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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nicola Sturgeon praises Scottish universities' internationalism

Nicola Sturgeon praises Scottish universities' internationalism
- He added that this openness to international “students and staff” was “critical” for UK higher education and moving away was “not a good message”, ...

Scottish education reforms are fraught with financial challenges

Scottish education reforms are fraught with financial challenges
- Holyrood plans to remove education funding from local authorities ramps up ... Scotland has 40% of PFI schools with 8.5% of the population of the UK.

Sex education could become compulsory in schools to protect children against pornography and ...

Sex education could become compulsory in schools to protect children against pornography and ...
- Sex education could be made compulsory in schools to protect children ... positive, healthy relationships and being able to thrive in modern Britain.".

Giving Up Smoking May Ease Symptoms of Depression​

Giving Up Smoking May Ease Symptoms of Depression​
- Smoking rates among people with mental health conditions are more than double those of the general population in the UK -- around 40% vs.

Children, poverty and difficulties of adoption

Children, poverty and difficulties of adoption
- The suggestion that there is an explicit policy to address poverty through ... The implications suggest a link between increasing levels of poverty and ... some of the leading researchers in the field of family placement in the UK.

U.K.'s May Faces Brexit Revolt as Lawmakers Challenge Her Power

U.K.'s May Faces Brexit Revolt as Lawmakers Challenge Her Power
- Emboldened by the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to hand Parliament more power over the Brexit process, at least six Conservative ...

Passport to Paris? City rolls out red carpets to arrivals from Brexit London

Passport to Paris? City rolls out red carpets to arrivals from Brexit London
- Nowhere more so than in Paris, which set about rolling out not one but many red carpets to lure the Brexit-wary away from London. Promises came ...

Brexit heads to parliament — what happens next?

Brexit heads to parliament — what happens next?
- The clock is ticking for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to push ahead with the Brexit process, which she has promised to launch early this year.

Federal agency sues for gay employment protections before Trump confirms attorney general

Federal agency sues for gay employment protections before Trump confirms attorney general
- Lawyers for an independent federal agency are already pushing for LGBT protections, despite President Trump's attorney general being unconfirmed.

Scarred in Uganda, LGBT refugee is about to reach safety in US

Scarred in Uganda, LGBT refugee is about to reach safety in US
- Scarred in Uganda, LGBT refugee is about to reach safety in US - In partnership with the United Nations, the international refugee support group HIAS ...

More public figures need to come out to 'save lives': Dustin Lance Black

More public figures need to come out to 'save lives': Dustin Lance Black
- The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk said many LGBTI young people were “afraid” to play sport because of a lack of openly gay players.

Older gay men fear alienation in residential aged care, study shows

Older gay men fear alienation in residential aged care, study shows
- However, Dr Robinson, who is currently working with Alfred Health on LGBTI inclusive practice, said it was a changing area for healthcare and aged ...

Equality Campaigners: This Is A Simple Reform About Fairness

Equality Campaigners: This Is A Simple Reform About Fairness
- Ms Brown also raised concerns about the proposals that civil celebrants should be able to discriminate against LGBTI people. “Civil celebrants were ...

Trump administration removes apology for historic mass government discrimination against LGBTI ...

Trump administration removes apology for historic mass government discrimination against LGBTI ...
- he Trump administration has removed an apology to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI also referred to as LGBT and ...

Indian doctors come out for Mumbai Pride

Indian doctors come out for Mumbai Pride
- Despite a lot of misconceptions about LGBTI people in the medical profession, these Indian doctors want to show they believe in equality.

Marriage equality advocates say there's no need for compromise

Marriage equality advocates say there's no need for compromise
- Advocates for LGBTI equality say they cannot accept marriage equality legislation that would allow same-sex couples to be singled out for refusal of ...

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people
- Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in ... the latest UK research into the end-of-life experiences and care needs of LGBT ...

Trump administration 'doesn't know' if LGBT+ rights protections will be removed

Trump administration 'doesn't know' if LGBT+ rights protections will be removed
- Donald Trump's press secretary has admitted he's unsure of the future for LGBT+ rights protections in the US. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday ...

Peter Tatchell says he'll keep on campaigning until he's 95

Peter Tatchell says he'll keep on campaigning until he's 95
- As he turns 65, LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says he plans to keep on fighting for another 30 years. The activist has long been a champion ...

Nearly every resident of a rural Polish village voted for this gay man as mayor

Nearly every resident of a rural Polish village voted for this gay man as mayor
- A village in Poland has elected a gay man and his husband to serve as mayor. ... He will now serve as the 'Sołty', or head of the village in English.

A pioneering 1960s gay rights activist on the time he staged a sit-in with a bunch of drag queens

A pioneering 1960s gay rights activist on the time he staged a sit-in with a bunch of drag queens
- Decades later, he is regarded as one of the pioneering figures in the fight for LGBT rights in the UK who brought about the partial decriminalisation of ...

Gay drama Moonlight racks up eight Oscar nominations

Gay drama Moonlight racks up eight Oscar nominations
- The 2016 film, which stars Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex Hibbert, explores the life of a African-American boy at different ages ...

This is the one mention of 'gay' on the White House website

This is the one mention of 'gay' on the White House website
- The entirety of the White House website now makes just one reference to the word “gay”.
Since the Trump administration took control, all mentions of LGBT rights have been deleted from the White House website. Now there’s just one reference to “gay” left – and it’s not talking about sexuality. Its only mention is in relation to a biography of Grace Coolidge, First Lady of 30th President, Calvin Coolidge. It uses the term “gay” to mean happiness.

Olympian Will Satch on why sexuality should never get in the way of your sporting dream

Olympian Will Satch on why sexuality should never get in the way of your sporting dream
- Television audiences up and down the UK roared at their screens last ... Has there been any LGBT people taking part in the Challenger Programme?

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