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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Democrat introduces two anti-LGBT bills in Kentucky

Democrat introduces two anti-LGBT bills in Kentucky
- A Democratic Representative has introduced two bills to limit the rights of LGBT people on the first day of the 2017 General Assembly. Representative ...

Prosecutors drop case over Facebook threats to kill gays

Prosecutors drop case over Facebook threats to kill gays
- An FBI affidavit said Jungwirth, 50, of Orlando, posted several threats on Facebook against LGBT people in Wilton Manors, Florida, which has a large ...

The pink yuan: how Chinese business is embracing the LGBT market

The pink yuan: how Chinese business is embracing the LGBT market
- While businesses in China are embracing the ‘pink economy’, their human resources policies aren’t embracing LGBT rights Remember when the term “pink dollar” was first coined? It was one of the buzz phrases of the 1990s: a time of much change with regard to views on homosexuality in many countries. Lesbians were snogging on TV for the first time in Britain. In 1994, Australia passed a human rights act that finally scrapped the banning of gay sex. Meanwhile, there

Bolton MP Sir David Crausby hits back at criticism of his voting record on LGBT rights after ...

Bolton MP Sir David Crausby hits back at criticism of his voting record on LGBT rights after ...
- Labour Lord Michael Cashman — the co-founder of LGBT campaign group Stonewall — took to twitter to criticise leader Jeremy Corbyn's decision to ...

Brexit fallout and roadside dementia

Brexit fallout and roadside dementia
- The Guardian says the attacks on Sir Ivan's impartiality by former Conservative ministers had angered some senior civil servants, with some privately claiming they were considering stepping down. For the Sun, Britain's new ambassador to the European Union is a "wily behind-the-scenes fixer". It hopes Sir Tim will show ambition and optimism when it comes to leaving the EU.
The Daily Telegraph criticises what it sees as Sir Ivan's "distinctly undiplomatic" resignation message and calls on the civil service to demonstrate the loyalty and discretion it expects from ministers.

Theresa May plans major speech to defuse Brexit criticism

Theresa May plans major speech to defuse Brexit criticism
- Theresa May will make a major speech on Brexit in an attempt to quell criticism that the government is not yet clear on its negotiating objectives for ...

May is tipped to double down on 'Hard Brexit' threats for immigration control

May is tipped to double down on 'Hard Brexit' threats for immigration control
- The report also says that the Britain's Brexit secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will have "significant" input into what May says ...

How Brexit is breaking the British constitution

How Brexit is breaking the British constitution
- There is no evidence that Rogers was seeking to block Brexit. Rather, he warned that it could take 10 years to finalise a UK-EU trade deal (a view ...

How thousands of London children are exposed to Scientology group in schools

How thousands of London children are exposed to Scientology group in schools
- Its parent organisation, the Association for Better Living and Education, was ... The drug education programme is just about taking that first step.” ... Noel Nile, president of Narconon UK, said its lectures were focused on drug ...



Finland trial Universal Basic Income as UK considers idea in Scotland

Finland trial Universal Basic Income as UK considers idea in Scotland
- With hard-up British families are living off as little as £13-a-day per person, a leading academic told Daily Star Online UBI could make poverty history.

Welfare changes 'damaging' to low income families, minister warns

Welfare changes 'damaging' to low income families, minister warns
- on those least able to afford it and continues to push more and more people into poverty at ... The UK government must rethink this damaging policy.

UK's biggest doctors' surgery at University of Nottingham set to become even larger

UK's biggest doctors' surgery at University of Nottingham set to become even larger
- The Cripps Health Centre, based at the University of Nottingham, was built in ... two enhanced procedures rooms; two treatment rooms; nine mental health ... service provision and related research that will be unrivalled in the UK.

Robbing people of the moments that make life meaningful'

Robbing people of the moments that make life meaningful'
- Although loneliness itself isn't a mental health problem, the two are closely linked, with mental health issues increasing a person's chance of feeling ...

Richest young people in UK also likely to inherit most wealth, study finds

Richest young people in UK also likely to inherit most wealth, study finds
Britain's wealth gap will be passed down the generations as well-off older people bequeath property to their already thriving offspring, according to ...

The 'lucky half' will inherit nearly all the UK's wealth

The 'lucky half' will inherit nearly all the UK's wealth
- A "lucky half" of young people born in Britain today will inherit 90% of the ... The richest half of elderly households hold 90% of the wealth, with the ...

