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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Deep divisions in Taiwan over gay marriage reform

Deep divisions in Taiwan over gay marriage reform
- But while support for marriage equality has gained momentum since pro-gay rights President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in May, so too have ...



No safe refuge: experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention

No safe refuge: experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention
- This study carried out by Stonewall and UKLGIG examines experiences, conditions and treatment of lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) asylum seekers in ...

This new report gives a damning verdict on the ability of state-run schools to protect LGBT children

This new report gives a damning verdict on the ability of state-run schools to protect LGBT children
- A new report claims many state-run schools in the US are failing to protect vulnerable LGBT students. The research, carried out by Human Rights ...

Homosexual Men to Use Sex Selection to Ensure They Get Baby Girls

Homosexual Men to Use Sex Selection to Ensure They Get Baby Girls
- A British same-sex couple who currently have four boys and a girl are set to use sex selection of embryos in a bid to obtain ...

London Mayor appoints former EU Commissioner to Brexit think-tank

London Mayor appoints former EU Commissioner to Brexit think-tank
- Former EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson will be advising London Mayor Sadiq Khan on how best to mitigate the effects of Brexit.

When Brexit turns nasty

When Brexit turns nasty
- If we do Brexit, and one has to hope that politicians might still see sense as disaster looms, this is easily the most likely form. We already know Theresa ...

Theresa May will be pressed to tell us what 'Brexit means Brexit' actually means as she gets a ...

Theresa May will be pressed to tell us what 'Brexit means Brexit' actually means as she gets a ...
- THERESA May will be pressed to tell us just what 'Brexit means Brexit' ... living in EU countries that their right to remain will be protected after Brexit.

Nicola Sturgeon to set out Scottish Brexit proposals

Nicola Sturgeon to set out Scottish Brexit proposals
Nicola Sturgeon is setting out her proposals for Scotland's future relations with Europe after Brexit. The first minister is expected to outline plans for ...

Loneliness could be a killer for the elderly so do all you can to visit

Loneliness could be a killer for the elderly so do all you can to visit
- In Britain and the US, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone. In the US, half of those older than 85 live alone. Research in both countries ...

Why small changes may mean your elderly relative is struggling this Christmas

Why small changes may mean your elderly relative is struggling this Christmas
- According to Age UK's latest figures1, 3.5 million people in Great Britain aged 65+ live alone, this is more than a third (36%) of all people aged 65+ ...

The government's indifference to child poverty

The government's indifference to child poverty
- I am genuinely quite shocked that the government has abolished the Child Poverty Unit. I suppose I should not be: they have already tried to define ...

How easy is it to get help for a mental health problem? Five different stories

How easy is it to get help for a mental health problem? Five different stories
- We asked you to tell us about accessing mental health services. Did people get help immediately? Here five people from across the UK share their ...

MPs say UK suicide rate 'unacceptably high'

MPs say UK suicide rate 'unacceptably high'
- Funding to develop mental health services "hasn't come as quickly as promised" and this is holding up progress in cutting suicide rates, according to a ...

Duchess of Cambridge helps make decorations at Heads Together Christmas party

Duchess of Cambridge helps make decorations at Heads Together Christmas party
- Best Beginnings supports the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers. ... Contact provides mental health support to service personnel. ... is the UK's leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of ...

The wrong older people are volunteering finds study

The wrong older people are volunteering finds study
- The wrong older people are volunteering finds study ... for approximately 40% of all the volunteering, charitable giving and civic participation in the UK.

This video shows the lonely reality for many older people at Christmas - but you can help

This video shows the lonely reality for many older people at Christmas - but you can help
- It comes on the heels of a report by Age UK and the Alzheimer's Society that suggests the number of older people not getting help has risen by nearly ...

'Gloucester is full of pride': Pride leader slams city's 'homophobic' title

'Gloucester is full of pride': Pride leader slams city's 'homophobic' title
- The county itself is the only in the UK to be LGBT venue free..no pub no club. We have support nights and the odd event happening however there is ...

