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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mother finds her gay son dead after being dumped by his first boyfriend

Mother finds her gay son dead after being dumped by his first boyfriend
- A devastated mother found her son dead in his bedroom after he was dumped by his first boyfriend. Zenon Bartlett, 16, had just been dumped his ...


Recruiters are likely to make assumptions based on whether you look gay or heterosexual

Recruiters are likely to make assumptions based on whether you look gay or heterosexual
- Vacant job roles should be filled on a candidate's skills, not their identity, but it seems as though our deeply held stereotypes are still having an impact.

Twitter has Christmas emojis and they are super camp

Twitter has Christmas emojis and they are super camp
- We've got Mariah on repeat and Wham!'s “Last Christmas” has us misty eyed so when Twitter released it's Christmas emojis obvs our excitement ...

7 things you probably didn't know about Richard Osman

7 things you probably didn't know about Richard Osman
- Well, rather interestingly in a blog posted in 2011, Richard wrote that his job was to be the host, Alexander Armstrong’s “‘pointless friend’, providing extra facts, trying to tell jokes, and adding to the Brokeback Mountain-style sexual frisson of the show”. Now make of that what you will. However, Richard, who was once voted “weirdest crush” is actually heterosexual and on the dating scene. Recently, he was said to be dating radio DJ and deputy editor of InStyle magazine, Emily Dean. He split with the mother of his two children a number of years ago.

18 months that will shape the UK's future

18 months that will shape the UK's future
- It has been six months since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and the herculean task facing the government and its negotiating team is ...

Up to 48 different European governments will hold a veto over Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with ...

Up to 48 different European governments will hold a veto over Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with ...
- It "will make the process hugely longer, because they will have to keep an eye not only on what the EU wants but also what all the national capitals and even the regional parliaments want," Catherine Barnard, a professor of European Union law at the University of Cambridge, told The Telegraph.



Spain has killed any chance of a separate Scottish Brexit deal

Spain has killed any chance of a separate Scottish Brexit deal
- The Scottish government detailed its proposals in a paper earlier this week which explored a "Norway option," whereby the country maintained ...

Brexit 'is hurting thousands of small retailers

Brexit 'is hurting thousands of small retailers
- Small shops are beginning to experience the fallout of Brexit," says The Times, after a survey found the number of high street retailers struggling with ...

Soaring number of children in UK seeking help over gender identity - charity

Soaring number of children in UK seeking help over gender identity - charity
- Many had suicidal thoughts, harmed themselves or experienced mental ... Yet the growing number of British children coming out as transgender has ...

University rowing team strip off to tackle homophobia in sport

University rowing team strip off to tackle homophobia in sport
- A male university rowing team have stripped off for their sauciest calendar yet - in a bid to combat homophobia in sport. The University of Warwick ...

People Can Suffer in Any Country': Brits Now More at Risk of Poverty Than Poles

People Can Suffer in Any Country': Brits Now More at Risk of Poverty Than Poles
- It marks the first time ever the UK has fallen behind Poland in the rankings since Poland joined the European Union in 2004; then, the proportion of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the UK was nearly half the figure in Poland (24.8 percent to 45.3 percent). However, Eurostat measures poverty relative to a nation's median income — the figures do not imply residents of the UK are poorer than those of Poland.

Cat forgotten and abandoned for years by Alzheimer's-suffering owner is found covered in horror ...

Cat forgotten and abandoned for years by Alzheimer's-suffering owner is found covered in horror ...
- Horrifying photographs show a neglected calico cat named Hidey with matted fur forming 'dreadlocks' on her body.  Images of the overweight feline, who belonged to an elderly man with Alzheimer's, were posted on Facebook Friday by the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The post said: 'This poor cat was brought to our clinic yesterday after her elderly (owner) had to move to a nursing home.

Millennials are twice as likely as the elderly to have a lonely Christmas

Millennials are twice as likely as the elderly to have a lonely Christmas
- Which is pretty awful. And while we may think of the elderly when we picture the sad thought of someone having a lonely Christmas, new research from Mind has found that it’s actually millennials who are most at risk of being alone over the festive season, being twice as likely as the elderly to have no one to spend Christmas with.

Action call as child poverty is still rising

Action call as child poverty is still rising
- CHILD poverty is still rising in Scotland with hundreds of thousands of ... Relative child poverty increased by 20,000 more children up from 14% to 17% ...

