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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Lloyds Banking Group the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employer in the UK

Lloyds Banking Group the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employer in the UK
- Lloyds Banking Group has been named the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employer in the UK. The banking giant tops this year's ...

The Gambia's political crisis continues as British tourists return home

The Gambia's political crisis continues as British tourists return home
British tourists have started to arrive back in the UK from The Gambia amid that country's worsening political crisis.

Why you can't legally commit adultery if you have a gay or lesbian affair

Why you can't legally commit adultery if you have a gay or lesbian affair
- Considering same-sex marriage is now legal in the UK, this implies that gay or lesbian married couples can't file for divorce because of adultery, which ...

Brazilian mother 'stabs son to death' because he was gay

Brazilian mother 'stabs son to death' because he was gay
- He only had problems with his mother, who did not accept that he was a homosexual.' 'A mother has to love her son, not kill [them]. [This] family is torn, ...

May's Brexit focus on immigration will have catastrophic consequences

May's Brexit focus on immigration will have catastrophic consequences
- It was there again in her Lancaster House speech yesterday, this misconstruction of the leave vote: “The message from the public before and during the referendum campaign was clear,” she told the ambassadors and hacks gathered in surroundings of gilded imperial glory: “Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe.”

The EU Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator is taking the fight to Theresa May

The EU Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator is taking the fight to Theresa May
- Guy Verhofstadt, a staunch federalist and long-time opponent of Britain leaving the 28-nation bloc, posted a series of tweets on Tuesday evening suggesting that he has no intention of letting May have her way when exit talks get underway. The UK prime minister told an audience of foreign diplomats and ambassadors that Britain would remain a "best friend" to the continent but warned that her government would walk from negotiations if its demands aren't met. 

Brexit is only the beginning

Brexit is only the beginning
- Damn the torpedoes, full Brexit ahead.
That, more or less, was what British Prime Minister Theresa May had to say on Tuesday about her plan to take the country out of the European Union. There will be no compromises. Britain will not try to stay in Europe's Single Market, and only on a limited basis in its Customs Union. It will instead try to negotiate new free trade deals with Europe, and the rest of the world for that matter.
In other words, Britain really is going to make itself poorer so that it can restrict immigration. Welcome to the new nationalism.

Multimillionaire who funded Brexit campaign launches anti-establishment 'news website'

Multimillionaire who funded Brexit campaign launches anti-establishment 'news website'
- Mr Banks, branded “Britain's latest media baron” by the BBC, has donated millions to Brexit campaigns and is expected to use the 800,000 Facebook ...

Trump education pick suggests guns in schools to protect children from bears

Trump education pick suggests guns in schools to protect children from bears
- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the US education department has suggested teachers and administrators at remote schools could be ...

Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care
- A significant proportion of the older people living with HIV who took part in Terrence Higgins Trust's research project were living below the poverty line ...

International aid spending target laws 'must be reviewed'

International aid spending target laws 'must be reviewed'
Laws committing the UK to spending 0.7% of national income on aid must be ... International trade rather than aid cut the rate of extreme poverty from one in two ... results for the world's poorest and value for money for UK taxpayers.

Mental health nurses to join police patrols in bid to get vulnerable users off drugs

Mental health nurses to join police patrols in bid to get vulnerable users off drugs
- Vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services thanks to a new partnership which will see mental health staff work ...

Health watchdog recommends special unit for women suffering pre and postnatal depression

Health watchdog recommends special unit for women suffering pre and postnatal depression
- Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not provide specialist perinatal mental health inpatient facilities. This means women who suffer ...

Delirium' caused by busy hospitals can trigger dementia in older patients

Delirium' caused by busy hospitals can trigger dementia in older patients
- Multiple transfers from ward to ward, staff coming on and off shift and confusing signage contribute to a state of “delirium” which renders patients eight times more likely to succumb to the incurable degenerative disease, the new study found. Until recently, delirium had been understood merely as an “inconvenient side-effect” of being ill in hospital, however this new evidence points to sinister long-term consequences.

Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care
- A significant proportion of the older people living with HIV who took part in Terrence Higgins Trust's research project were living below the poverty line ...

