Ireland and Greece are among the countries whose higher education systems are “in danger” as a result of falling public funding and ...

9% fall in EU applications to UK universities after Brexit vote

9% fall in EU applications to UK universities after Brexit vote
- applications deadline, which covers the majority of higher education ... who warned that the Brexit vote could damage the UK's universities sector.

State of unease' for those working in medical profession

State of unease' for those working in medical profession
- The sixth annual report, The State Of Medical Education And Practice In The UK, was released on Thursday. The introduction reads: "There is a state ...
Most fans 'would welcome gay players'
 - Out On The Fields, a two-year global study of homophobia in sport, ... He told BBC Radio 5 live that the UK had "many more" young people willing to ...

Let's End Taboo Over Mental Health

Let's End Taboo Over Mental Health
- Ms Watt – the first dedicated mental health minister in the UK – was speaking at the Scottish Association of Social Work's (SASW) Annual Study ...



Student mental health-care shows how the national crisis ought to be approached

Student mental health-care shows how the national crisis ought to be approached
- Many have the potential to make a positive difference to the national mental health crisis that the UK is experiencing, but many ignore the opportunity ...

Universities struggling with mental health services, says report

Universities struggling with mental health services, says report
- Universities struggling with mental health services, says report ... Universities UK says a strategy for student wellbeing is currently being devised by a ...

Marketers must stop focusing on age when targeting over-50s

Marketers must stop focusing on age when targeting over-50s
- There are also now more people in the UK aged over 60 than there are under 18s, ... We talk about 60- to 70-year-olds, or older people, but these [are] ...

Pensioners forced to live in shocking conditions with no heating or even toilets, shock report reveals

Pensioners forced to live in shocking conditions with no heating or even toilets, shock report reveals
- Vulnerable older people are facing neglect and abuse from private landlords who fail to tackle shocking living conditions, a charity warns. Age UK ...

Ten top tips to help care homes provide nutritious and hygienic food

Ten top tips to help care homes provide nutritious and hygienic food
- As well as a balanced diet, the British Nutrition Foundation recommends that older people eat two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily.

Working locally against isolation

Working locally against isolation
- Around a million (10%) older people are 'chronically lonely' at any given time in the UK. Not only does this have implications for people's mental ...

Older tenants who fall victim to slum landlords

Older tenants who fall victim to slum landlords
- Age UK warns that, with growing numbers of people renting into their old age, urgent reforms are needed to make sure older tenants are not living in ...

Coming out as gay 'among best things I have done'

Coming out as gay 'among best things I have done'
- Scottish secretary David Mundell has revealed coming out as gay at the age of ... said society still had to deal with bullying against the LGBT community. ... face the transgender community across the UK and bring them the equality ...

Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People?

Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People?
- But a new poll out on Thursday reveals the same proportion of people think gay people are welcome in UK churches as those who think they are ...

Kezia Dugdale warns against complacency on LGBT rights as she accepts Pink News award

Kezia Dugdale warns against complacency on LGBT rights as she accepts Pink News award
- stating how she alongside other parties “helped establish the Scottish Parliament's first Cross Party Group on LGBTI issues” she “reestablished the ...

Obama vows to veto defense spending bill if it includes anti-LGBTI 'Religious Freedom' provision

Obama vows to veto defense spending bill if it includes anti-LGBTI 'Religious Freedom' provision
- President Barack Obama Obama is prepared to once again stand up for the LGBTI community. Obama is vowing to veto a $600 billion military ...

Queer Muslims find solace and solidarity at South Africa retreat

Queer Muslims find solace and solidarity at South Africa retreat
- Extrapolating from her experiences in Southern Africa, Mohamed thinks too many leaders on the continent use LGBTI people — including intersex ...

Creating change in Commonwealth countries

Creating change in Commonwealth countries
- The two formal panels, the "LGBTI Policy Dialogue: Resilient Societies: Safeguard the security of all people in all their diversity" and "LGBTI ...

USAID bans anti-LGBT discrimination among contractors

USAID bans anti-LGBT discrimination among contractors
- Special U.S. Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry was among the hundreds of people who were in the audience when Rice ...

Tossed Out of Botswana, 'Kill the Gays' Pastor Not Welcome in Malawi

Tossed Out of Botswana, 'Kill the Gays' Pastor Not Welcome in Malawi
- But as Mamba Online reports, the status of LGBTI people in Malawi is mired in confusion. In December last year, Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu ...

A straight guy's guide to gay bars

A straight guy's guide to gay bars
- Should you be in them? Will men try to touch you? Is the music as good as they say? The Guyliner tells you everything a hetero bro needs to know ...

Marriage equality and the Australia-wide campaign for same-sex couples

Marriage equality and the Australia-wide campaign for same-sex couples
- It is based on the importance of human stories and the message to LGBTI people, their families and friends that collectively we can be the agent of ...

The best little LGBTI festival you've never heard of

The best little LGBTI festival you've never heard of
- An army of love hungry LGBTI merrymakers, led by Irish gay icon and drag legend Panti Bliss, teetering into town in her stillies, raised many an ...

Who will win the 2016 European Diversity Awards?

Who will win the 2016 European Diversity Awards?
- Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, Vicky Beeching and BBC journalist Jane Hill are among the LGBTI heroes nominated in the 2016 European Diversity ...

Gay asylum seeker stayed closeted fearing attacks at UK detention centre, but then his boyfriend ...

Gay asylum seeker stayed closeted fearing attacks at UK detention centre, but then his boyfriend ...
- Senyondo, who left Uganda in 2008 for the UK, found support and love in the church and, a couple of years later, in LGBTI activism. His father died ...

Gender ideology”: a spoiler for peace?

Gender ideology”: a spoiler for peace?
- What is surprising, however, is that although the gender approach is based on the premise of equality and the recognition of women and the LGBTI ...

LGBTI bullying in primary schools

LGBTI bullying in primary schools
- Researchers in the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre have developed a new resource to tackle LGBTI bullying in primary schools ...

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