UK rise in inherited wealth likely to widen inequality gap

UK rise in inherited wealth likely to widen inequality gap
- The richest half of elderly households in the UK hold 90 per cent of the country's wealth after property prices rose sevenfold since the early 1980s.

People are really not happy with BBC 2's Real Housewives of ISIS sketch

People are really not happy with BBC 2's Real Housewives of ISIS sketch
- A sketch on the BBC 2 comedy show, Revolting is getting people on social media very very angry. Why? Well, the sketch is called The Real ...

UK gay couple allegedly targeted by gang of 15, bashed in homophobic attack

UK gay couple allegedly targeted by gang of 15, bashed in homophobic attack
- A young gay couple reportedly fell victim to a brutal anti-gay attack by a gang of 15 on Christmas Day. Jayson Homer, 20, and his 21-year-old partner ...

Guessing our colleagues' gay and lesbian identities can be harmful

Guessing our colleagues' gay and lesbian identities can be harmful
- harassment and discrimination against lesbians and gay men in six large private, public and third sector organisations in Britain suggests otherwise.

6 times Celebrity Big Brother's Coleen Nolan outraged the nation

6 times Celebrity Big Brother's Coleen Nolan outraged the nation
- of all those times the 51-year-old has sparked outrage across the UK. ... When she appeared to compare gay rights to supporters of the terrorist ...

Charges against Florida man who made anti-LGBTI threats are dropped

Charges against Florida man who made anti-LGBTI threats are dropped
- Charges have been dropped against a Florida man accused of threatening a crime like the Pulse nightclub shooting. Craig Jungwirth had been ...

Support, finance sought for trans stories book

Support, finance sought for trans stories book
- While lgbti New Zealanders enjoy rights denied to many lgbti people in other parts of the world, New Zealand is by no means perfect. Incidents of ...

152 violations of LGBTQI Nigerians' human rights in 2016

152 violations of LGBTQI Nigerians' human rights in 2016
- That is caused to a large extent by the so-called “Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act” that took effect in 2014, along with other laws that make LGBTI ...

Kerry Falls Short in Goals for 'Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Ambassadors'

Kerry Falls Short in Goals for 'Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Ambassadors'
- the work of rights activists around the world, but also recognized the important work of senior U.S. diplomats and officials who identify as LGBTI.

158 LGBT people in sports who came out publicly in 2016

158 LGBT people in sports who came out publicly in 2016
- The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics had a record 56 out LGBT athletes, and some of these athletes came out publicly for the first time this year.

How Does An LGBT Entertainer Make It In 2017? Those Who've Been There Advise

How Does An LGBT Entertainer Make It In 2017? Those Who've Been There Advise
- “I am so excited to see the variety of LGBT performers coming out and coming up these days. The LGBT community is much more accepted and visible ...

2017 Most Eligible LGBT Singles nominations

2017 Most Eligible LGBT Singles nominations
- Are you or a friend looking to find a little love in 2017? We are looking for the Top 20 LGBT singles in the Washington, D.C. region. Nominate you or ...

Church in India's Kerala State Forms Support Group for Transgender People

Church in India's Kerala State Forms Support Group for Transgender People
- The whole church has a big role to play," said Father Paul Madassey, who is in charge of pro-life support for the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council. He noted Pope Francis had talked about the need to give "pastoral care to the LGBT community." "There is an active sex racket from North India eyeing transgender people in Kerala. They are trying to exploit the discriminatory situation they face," Father Madassey told ucanews.com.

The video that led Ellen DeGeneres to cancel Kim Burrell's appearance on her show

The video that led Ellen DeGeneres to cancel Kim Burrell's appearance on her show
- The remark came to light after a video of the singer emerged on social media. The video shows Burrell suggesting that gay people will die in 2017 ...

John Oliver finds out the hard way what gay people think of him

John Oliver finds out the hard way what gay people think of him
- Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has taken to the streets of New York to find out what gay people think about him. The British-born HBO comedy ...

This new campaign is here to prove how sexy older gay guys can be

This new campaign is here to prove how sexy older gay guys can be
- Think sexy is all about being young? Think again as a new campaign is here to prove how hot sexy older LGBTI people can be. Mike Enders ...


Why Germany is Europe's queerest country

Why Germany is Europe's queerest country
- Still, Germany is relatively progressive with its LGBTI equality laws. It offers same-sex adoption, civil unions (lebenspartnerschaft), and the legal right to ...

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