Levels of discrimination against elderly people with HIV so high 'it's like going back to the 1980s'

Levels of discrimination against elderly people with HIV so high 'it's like going back to the 1980s'
- An increasing number of older people living with HIV are facing such ... In 2015 almost 30,000 of people aged 50 and over in the UK were living with ...

Welsh workplaces among UK's most LGBT friendly

Welsh workplaces among UK's most LGBT friendly
- Several employers in Wales have been named on a list of the UK's most inclusive workplaces for LGBT people. The National Assembly for Wales and ...

Chief encounters: lots of words of support for LGBT campaign - but little action can get frustrating

Chief encounters: lots of words of support for LGBT campaign - but little action can get frustrating
- TIE is a campaign which seeks to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in our schools through an inclusive educational approach.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service retains title as UK's most LGBT-friendly blue light employer

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service retains title as UK's most LGBT-friendly blue light employer
- It is also, once again, the best performing emergency service in the UK due to its efforts to engage with LGBT staff, volunteers and communities.

I'm a gay man – but if I were a footballer, I'd stay firmly in the closet

I'm a gay man – but if I were a footballer, I'd stay firmly in the closet
- Homophobia is still rife in Britain – just ask any gay man and they'll tell you first-hand stories of discrimination. Take as evidence a recent BBC 5 Live ...

Hundreds execute 'gay dance party' at home of Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Hundreds execute 'gay dance party' at home of Vice President-elect Mike Pence
- A gay rights group has carried out a “queer dance party” at the home of Vice President-elect Mike Pence two days before he is sworn in as Vice ...

Creating a More Inclusive El Salvador

Creating a More Inclusive El Salvador
- I worked for the Colectivo Alejandría, an organization that advocates on behalf of the human rights of LGBTI people and trans people in particular.

Caitlyn Jenner to attend inauguration - but not as invited guest of Trump

Caitlyn Jenner to attend inauguration - but not as invited guest of Trump
- It has been Republican lawmakers who have pushed for anti-LGBTI legislation both on the federal and state level in recent years. These include ...

New Issue Brief Details Widespread Violence Against LGBT Salvadorans

New Issue Brief Details Widespread Violence Against LGBT Salvadorans
- With its significant influence, the United States has an important role to play in combating the daily violence that LGBTI people face in El Salvador.

In Africa, Obama's Presidency Couldn't Help but Be Personal

In Africa, Obama's Presidency Couldn't Help but Be Personal
- Also baffling to some was the Obama administration's support of gay rights in Africa, where many countries criminalize homosexual acts. "Under ...

7 amazing LGBT shows you can binge instead of watching Trump's inauguration

7 amazing LGBT shows you can binge instead of watching Trump's inauguration
- There's a disturbance in TV-land this weekend, as networks disrupt normal service in favour of wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration ...

Leading US pediatrician criticizes UK medical guilds for denouncing gender disorientation therapy

Leading US pediatrician criticizes UK medical guilds for denouncing gender disorientation therapy
- Leading U.S. pediatrician criticizes UK medical guilds for denouncing ... What's more, she added, there is no evidence “that gay-affirming therapy ...

Jennifer Holliday: Performing for Trump would have made me a hypocrite on LGBT rights

Jennifer Holliday: Performing for Trump would have made me a hypocrite on LGBT rights
- Dreamgirls singer Jennifer Holliday has addressed her hastily-scrapped plans to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. Jennifer Holliday, who ...

British celebs fear mass leak of secretly recorded sex tapes

British celebs fear mass leak of secretly recorded sex tapes
- Other celebrities who've recently fallen victim to intimate leaks include British boxer Amir Khan, Coronation Street's Shayne Ward, former X Factor ...

Loose Women will not face action for 'gay best friend' discussion

Loose Women will not face action for 'gay best friend' discussion
- ITV chat show Loose Women will not be penalised for airing a discussion which asked whether “every woman should have a gay best friend.”.

Trump's Education Secretary flounders over donations to gay 'cure' therapy advocates

Trump's Education Secretary flounders over donations to gay 'cure' therapy advocates
- Trump's nominee for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been challenged over her sizeable donations to anti-LGBT causes during her confirmation ...

Manifold increase in 'gay refugees' for UK

Manifold increase in 'gay refugees' for UK
- The number of refugees claiming asylum in Britain because being gay puts them in danger in their own country has increased by 450 per ...

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