Meryl Streep to be given one of the world's biggest LGBT awards

Meryl Streep to be given one of the world's biggest LGBT awards
- Hollywood royalty Meryl Streep is to be honoured by the Human Rights Campaign at their annual fundraising dinner. The group is honouring Streep at ...

Vice President-elect Mike Pence voted 'homophobe of the year'

Vice President-elect Mike Pence voted 'homophobe of the year'
- All Out said: “The next Vice President of the U.S. built a career on anti-LGBT legislation. He was one of the first governors to pass a 'religious freedom' ...

Not-quite-so-terrible-things that happened in 2016

Not-quite-so-terrible-things that happened in 2016
- It's hard to talk about the good things that happened this year without thinking about all of the completely awful things, but it's worth remembering that ...

Pastor who exported anti-gay laws to Uganda battles 'crimes against humanity' lawsuit

Pastor who exported anti-gay laws to Uganda battles 'crimes against humanity' lawsuit
- A US-based pastor who cheerleads support for homophobic laws around the world is battling a 'crimes against humanity' lawsuit. Massachusetts hate ...

African states narrowly fail to stop UN gay rights envoy ...

African states narrowly fail to stop UN gay rights envoy ...
- of Thailand, who has a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

DJ Magnus opens up about anxiety and depression

DJ Magnus opens up about anxiety and depression
- up about his personal journey in a bid to get other people in the LGBTI community to talk about their own issues with anxiety and depression as well.

14 celebrities who came out as LGBTI this year

14 celebrities who came out as LGBTI this year
- Of the celebrities who took the brave step of coming come out in 2016, Colton Hayes is the biggest Instagram sensation with 5.5 million followers.

MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK
- MPs have warned government that it has failed to do enough to tackle the UK's suicide rates. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 49, and also the leading cause of death for people aged between 16 and 24. Over 6,100 deaths in the UK in 2015 were registered as suicides, though the actual number may be higher. While MPs placed much blame at the feet of government, they claimed there was also much to be done by internet providers and social media companies too.

North Carolina poised to repeal 'most extreme anti-LGBT measure in the country'

North Carolina poised to repeal 'most extreme anti-LGBT measure in the country'
- Politicians in North Carolina are set to meet to repeal a controversial law that was widely condemned a discriminating against the LGBT community.

LGBTQ Youngsters are Increasingly being Forced into Homelessness

LGBTQ Youngsters are Increasingly being Forced into Homelessness
- Despite LGBT equality laws and marriage equality, a growing number of ... one of the most disenfranchised and marginalised groups within the UK.”.

Move over Finn and Poe, is this Star Wars' first official gay couple?

Move over Finn and Poe, is this Star Wars' first official gay couple?
- Yet, the same has happened again, with fans now more hopeful that the Star Wars franchise will finally offer an LGBT couple to its canon in the form of ...

The 23 amazing LGBTI moments that prove 2016 wasn't too bad after all

The 23 amazing LGBTI moments that prove 2016 wasn't too bad after all
- With Trump, Brexit and the deaths of icons, it can all be agreed that 2016 was a pretty terrible year. If you look at our predictions for the year, which ...

Caving-in to the right on Safe Schools

Caving-in to the right on Safe Schools
- On the Tuesday before Spring Street adjourned for the year, Matthew Guy's opposition helped defeat two bills designed to improve LGBTI rights: the ...

Parents are making young gay people homeless at a 'dramatic' higher rate

Parents are making young gay people homeless at a 'dramatic' higher rate
- The Albert Kennedy Trust and Stonewall Housing has reported a 'dramatic increase' of young LGBTI people being forced out onto streets by abusive ...

The leftist Pink Mafia strikes again

The leftist Pink Mafia strikes again
- Now, the LGBTI lobby wants separate treatment during natural disasters. Catherine McGregor thought we were fighting to be treated as human beings, ...

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