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Monday, 7 November 2016

Adoption ban on foster carers who objected to gay parents

Adoption ban on foster carers who objected to gay parents
- A husband and wife who spoke out against the adoption of their foster children by a gay couple have been told that they cannot adopt the children ...

Homophobes, change is inevitable" – newly married gay activist Bisi Alimi

Homophobes, change is inevitable" – newly married gay activist Bisi Alimi
- Popular UK-based Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi wed his fiance, Anthony in London on November 5th. Thanking everyone who wished them ...

Zimbabwe rejects UN Human Rights Council gay rights recommendations

Zimbabwe rejects UN Human Rights Council gay rights recommendations
- The Zimbabwean government last week presented its human rights national report for its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a process used by the UN to review and seek to improve the human rights situations of all UN state members.

Should gay men be banned from men's changing rooms?”

Jeremy Hunt: forcing May to reveal Brexit plan would damage economy

Jeremy Hunt: forcing May to reveal Brexit plan would damage economy
- But the health secretary said it would be damaging to force the prime minister to reveal her hand. “The impact on the economy will be far worse if through some parliamentary mechanisms Theresa May is forced to lay out her entire negotiating strategy,” Hunt told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show.

Young people must be given greater mobility for education and research ...

Young people must be given greater mobility for education and research ...
- India and UK signed multiple agreements, including a Clean Energy R&D ... But most importantly, Modi said, "Education is vital for our students.

India urges Theresa May to open UK doors to university students

India urges Theresa May to open UK doors to university students
- Addressing a UK-India tech summit in Delhi, Narendra Modi said: “Education is vital for our students and will define our engagement in a shared future ...

Limiting student visas at some campuses 'ignoring Brexit message'

Limiting student visas at some campuses 'ignoring Brexit message'
- The UK government's plan to restrict overseas student recruitment for ... it's good for the place they come to”, Mr Katwala told Times Higher Education.

Benefit cap to put Scottish families 'at risk of homelessness'

Benefit cap to put Scottish families 'at risk of homelessness'
UK-wide benefit cap which comes into force today will lead to a direct ... the changes will only serve to "push more and more people into poverty".

Benefit cap will leave tens of thousands more children in poverty in 'monstrous new assault' on ...

Benefit cap will leave tens of thousands more children in poverty in 'monstrous new assault' on ...
- There are already 3.9million children living in poverty across Britain and the new cap is likely to cause that total to rise. Children's health, well-being ...

Is a carer stealing from your elderly relative?

Is a carer stealing from your elderly relative?
- Earlier this year, freedom of information requests revealed that more than five thefts a day are taking place at care homes across the UK, with elderly ...

New research reveals that three quarters of over 45s are not putting money aside for elderly care

New research reveals that three quarters of over 45s are not putting money aside for elderly care
- This is in spite of the reality that two million elderly people in the UK have a care related need and four million will need daily help by 2029. It is also ...

Homeless people supported thanks to legacy of campaigning teen

Homeless people supported thanks to legacy of campaigning teen
Homeless people will get support from a Whitehaven charity set up in memory of a campaigning teenager. Sarah's Star Fund has sponsored a room at ...

Jungle child migrants at risk of suicide with resettlement delays, warns charity

Jungle child migrants at risk of suicide with resettlement delays, warns charity
Child migrants claiming a legal right to live in the UK are at risk of suicide ... It needs to be a multi-agency approach with social services, mental and ...

Seven-point guide on how to tackle the UK's child anxiety epidemic

Seven-point guide on how to tackle the UK's child anxiety epidemic
 - It is great for children to be dynamic and busy, but downtime is very ... There is certainly far more recognition of mental illness these days, and this ...

Most Calais camp child refugees 'traumatised and depressed'

Most Calais camp child refugees 'traumatised and depressed'
- Evidence compiled by a psychiatrist for Citizens UK, which is supporting scores of children dispersed around France, suggests that their mental health ...

Turbulent Times For London's Gay Scene

Turbulent Times For London's Gay Scene
- Cliff Joannou, who now edits Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, estimates that 25% of LBGT venues have closed since the recession.

The East-West divide over LGBT rights

The East-West divide over LGBT rights
- China has decriminalized gay activity, but Beijing doesn't protect LGBT ... The dedicated British-Australian campaigner on LGBT issues, Peter Tatchell, ...

Italian priest blames the country's recent earthquakes on gay civil unions

Italian priest blames the country's recent earthquakes on gay civil unions
- While here in the UK former UKIP councillor David Silverster wrote a letter to the Henley Standard claiming: “The scriptures make it abundantly clear ...

University in Indonesia launches program to 'normalize' LGBT people

University in Indonesia launches program to 'normalize' LGBT people
- Badu says he launched the program to create a 'college of civilization', and he hopes the new guidance will help bring LGBTI people 'back to ...

UN expert on LGBTI rights may lose his job

UN expert on LGBTI rights may lose his job
- The United Nations' new independent expert on LGBTI rights may lose his job as the General Assembly prepares to vote on an unprecedented ...

Thailand must join the LGBTI battle

Thailand must join the LGBTI battle
 - The African Group is seeking to block the mandate of Prof Vitit indefintely, saying that LGBTI issues have nothing to do with human rights

LGBTI advocates react to Tasmanian Libs condemning Safe Schools

LGBTI advocates react to Tasmanian Libs condemning Safe Schools
- Advocates have reacted to news that the Tasmanian branch of the Liberal party has passed a motion condemning Safe Schools at the Liberal party ...

Marriage equality plebiscite debate adjourned

Marriage equality plebiscite debate adjourned
- Greens Senator Janet Rice who is married to her trans partner suggested marriage equality was a human right and LGBTI people deserved the same ...

Fast and flexible support: ingredients to enrich LGBTI campaigning

Fast and flexible support: ingredients to enrich LGBTI campaigning
- There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to campaigning for today's LGBTI activists, but providing support on short notice allows organisations to be ...

The UK Refuses To Pardon Men Convicted of Homosexuality

The UK Refuses To Pardon Men Convicted of Homosexuality
- The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA) released results from their Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People ..

Tunisian police arrest and humiliate trans youth

Tunisian police arrest and humiliate trans youth
- Tunisian police arrested, beat and humiliated a transgender youth last week, according to Tunisian news coverage and Shams, the local LGBTI ...

American duo honoured for their pioneering efforts to build global recognition for LGBT+ businesses

American duo honoured for their pioneering efforts to build global recognition for LGBT+ businesses
- We look forward to celebrating our continued partnership as the CGLCC co-hosts the opening reception at our inaugural Global LGBTI Business Week ...

Roadshow to roll over discrimination

Roadshow to roll over discrimination
- Lawyers will be in Shepparton as part of a new regional roadshow to promote awareness among LGBTI people of how to fight discrimination.

African states demand UN suspend LGBTI expert

African states demand UN suspend LGBTI expert
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week said the "tide is turning" in favor of LGBTI rights as he received a prize from the Elton John AIDS ...

African countries oppose appointment of UN gay rights envoy

African countries oppose appointment of UN gay rights envoy
- African states have drafted a resolution, calling for the suspension of the UN's new LGBTI investigator. The 54-member Africa group says ...

Heartbreak of the same-sex couples battling Hong Kong's legal barriers to claim equal rights

Heartbreak of the same-sex couples battling Hong Kong's legal barriers to claim equal rights
- It's heartbreaking,” Tommy Chen, executive officer of local LGBTI group Rainbow of Hong Kong, said. “It's just a shame and makes Hong Kong look ...

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