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Friday, 30 December 2016

UK in 2030: older, more unequal and blighted by Brexit, report predicts

UK in 2030: older, more unequal and blighted by Brexit, report predicts
- The analysis, which draws on data from the OECD, the ONS and numerous economists and researchers, forecasts a 30% increase in the number of over-65s in the population by 2030, and a doubling of the number of over-85s. It predicts that the proportion of the population that is non-white will climb to more than one in five within 12 years.


Carrie Fisher's most inspirational quotes about mental health

Carrie Fisher's most inspirational quotes about mental health
- But the iconic actress is also remembered as a hero to many for openness about mental health, and the tireless way she went about removing the ...

Is 2017 the year Scotland will make poverty history?

Is 2017 the year Scotland will make poverty history?
Poverty campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to use its ... “At UK level, there is a need to continue to challenge cuts to social security ...

Can the UK beat the Brexit blues in 2017?

Can the UK beat the Brexit blues in 2017?
- However, this figure falls when considering the long-term impact of Brexit; less than 50 per cent say they are pessimistic about the UK's economic ...

Britain faces '10-year economic shock' after Brexit vote

Britain faces '10-year economic shock' after Brexit vote
- The UK suffered a “profound shock” following the country's vote to leave the EU which looks set to result in a slowing economy, ageing population and ...

Theresa May acting like Henry VIII by refusing Brexit vote, says Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May acting like Henry VIII by refusing Brexit vote, says Jeremy Corbyn
- The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of being autocratic like the monarch by refusing to promise Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.

Brexit hysteria blinds us to the real danger: an out-of-control boom

Brexit hysteria blinds us to the real danger: an out-of-control boom
Brexit hysteria blinds us to the real danger: an out-of-control boom. There are plenty of signs that our economy is about to overheat. Remainer ...

In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?
- Voters in the English city of Sunderland did something extraordinary last June. They voted by 61.3 percent to leave the European Union, even though ...

A Thousand U.K. Students To Rally In NYC Against Hate

A Thousand U.K. Students To Rally In NYC Against Hate
- In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Professor Dominic Shellard, one of the only openly gay Vice Chancellor’s of a major university in the United Kingdom. Next week a groundbreaking event is going to take place when 1,082 De Montfort University students travel from Leicester in the United Kingdom to New York City from Tuesday January 3rd to Sunday January 8th to boost their global outlook with a mixture of academic, cultural and networking opportunities in the Big Apple. One of the highlights of the trip will occur when they demonstrate against intolerance on January 6th braving the cold for a picnic in Central Park holding banners that state “Citizens of the World.” 

Labour calls for a fresh clamp down on hate crimes against gay and disabled people

Labour calls for a fresh clamp down on hate crimes against gay and disabled people
- Writing exclusively for Mirror.co.uk, he said: “As the tide of hate rises, we need to look again at the law to provide justice for victims and punishment for ...

9 LGBT Shows That Deserve Reboots

9 LGBT Shows That Deserve Reboots
- A lot of LGBT projects had a lot of political statements that they were trying to ... Tales of the City was a British miniseries that later, in America, on PBS.

Kelvin MacKenzie claims gay rights activists should fight ISIS

Kelvin MacKenzie claims gay rights activists should fight ISIS
- The Sun's former editor Kelvin MacKenzie has claimed that LGBT rights group Stonewall should battle ISIS instead of calling out homophobia in the ...

I'm here, I'm queer, and I've got wheels”

How Australia's political parties fell out of love with the marriage equality plebiscite

How Australia's political parties fell out of love with the marriage equality plebiscite
- The three people who did the most to stop the plebiscite were LGBTI progressives – Penny Wong, Rodney Croome and Michael Kirby.

19 ways Barack Obama changed the world on LGBT rights

19 ways Barack Obama changed the world on LGBT rights
- In 2015, the President created the role US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, appointing gay diplomat Randy Berry to the role to ...

Donald Trump invites Franklin Graham and other anti-gay religious leaders to speak at inauguration

Donald Trump invites Franklin Graham and other anti-gay religious leaders to speak at inauguration
- He has praised North Carolina for its anti-LGBTI HB2 legislation and opposed the Stonewall Inn in New York being turned into a national monument.

Trump must prove that he supports 'our LGBTQ citizens'

Trump must prove that he supports 'our LGBTQ citizens'
- Among the many constituencies viewing the presidency of Donald Trump with apprehension are gay, lesbian and transgender Americans, who are ...

5 ways LGBTQ people should get ready for 2017

5 ways LGBTQ people should get ready for 2017
- It's still hard to believe that Donald Trump won the election. His victory sent a harrowing message to the country, especially to many of us in the LGBT ...

What's a country boy to think?

What's a country boy to think?
- For the last eight years I have staunchly criticized and rejected Mr. Obama’s perverted ideas of marriage, his disastrous Obamacare reform, his failed foreign policies, the consistent alienation of our allies, his pro-Islamic anti-Christian thrust, the denuding of our military and his general rejection of the U.S. Constitution.

Israeli TV authority bans PSA for backing gay marriage and Arabic language

Israeli TV authority bans PSA for backing gay marriage and Arabic language 
- Haaretz reports that The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the public body that supervises Israel’s commercial television and radio stations, banned the PSA,  due to a sentence spoken by Aynow in support of gay marriage. The Authority stated that the law governing commercial television states the broadcaster will not broadcast any advertising that has a message on a “political, social, public or economic matter” that is in “public dispute.”


Eddie Murphy's anti-gay comedy special resurfaces on Netflix

Eddie Murphy's anti-gay comedy special resurfaces on Netflix
- comic's notorious 1983 special 'Delirious' available for streaming in the UK. ... Continuing to make anti-gay jokes for several minutes, he claimed he was ... One night they could be in the club having fun with their gay friend, give ...

In them days I would have had the electric shock treatment" - members of Durham's LGBT ...

In them days I would have had the electric shock treatment" - members of Durham's LGBT ...
- With her confidence at rock bottom, with the help of Age UK Durham worker Clare Midgley they decided to set up a group for people from the lesbian, ...

Gay wrestler Darren Young was a 'nervous wreck' after coming out

Gay wrestler Darren Young was a 'nervous wreck' after coming out
Gay wrestler Darren Young, real name Fred Rosser, has spoken about his coming out experience, and how nervous the aftermath made him.

Rockettes member: Dancing for Trump would betray our LGBT colleagues

Rockettes member: Dancing for Trump would betray our LGBT colleagues
- An anonymous member of the Rockettes has cited the Trump administration's growing anti-LGBT agenda as a reason why she doesn't want to perform ...

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