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Monday, 21 November 2016

Owen Jones: “I'm driven by faith things can change”

Owen Jones: “I'm driven by faith things can change”
- But whether that be the disproportionate 'stop and search' of young black men, or whether it be LGBT people killed in a massacre, we just need to ...

Transgender Marine becomes one of first men to serve openly after US military drops ban

Transgender Marine becomes one of first men to serve openly after US military drops ban
- The first openly transgender soldier serving in the US military has said he is looking forward to being able to attend the annual Marine Corps Ball in an ...

Trump election Pantsuit Nation: Clinton fans find comfort on Facebook

Trump election Pantsuit Nation: Clinton fans find comfort on Facebook
- Alongside a photo of her home's front fence painted in the LGBT rainbow, she tells group members she was "terrified" when she painted it.

Tinder is embracing inclusivity with more gender options

Tinder is embracing inclusivity with more gender options
- As dating apps are increasingly becoming a crucial aspect of the digital app market (25 per cent of people in the UK admitted to having at least one ...

UK students protest planned reform of universities

UK students protest planned reform of universities
It's incredible to feel the strength of our movement uniting in the face of this government's attempts to privatise our education,” Bouattia told protesters ...

Will Brexit block EU students from UK law schools?

Will Brexit block EU students from UK law schools?
- In 2014-15 there were almost 125,000 EU students undertaking higher education courses in the UK, according to Universities UK, of whom more than ...

U.K. Schools Accuse Beauty and the Beast of Promoting Domestic Violence

U.K. Schools Accuse Beauty and the Beast of Promoting Domestic Violence
- A Department of Education spokesperson said that schools are in the best place to decide, "what resources are most appropriate for their children, ...

Refugees and integration in the UK: the role of gender

Refugees and integration in the UK: the role of gender
- We also controlled analyses by age, partner, dependent children, time in UK, place of origin, pre-arrival education and religion enabling us to isolate ...

Sexist' government cuts ignore equality laws, says women's group

Sexist' government cuts ignore equality laws, says women's group
- The report calls on policymakers to recognise links between the UK's comparatively high rate of child poverty and the poverty of mothers, who ...

The causes of homelessness among young people in the UK, from family breakdown to war

The causes of homelessness among young people in the UK, from family breakdown to war
- Every year in the UK a staggering 150,000 young people ask their local ... More than a third have a mental health issue, such as depression and ...

What is Centrepoint and how do they help homeless young people in the UK?

What is Centrepoint and how do they help homeless young people in the UK?
- Centrepoint provide a home and help vulnerable young people get physically and mentally healthy using our proven approach and wide ranging help, ...

Only 37% of young people 'would talk to someone about mental illness'

Only 37% of young people 'would talk to someone about mental illness'
- Less than two fifths of young people said they would talk to someone if they were struggling with mental health problems, new research has found.

Healing the rifts between mental health workers and psychiatric survivors

Healing the rifts between mental health workers and psychiatric survivors
- Accusations of psychiatric 'abuse' can be hard to hear by a mental health ... experiences offer hope that something like this could happen in the UK.

Are your employees facing a stress time bomb?

Are your employees facing a stress time bomb?
- Keeping a watchful eye on your employees' mental health appears to be ... In fact, nearly two thirds (63%) of the UK's working population say that ...

Poor mental health care is a 'stain' on our country. But whose fault is that?

Poor mental health care is a 'stain' on our country. But whose fault is that?
- Today's warning from ever former Health Secretary from the past 20 years about inadequate mental health provision raises a number of questions.

Why elderly people DON'T like to be beside the seaside: Average age of a homebuyer in British ...

Why elderly people DON'T like to be beside the seaside: Average age of a homebuyer in British ...
- Experts say older people are more reluctant to move thanks to a lack of suitable properties for downsizing, as well as concerns about costs such as ...

Why Britain needs a museum dedicated to gay rights

Why Britain needs a museum dedicated to gay rights
- For me, a permanent gay and trans rights museum in the UK is a no brainer. It would be an acknowledgement that this history exists – that people had ...

