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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Ethnic minorities 'suffer higher unemployment despite good school performance'

Ethnic minorities 'suffer higher unemployment despite good school performance'
- It is deeply concerning that poor white British boys are doing so badly in education, from the early years through to university. Yet they are less likely ...

Police dealing with thousands more mental health-related crimes

Police dealing with thousands more mental health-related crimes
- More than 4,300 incidents in which mental health was a cause or a factor ... A police report said: “The impact of mental health on police demand is ...

Carrie Fisher inspired mental health sufferers by opening up over her own struggles

Carrie Fisher inspired mental health sufferers by opening up over her own struggles
- Talking about being comfortable about living with mental health, she told Questita magazine: 'I don't feel particularly messed up. I've always been ...

Charity needs your help to combat loneliness among elderly people

Charity needs your help to combat loneliness among elderly people
- As well as helping the charity generate much needed funds to support older people, Age UK hopes that it can reach out to older people seeking new ...

Trump, terror and Brexit: Biggest stories of 2016, the year the world was rocked by tragedy

Trump, terror and Brexit: Biggest stories of 2016, the year the world was rocked by tragedy
- From terror attacks and political shocks to the fatal shooting of an endangered gorilla, there has been no shortage of news in 2016. In the world of ...

Irish in London: 'Brexit and Trump made me feel less welcome in the UK'

Irish in London: 'Brexit and Trump made me feel less welcome in the UK'
- Just as the courting of fringe demographics by US Republicans over decades created the space for Trump despite the party's own wishes, Brexit was ...

Brexit Tory Michael Gove attacked for refusing to let his claims about 'experts' go

Brexit Tory Michael Gove attacked for refusing to let his claims about 'experts' go
- Brazen Michael Gove was mocked today after he refused to let go his infamous claim that Brits have "had enough of experts". The Tory ex-minister had ...

Stop worrying about Brexit and Donald Trump – the world is actually getting better by the day

Stop worrying about Brexit and Donald Trump – the world is actually getting better by the day
- In the last 16 years alone, the number of global families living in poverty has been cut by more than 50 per cent. We're living longer, healthier, safer ...

How Carrie Fisher's brutal wit and very public battles with drinking, drugs, men and mental health ...

How Carrie Fisher's brutal wit and very public battles with drinking, drugs, men and mental health ...
- Fisher's drug problems reached their low point in 2005 when a night of debauchery ended with gay Republican lobbyist R. Gregory Stevens dying of ...

Gay couple and two friends beaten by a “group of 15” on Christmas day

Gay couple and two friends beaten by a “group of 15” on Christmas day
- ayson Homer and his partner, 21, and two friends, Marc Vasey and a female friend, allege that the incident started at around 8:30 PM inside the pub, where they were enjoying a festive drink. Jayson’s partner, who wished to remain anonymous, says that he was questioned about his religion by another group at the pub. The debate escalated to verbal abuse when he said that the group started calling him homophobic slurs.


This gay couple are set to feature in NYC mural, helping to normalising LGBT artwork

This gay couple are set to feature in NYC mural, helping to normalising LGBT artwork
- A gay couple from Manhattan will be sending a powerful message to New York commuters about the power of normalising the LGBT community ...

Tyler Oakley nailed exactly why we should be anxious of the Trump presidency

Tyler Oakley nailed exactly why we should be anxious of the Trump presidency
- Oakley said: “I’m absolutely concerned, and every single person in this country should be. If you know an LGBTQ+ person, if you know a person of colour, if you know a woman, if you know anyone who isn’t a straight, white, cisgender, Christian male, you should be concerned. Trump’s actions speak louder than words, and his appointments send a clear message to minorities: We are not here to protect you.”

Adam Lambert makes LGBTI+ social media power list

Adam Lambert makes LGBTI+ social media power list
- The star has enjoyed a real career boost of late, after not only fronting British rock band Queen but also landing his first reality TV role. The handsome singer has been acting as a judge on X Factor Australia. He went on to perform on the X Factor UK final, along with eventual runner up Saara Aalto.

Katie Hopkins: Acceptance is like death to LGBT

Katie Hopkins: Acceptance is like death to LGBT
- Katie Hopkins has waded into the Richard Hammond ice cream debate suggesting acceptance is like death to the LGBT community.

Hidden gay British histories take centre stage 50 years after decriminalisation

Hidden gay British histories take centre stage 50 years after decriminalisation
- The 2,000-year-old relationship between the Roman emperor Hadrian and a beautiful Greek boy called Antinous is to be explored as part of cultural events marking the 50th anniversary of one of the most important moments in gay British history. In July 1967 the Sexual Offences Act finally decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales. It was a momentous, transformative moment, although it took until 1980 for the law to be changed in Scotland, and until 1982 in Northern Ireland.


LGBTI protections top list of biggest achievements from Obama's presidency

LGBTI protections top list of biggest achievements from Obama's presidency
- The White House has released a Social Progress and Equality Achievements report that places protections for LGBTI people at the top of the list.

George Michael came out for the first time on TV during 1998 interview

George Michael came out for the first time on TV during 1998 interview
- A video of 35-year-old George's interview on CNN reveals a lot about why the singer decided to keep his gay status hidden long after he'd accepted ...

Church of England leaders are set to spark a fresh homosexuality row by 'ending celibacy vows for ...

Church of England leaders are set to spark a fresh homosexuality row by 'ending celibacy vows for ...
- Church of England leaders are set to spark a fresh row over homosexuality by suggesting that gay vicars should no longer have to promise to abstain ...

Evangelicals insist 'vast numbers' of Brits still oppose gay marriage

Evangelicals insist 'vast numbers' of Brits still oppose gay marriage
- Evangelicals have claimed that “vast numbers” of people in the UK are still opposed to same-sex marriage, nearly three years after weddings began.

Trump to replace gay Army chief with billionaire hockey club owner

Trump to replace gay Army chief with billionaire hockey club owner
- Eric Fanning, the first gay man appointed to head the US Army, is set to be replaced with a billionaire hockey club owner. Obama nominee Eric ...

Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke launches gay dating app to rival Grindr as he continues search for ...

Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke launches gay dating app to rival Grindr as he continues search for ...
- Of his new venture, he said: 'Chappy represents the future of gay dating and we're thrilled to have an investor and partner as well versed in the market ...

New gin bar hopes to lift the spirits of Manchester's 'tired' Gay Village

New gin bar hopes to lift the spirits of Manchester's 'tired' Gay Village
- The Gay Village has become a bit tired, so it's time for the bars to step up their game around there," says Mother's Ruin co-owner Paul Creely, who ...

Progress in repealing anti-LGBT laws

Progress in repealing anti-LGBT laws
- The East African Court refused to take a stand on LGBTI rights, rejecting a challenge to the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014. The gay-friendly ...

Hate victims' debt move

Hate victims' debt move
- The gay couple took their Longley neighbour Benedict King to the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal after he waged a tirade of homophobic abuse against them over the years. In May the tribunal ordered Mr King to pay $6000 to the couple for the vilification and discrimination he had meted out. This included verbally threatening and abusing Mr Punch and setting his dog on to the victims’ dog. He also drove his car towards Mr Punch while yelling “faggot’’.

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