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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Families divided by Brexit: 'Part of me just wants to avoid my dad completely now'

A successful Brexit is possible but pleasing everyone is not

A successful Brexit is possible but pleasing everyone is not
- On Friday it will be six months since we voted to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote is not yet ancient history but it has become part of the ...

Scientists need to wake up to the opportunities of Brexit

Scientists need to wake up to the opportunities of Brexit
- It's easy for UK researchers to focus on the downsides of leaving the EU. A House of Lords report today calls for a more positive approach.

The brutal violence of Syria's war has shocking repercussions

The brutal violence of Syria's war has shocking repercussions
- The violence of Syria's bloody civil war has had a shocking repercussion beyond its borders with the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey ...

The government must not give up on eliminating child poverty

The government must not give up on eliminating child poverty
- The government should be doing everything possible to ensure that no child in Britain grows up in poverty. When the Prime Minister stood on the steps ...

Black People Still in the Dark When It Comes to HIV Prevention

Black People Still in the Dark When It Comes to HIV Prevention
- This report found that even in the U.K., where White people make up the larger population of people living with HIV, Black people were more likely to ...

Don't mention this around the Christmas table: Brexit, inequality and the demographic divide

Don't mention this around the Christmas table: Brexit, inequality and the demographic divide
- A great deal of research has already been conducted on why the UK voted to ... The few older people with university degrees in the UK are extremely ...

Call for review of mental health services as one in eight Fifers prescribed anti-depressants

Call for review of mental health services as one in eight Fifers prescribed anti-depressants
- In addition, more than 2,000 adults are on a waiting list for psychological services in the region, while 497 children are waiting for a mental health ...

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem
- Modern life can be challenging and, at times, stressful. Young people are struggling to get on the property ladder while the so-called 'sandwich ...

Ambassador to UN asks those against LGBT expert why they don't want to prevent another Pulse ...

Ambassador to UN asks those against LGBT expert why they don't want to prevent another Pulse ...
- The US ambassador to the United Nations has made a passionate plea for LGBT rights to be protected, asking those against an LGBT expert why they ...

Christian schools downgraded by Ofsted over homophobic teachings

Christian schools downgraded by Ofsted over homophobic teachings
- Dozens of schools in the UK follow the Accelerated Christian Education ... from the active promotion of respect for gay and lesbian men and women.”.

Number of LGBT Youth 'Beaten Out of Their Homes' By Parents On the Increase:

Number of LGBT Youth 'Beaten Out of Their Homes' By Parents On the Increase:
- According to the Albert Kennedy Trust and Stonewall Housing, some young LGBT people are being “beaten out of their homes” while others are being sent abroad in an attempt to cure them of their homosexuality. The Albert Kennedy Trust, a LGBT youth homelessness charity, said it has seen a 20 percent increase in the numbers of young LGBT people seeking its help with homelessness since 2012. The charity estimates that 4,800 young LGBT people in the UK are now homeless or living in hostile environments.


Church of England appoints first black bishop in 20 years

Church of England appoints first black bishop in 20 years
- Dorgu was born and brought up in Nigeria, and ordained in the UK. Woolwich, in south-east London, has a significant Nigerian population, many of whom worship in black-majority Pentecostal churches rather than the C of E. At a press conference at Southwark Cathedral, Dorgu said one of his priorities as bishop would be to celebrate the racial diversity of the Woolwich area. He said he intended to “encourage BAME [black and minority ethnic] vocations and more participation in ministry”.

Gay-stapo' campaigners force removal of Archbishop picture from King's College London campus

Gay-stapo' campaigners force removal of Archbishop picture from King's College London campus
- A London university has been accused of giving into "gay-stapo" campaigners by removing a picture of a former Archbishop of Canterbury from its ...

Russia blocks Overwatch comic over gay character

Russia blocks Overwatch comic over gay character
- The graphic novel, which is a spin-off of Blizzard's first person shooter, is normally available in several countries on the game's website. In the latest ...

There's less than 20 gays in the Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence

There's less than 20 gays in the Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence
- Just 20 recruits across the UK's Navy, Army and Air Forces identify as gay or lesbian, according to spurious official data kept by the the Ministry of ...

Online petitions made great strides for Aussie LGBTI people in 2016

Online petitions made great strides for Aussie LGBTI people in 2016
- IN 2016 people voted with their feet – or rather with a click of their mouse – as thousands of people got behind online petitions championing LGBTI ...

Five ways for gay men to avoid the worst day of the year

Five ways for gay men to avoid the worst day of the year
- Researchers say the third Monday of January is what they call ‘Blue Monday’, officially the most depressing day of 2017. Christmas credit card bills arrive and the cold, wet weather keeps on going.
So we say: fight back! Seize next year to make it your very own.


Gay people are four times more likely to face 'revenge porn'

Gay people are four times more likely to face 'revenge porn'
- Though it was criminalised in the UK in 2015, other countries are lagging ... The study notes: “Among internet users who identify as lesbian, gay, ...

UK Couple Speak Out After Enduring a String of Anti-Gay Harassment

UK Couple Speak Out After Enduring a String of Anti-Gay Harassment
- A couple from London is speaking out after they endured a string of verbal anti-gay harassment incidents. Speaking with the Evening Standard, Chris ...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws
- and consultant Jesse Ehrenfeld, associate professor of anesthesiology and director of the Program in LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt University School ...

New attempts to block United Nations mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity prove ...

New attempts to block United Nations mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity prove ...
- We recently had the pleasure to host him as a keynote speaker at the ILGA World Conference, an event that gathered more than 700 LGBTI human ...

From beauty pageants to bathroom battles, five major gains for LGBTI rights in 2016

From beauty pageants to bathroom battles, five major gains for LGBTI rights in 2016
- Yet LGBTI people worldwide still face discrimination in many aspects of life such as employment, education and healthcare, and are subjected to ...

African countries fail in second attempt to block UN gay rights appointment

African countries fail in second attempt to block UN gay rights appointment
- The UN General Assembly has narrowly voted in favour of keeping its LGBTI envoy. A group of African countries opposing the move had argued that ...

Labels like 'gay' and 'bi' aren't divisive. They're necessary

Labels like 'gay' and 'bi' aren't divisive. They're necessary
- It implies that those in the LGBTI community are “categorising” or “dividing” themselves by being open about their identities. This take reeks of ...

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