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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Universities face 'brain drain' after Brexit, survey reveals

Universities face 'brain drain' after Brexit, survey reveals
- now more likely to leave, according to a University and College Union (UCU) survey of over 1,000 lecturers and professors in UK higher education.

Universities are in need of reform - but further commercialisation is not the answer

Universities are in need of reform - but further commercialisation is not the answer
- If the UK wants to prosper economically, Sir Keith Burnett says it is time to fundamentally review the purpose and cost of higher education for students ...

Putting off having a baby? It's in your genes

Putting off having a baby? It's in your genes
- Wanting to stay in education isn't the main reason why women delay having ... Over recent decades, research has indicated that British women have ...

Why is literacy a human right?

Why is literacy a human right?
- When someone is illiterate, their lifelong learning is stunted and they are unable to engage in continual education. Illiteracy can also mean an inability ...

The Prime Minister's Speech On Mental Health Is A Step In The Right Direction

The Prime Minister's Speech On Mental Health Is A Step In The Right Direction
- The Prime Minister has today announced a package of new measures to improve mental health care in this country. In her speech to the Charity ...

May denies UK heading for 'hard Brexit', as sterling falls

May denies UK heading for 'hard Brexit', as sterling falls
- May denies UK heading for 'hard Brexit', as sterling falls ... In her speech – ostensibly to remove the stigmas around mental health, and on social ...

When my mind stopped working, I realised just how badly we treat mental health

When my mind stopped working, I realised just how badly we treat mental health
- In 2016, when I decided to speak out about the mental illness that had forced me off sick for two months, the reaction could not have been kinder or ...

We still have pockets of deprivation' – closure of child poverty unit sparks inequality concerns

We still have pockets of deprivation' – closure of child poverty unit sparks inequality concerns
- FEARS over tackling inequality in Warrington which has 'persisted for generations' have been raised following the closure of the UK's child poverty ...

One country now makes up 64% of all HIV infections in Europe

One country now makes up 64% of all HIV infections in Europe
- Russia now accounts for 64% of all HIV cases in Europe, up from 60% on ... million people live in Russia, making it bigger than Germany, France and the UK. ... Homophobic countries frequently have higher rates of undiagnosed HIV ...

Oxfam's New App Tells You Where Your Donation Really Goes

Oxfam's New App Tells You Where Your Donation Really Goes
Poverty-tackling UK charity Oxfam has launched a new app to help supporters understand where their money's going, and presumably to reassure ...

Mortgage nightmare hits millions of pensioners

Mortgage nightmare hits millions of pensioners
- People over the age of 55 are being frozen out of new mortgages, ... In many cases older people are keen to move into retirement properties, such as ...

Innovative walking app could help older people stay fit and active

Innovative walking app could help older people stay fit and active
- Figures from Age UK have shown that 9 per cent of older people in the UK (around 900,000) feel trapped in their own home, while around 6 per cent ...

The Black Church, The Black Community And The Politics Of Homophobia

The Black Church, The Black Community And The Politics Of Homophobia
- Anyone who is an avid follower of the news and social media is well aware of the storm that has erupted around Kim Burrell and the controversial ...

Coachella owner furiously denies funding homophobic campaigns

Coachella owner furiously denies funding homophobic campaigns
- Philip Anschutz was listed as a donor to a number of anti-LGBT hate groups – including a fringe group that battles to keep sodomy laws around the ...

19 ways Barack Obama changed the world on LGBT rights

19 ways Barack Obama changed the world on LGBT rights
- As the end of his Presidency approaches, we take a look back at his range of achievements, which undoubtedly make him the most progressive LGBT ...

Yes, I am gay

Yes, I am gay
- Stephen Fry is among the best-known male celebrities in the UK, and he's been proudly gay for years now. He even joked about his sexuality once,

Republican lawmaker wants to ban gay teachers because they set a 'bad example'

Republican lawmaker wants to ban gay teachers because they set a 'bad example'
- A Republican lawmaker has claimed that gay people should be banned from teaching because they set a “bad example” due to their “demonic” ...

One of the world's most homophobic countries is about to have a transgender model appear at ...

One of the world's most homophobic countries is about to have a transgender model appear at ...
- The law, which dates back to Britain's colonial rule, is widely interpreted as a ban on gay sex. However, transgender people in India are eligible for ...

Mobile games aimed at gay men in China hoping to tap into pink economy

Mobile games aimed at gay men in China hoping to tap into pink economy
- The Chinese LGBTI community numbers at least 70 million people, according to the 2016 China LGBTI Community Report, and of this total, only 5% ...

John Kerry Apologizes for State Department's Past LGBTI Discrimination: 'These Actions Were ...

John Kerry Apologizes for State Department's Past LGBTI Discrimination: 'These Actions Were ...
- Secretary of State John Kerry apologized Monday for the State Department's history of discriminating against employees and applicants for their ...

In Midst of LGBT Debate, Pride Prom Organizes

In Midst of LGBT Debate, Pride Prom Organizes
- But if LGBT people in Loudoun are feeling left out, high school students from across the county are working to fill that gap with their own voices and ...

Meryl Streep gutted Donald Trump at the Golden Globes so he responded on Twitter

Meryl Streep gutted Donald Trump at the Golden Globes so he responded on Twitter
- After telling The New York Times that he was “not surprised” that he had come under attack from “liberal Hollywood people,” Donald Trump launched ...

The Woman Trying to Convince Africa's Lesbians to Practice Safe Sex

The Woman Trying to Convince Africa's Lesbians to Practice Safe Sex
- As a gay South African, Tiffany Mugo had to use academia to explore her sexuality, focusing her studies on LGBT rights. She is now a successful writer ...

Almost two-thirds of HIV cases in Europe are now in Russia

Almost two-thirds of HIV cases in Europe are now in Russia
- According to aidsmap, the increase in Russia was a major factor in the Europe-wide figure for new diagnoses increasing by 8% – at a time when countries such as France and Spain saw a dip in their figures. Russia now accounts for 64% of all HIV cases in Europe, up from 60% on previous aidsmap figures. Russia has revealed that more than a million of its citizens have HIV, or 0.8% of its adult population.

India's first LGBT-friendly yoga retreat to open soon

India's first LGBT-friendly yoga retreat to open soon
- India's first LGBT-friendly yoga retreat to open soon ... An activist from the UK, whom he met in Goa, wanted to join hands too. Deciding on Goa as the ...

LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause
That might be a fair description of how Obama himself is viewed by legions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who consider him ...

School's Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

School's Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance
- Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed ... the 4th of February, which is promoted on the LGBT History Month Calendar.

Following homophobia row, children's magazine features same-sex parents for the first time

Following homophobia row, children's magazine features same-sex parents for the first time
- A children's magazine is featuring a family with same-sex parents for the first time just months after being accused of homophobia. Highlights ...

Modern magic in Jamaica: Finding freedom, building Pride

Modern magic in Jamaica: Finding freedom, building Pride
- Partnerships between Canadians and Jamaicans boost LGBTI rights, but Canadian banks do too little to help, says Andrew Beckerman, a board ...

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