Scream Star Bex Taylor-Klaus Comes Out as Gay: "Yes, the Rumors Are True"

Scream Star Bex Taylor-Klaus Comes Out as Gay: "Yes, the Rumors Are True"
- The 22-year-old Scream star took to Twitter this week to come out as gay, writing, "hello my name is bex and yes the rumors are true I am v gay.".


Gay adoption set to be legal in every Australian state

Gay adoption set to be legal in every Australian state
- A UK couple's torrid battle with the South Australian government sees the state poised to become the last in Australia to legalise same-sex adoption.

How great really is Britain for today's LGBTQ+ community? One man went on a queer odyssey to ...

How great really is Britain for today's LGBTQ+ community? One man went on a queer odyssey to ...
- Incidents of homophobia and transphobia in the UK are often because the offender simply decides we 'look gay' or 'look trans'. In collaboration with ...

Kiwi lawyer fundraises for Ugandan LGBTI advocate

Kiwi lawyer fundraises for Ugandan LGBTI advocate
- A New Zealand lawyer is calling on the LGBTI community to help make a tangible difference in one of the world's most anti-LGBTI nations, Uganda.

8 Year-Old Ugandan GirlArrested For Kissing AnotherGirl

8 Year-Old Ugandan GirlArrested For Kissing AnotherGirl
- There was a private members' motion that was introduced in our Parliament to criminalise the activities of the LGBTI community. That motion was ...

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' set to reveal multiple LGBT characters

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' set to reveal multiple LGBT characters
- Curtis Free of the London Gaymers group told Gay Star News that having a visible LGBTI characters in just a popular title is sending a positive ...

Reconstructing Gender in China

Reconstructing Gender in China
- Her WeChat Moments feed displays a medley of emoji-adorned selfies highlighting her long hair and bright smile, inspirational quotes (“you should go and love yourself,” reads one), fashion videos, and internet click-bait. She participates in a slew of extracurriculars—including the cheerleading squad—at the well-known Beijing university where she’s majoring in international studies. When she’s with her boyfriend, she sometimes gets nervous about intimacy.


Marriage equality will give hope': the faith leaders backing same-sex union

Marriage equality will give hope': the faith leaders backing same-sex union
- Supporters of same-sex marriage during a rally in Brisbane this year. Several faith leaders are sending out the message that advocacy for LGBTI rights ...

An LGBT Rally Tests the Limits of Singapore's Free-Speech Park

An LGBT Rally Tests the Limits of Singapore's Free-Speech Park
LGBTI issues are one such example.” The government then instituted a rule that went into effect this month mandating that foreign companies must ...

Religious faith is no obstacle to support for marriage equality

Religious faith is no obstacle to support for marriage equality
- must not become a journey based on the defeat of religion but rather a journey that builds bridges between people of faith and LGBTI people. It must ...

Jennifer Lawrence to LGBTI post-Trump election: 'Don't be afraid, be loud!'

Jennifer Lawrence to LGBTI post-Trump election: 'Don't be afraid, be loud!'
- Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence thinks Donald Trump being elected US president should 'enrage' people but also 'motivate' them. 'Let this ...

LGBTI Young People Have The Right To Be Closeted

LGBTI Young People Have The Right To Be Closeted
- One such similarity is the clear discomfort conservative leaders in both countries display at the very notion of LGBTI young people – including their ...

A video game is set to have more LGBT characters than ever before

A video game is set to have more LGBT characters than ever before
- Curtis Free, from London Gaymers, told GSN: “By having a visible LGBTI character in such a popular title, Blizzard is sending the gaming community a ...

Helping to break down stereotypes

Helping to break down stereotypes
- The transition from Wandile to Wandi opened a window into issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and the ...

Gibraltar Has Marriage Equality, Taiwan Likely Soon to Follow

Gibraltar Has Marriage Equality, Taiwan Likely Soon to Follow
- The plebiscite was expected to cost $170 million and was opposed by many who feared the campaign would hurt the LGBTI community.

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