Why austerity is to blame for the Birmingham prison riot

Why austerity is to blame for the Birmingham prison riot
- Levels of violence have risen within the English prison system over the past year. .... effort across government and beyond to abolish child poverty.

Child poverty and university funding

Child poverty and university funding
- A report which found that one in five children in Scotland are living in poverty is the subject of the lead story in The Scotsman. The paper said the ...

How to come out to your family and friends at Christmas

How to come out to your family and friends at Christmas
- However, for those in the LGBT community who aren't out to their family, ... worry that you might hate them if they have a problem with LGBT people.

An escaped sex slave, an LGBT rights campaigner and a climate change ...

 An escaped sex slave, an LGBT rights campaigner and a climate change ...
- Thousands of people around the world work tirelessly to defend human rights - often risking their lives to expose abuses against women, children, ...

Daily Mail launches bitter attack on National Trust plans to celebrate LGBT history

Daily Mail launches bitter attack on National Trust plans to celebrate LGBT history
- Daily Mail launches bitter attack on National Trust plans to celebrate LGBT history. Daily Mail ... 24% of homeless people in the UK are thought to…

Thomas Cook Christmas Advert 'Reflects Modern Population' With Same-Sex Parents And Gay Kiss

Thomas Cook Christmas Advert 'Reflects Modern Population' With Same-Sex Parents And Gay Kiss
- Thomas Cook is the latest to make diversity and inclusivity the heart of its advertising message, by featuring same sex parents and a gay kiss in an advert that will be aired on TV on Christmas day. “It’s 2016, our customers are as diverse as our holidays and we wanted to reflect that in our marketing campaign,” Jamie Queen, marketing director for Thomas Cook Group and UK, said in a statement.


Israeli TV regulators ban ad for calling out racism, homophobia

Israeli TV regulators ban ad for calling out racism, homophobia
- Calling Palestinian rights 'problematic' and LGBT rights a matter 'in public dispute,' the TV authority bans a public service announcement by ...

A University Lecturer Has Compared Student LGBT Activists To Nazis

A University Lecturer Has Compared Student LGBT Activists To Nazis
- However, a spokesperson for King's College told BuzzFeed News the picture was not removed because of allegations of homophobia but to make ...

Meryl Streep To Be Recognised For Her Years As An LGBTI Ally

Meryl Streep To Be Recognised For Her Years As An LGBTI Ally
- Three-time Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep will next year receive another award, this time recognising her decades as an LGBTI ally.

Second attempt to block UN LGBT expert fails

Second attempt to block UN LGBT expert fails
- LGBT global advocates and their supporters hailed the defeat of a second attempt to suspend the United Nations' new independent LGBT expert.

A Culture of Humiliation: Homophobia in Initiations

A Culture of Humiliation: Homophobia in Initiations
- Treating gay sex, or any other form of an intimate relationship, as somehow funnier that the straight equivalent indicates homophobia. Essentially ...

General Assembly rejects attempt to halt work of UN's new independent expert

General Assembly rejects attempt to halt work of UN's new independent expert
- An attempt to hinder the work of the independent UN expert tasked with combatting discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people ...

Health of queer male and trans sex workers put under microscope

Health of queer male and trans sex workers put under microscope
- Stigma related to sex work and to being LGBTI can combine to make accessing healthcare a particular challenge for male and trans sex workers.

Support for marriage equality rises while confidence in Turnbull plummets

Support for marriage equality rises while confidence in Turnbull plummets
- However, the draft bill prompted advocates to criticise some of the amendments within it, which allow LGBTI-specific religious discrimination when it ...

Trump urged not to cut overseas LGBT aid

Trump urged not to cut overseas LGBT aid
- There has been bipartisan support for our human rights work broadly and on LGBTI issues,” said Berry at the OutRight Action International summit.

Vanderbilt granted funds to study health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Vanderbilt granted funds to study health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws
- and consultant Jesse Ehrenfeld (link is external), associate professor of anesthesiology and director of the Program in LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt ...

Promoting LGBTI Tolerance in Prison: The Hardest Challenge

Promoting LGBTI Tolerance in Prison: The Hardest Challenge
- In early 2016, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) prisoners found a powerful ally in Stafford Creek's new superintendent, ...

Minister To Meet With Youth Affairs Council Over “Brutal” Safe Schools Takeover

Minister To Meet With Youth Affairs Council Over “Brutal” Safe Schools Takeover
- The Victorian minister for education will meet with representatives from the LGBTI and youth services communities to discuss concerns over the ...

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