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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Catholic Schools Should Embrace Gay 'Marriage'

Catholic Schools Should Embrace Gay 'Marriage'
- A top British government official is saying that Catholic schools shouldn't be allowed to oppose so-called gay ...

School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester

School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester
- School will teach 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who are struggling in mainstream education.

Thousands sign petition for Coachella acts to donate fee to LGBT groups

Thousands sign petition for Coachella acts to donate fee to LGBT groups
- News broke last week that that the billionaire businessman who owns Coachella festival and the O2 Arena had allegedly funded anti-LGBT groups.

Thousands of UK gay men to be pardoned of abolished sexual offences

Thousands of UK gay men to be pardoned of abolished sexual offences
- Following a historic debate in the Commons, gay and bisexual men in the UK convicted of now abolished sexual offences will soon be pardoned ...

Northern Ireland Plunges Into Political Crisis Just as Brexit Looms

Northern Ireland Plunges Into Political Crisis Just as Brexit Looms
- Northern Ireland is facing its worst political crisis in at least a decade, as a senior minister's shock resignation looks set to dissolve the government, ...

Tech exodus post-Brexit?

Tech exodus post-Brexit?
- Almost half of tech businesses expect the environment to get better in 2017 according to the latest figures. That compares to just eight per cent in the days immediately after the referendum. Tech City UK polled 2,732 businesses in the digital and tech communities in the Tech Nation 2017 report finding that there has been a dramatic improvement on the tech sector’s confidence.


A Scientology-based anti-drug program is being used in schools across the UK

A Scientology-based anti-drug program is being used in schools across the UK
- We have known for years that Scientologists have been targeting schools through drugs education packages,” David Nutt, former chair of the Advisory ...

Universities are facing iceberg alley

Universities are facing iceberg alley
- In the UK, about half of universities have now pledged to exclude fossil fuel from ... Economics and commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and ... The conclusion is that the combined effect could be net-positive for UK ...

Hard Brexit Would Be The 'Biggest Disaster In Years' For Universities, Say Leading Academics

Hard Brexit Would Be The 'Biggest Disaster In Years' For Universities, Say Leading Academics
- Leading professors told the Education Select Committee that such a move would make UK universities “extremely uncompetitive”, while others shared ...

Oxbridge to receive 'biggest boost' from Europe fees

Oxbridge to receive 'biggest boost' from Europe fees
UK universities are set to lose 26,000 EU students a year as a result of ... A study commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute think-tank ...

Brexit will help UK universities recruit the world's brightest students through new global networks ...

Brexit will help UK universities recruit the world's brightest students through new global networks ...
- According to the research, entitled The determinant of international demand for UK higher education, British universities could increase tuition fee ...

90 per cent of academics think Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education

90 per cent of academics think Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education
- The vast majority of academics working in the UK think that Brexit will have a negative impact on UK higher education, according to a YouGov survey ...

Love, not money, is how we can cure youth mental health crisis

Love, not money, is how we can cure youth mental health crisis
- SOMEWHERE out there, a kid whose life has barely begun is wondering whether it's worth going on with. They may live next door to you. They may be ...

31% believe their employer does enough to support mental health and wellbeing

31% believe their employer does enough to support mental health and wellbeing
- Less than a third (31%) of respondents say that their employer does enough to support employee wellbeing and mental health, according to research ...

Russia to decriminalise domestic violence to preserve 'tradition of parental authority'

Russia to decriminalise domestic violence to preserve 'tradition of parental authority'
- A bill aimed at decriminalising domestic violence to preserve the “tradition of parental authority” has easily passed through the first stage of approval in ...

Families who rent homes in the UK would like longer rental tenancies

Families who rent homes in the UK would like longer rental tenancies
- Many people renting homes in the UK, especially families with children, ... chairman Peter Girling, pointed out that older people need security too.

London doctors close to defeating HIV after new programme success

London doctors close to defeating HIV after new programme success
- It's been estimated that there are one in seven gay and bisexual men from London who live with HIV, whereas in the rest of the UK it's one in 25.

As many as 500 gay footballers - but not one has come out as FA calls for them to do so on same day

As many as 500 gay footballers - but not one has come out as FA calls for them to do so on same day
- A big group of football stars should come out as gay on the same day, the ... Not one current British footie pro has come out, but campaigner Peter ...

How musicians, artists urge 76+ nations to end repression

How musicians, artists urge 76+ nations to end repression
- Visual artists, musicians and designers are pushing for an end to repression of LGBTI people worldwide by shining a spotlight on the 76 or so ...

Striking portraits of the LGBTQ community aim to raise breast cancer awareness

Striking portraits of the LGBTQ community aim to raise breast cancer awareness
- A new photographic series called "Beautiful LGBTI Women" isn't just striking to look at: It also raises awareness for an important cause. The black and ...

Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo

Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo
- Calling it “an unprecedented effort to defend the rights of LGBTI individuals,” the secretary explains that this agenda has been a “cornerstone of U.S. ...

Does another One Nation candidate face the axe?

Does another One Nation candidate face the axe?
- The Courier Mail reported the former state manager of Destiny Rescue has taken to her personal Facebook page in recent months saying "LGBTI is ...

The harm caused by misgendering trans kids

The harm caused by misgendering trans kids
- The statistics on mental health risks for young LGBTI people are bad so for those more vulnerable it can have an even greater impact. “This is also the ...

7 Hollywood movies starring LGBTI actors to catch in 2017

7 Hollywood movies starring LGBTI actors to catch in 2017
- 7 Hollywood movies starring LGBTI actors to catch in 2017. Starring Ezra Mlller as The Flash! Ian McKellen as Cogsworth! And Ben Whishaw as ...

Air Force grants gay veteran honorable discharge status after he ousted from the military

Air Force grants gay veteran honorable discharge status after he ousted from the military
- A 91-year-old veteran who was dismissed from the Air Force as 'undesirable' because he was ousted as gay in 1948 has had his discharge status ...

President Obama urges “global fight” for LGBT rights in farewell speech

President Obama urges “global fight” for LGBT rights in farewell speech
- That's why we cannot withdraw from global fights to expand democracy, and human rights, women's rights, and LGBT rights, no matter how imperfect ...

Ellen DeGeneres is sexually confused and LGBT liberals 'hate black churches'

Ellen DeGeneres is sexually confused and LGBT liberals 'hate black churches'
- A Republican who ran to become Virginia's Lieutenant Governor has claimed that the response to pastor Kim Burrell's homophobic rant proves ...

Democrat will testify against Trump's anti-LGBT Attorney General nominee

Democrat will testify against Trump's anti-LGBT Attorney General nominee
- Trump's nominee for Attorney General is facing a tough confirmation battle, with a Democratic lawmaker vowing to testify against him in an ...

Brits who have made an impact

Brits who have made an impact
- In this blog post, we'll be taking a look (in no particular order!) at six British LGBT people who have made leading or influential contributions to fields as ...

Join the campaign to silence LGBT hate on Twitter

Join the campaign to silence LGBT hate on Twitter
- The campaign is the brainchild of Riley, co-owner and publisher of DIVA, and creator of events including the British LGBT Awards and more, and is ...

Government integration tsar says it's 'not OK' for religious schools to teach homophobia

Government integration tsar says it's 'not OK' for religious schools to teach homophobia
- Dame Louise Casey recently headed the Casey Review, which looked at issues of social cohesion, particularly among the British Muslim community.

Pastors challenge 'hate bill'

Pastors challenge 'hate bill'
- The Bible and the Qur'an have clear texts that would be seen by the LGBTI community as disparaging. Who is to say what is acceptable and what is ...

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