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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Homophobic hate crime on the rise in England and Wales

Homophobic hate crime on the rise in England and Wales
- Data published this week has found that during the 2015-2016 financial year, there were over 7,000 hate crimes reported based on sexual orientation.


Malawi's LGBT battle for healthcare

Malawi's LGBT battle for healthcare
- I realized I was gay at the age of 14 while in secondary school,"  he told DW. In conservative Malawian society, this multiplies the traumas of adolescence and young adulthood.   "My family knows I am different, but no one has ever approached me to find out about my sexual orientation, though I suspect some members of my community know I am gay as I have received some death threats because people think I am evil."

Gay man, you're on your own: Homophobic Christians and hypocrisy go hand in hand

Gay man, you're on your own: Homophobic Christians and hypocrisy go hand in hand
Homophobic Christians and hypocrisy go hand in hand. It means to conveniently overlook cases of sexual abuse of children in the church, but to poke ...

Gay Pastor Condemns Grace Bible Sermon As Hate Speech

Gay Pastor Condemns Grace Bible Sermon As Hate Speech
- A gay pastor has condemned homophobic comments made during a sermon at the Grace Bible Church, saying the utterances were hate speech.



Vanderpump Rules Cast Defends Brittany Cartwright's Mom Against Accusations Of Homophobia ...

Vanderpump Rules Cast Defends Brittany Cartwright's Mom Against Accusations Of Homophobia ...
- Aside from being eternally mystified by angel Brittany Cartwright's ability to put up with Jax Taylor's antics, another thing that made me question the ...

Theresa May: America and Britain will 'lead together again' after Brexit and election of Donald Trump

Theresa May: America and Britain will 'lead together again' after Brexit and election of Donald Trump
- Theresa May will say that Britain and America can “rediscover our confidence” and “lead together again” in the wake of Brexit and the election of ...

Brexit won't kill the civil service – but if you use public services, be afraid

Brexit won't kill the civil service – but if you use public services, be afraid
- Handling Brexit has been the major topic within the civil service ever since the UK voted to leave the EU, with dire warnings from many, including the ...

Theresa May just published a bill paving the way for Brexit

Theresa May just published a bill paving the way for Brexit
- The UK government just published a bill paving the way for Britain's exit from the European Union. The bill, if passed, will give Prime ...

Brexit: where the parties stand on the article 50 bill

Brexit: where the parties stand on the article 50 bill
- Theresa May has drawn up her long-awaited bill giving No 10 permission to trigger article 50. She will now try to push it through the House of ...

63% Expect Brexit to Drive Employee Demand for Financial Education

63% Expect Brexit to Drive Employee Demand for Financial Education
- Nudge's “Financial Education Yearbook 2016/17” reveals 63% of HR and Reward professionals believe that the impact of Brexit on the UK economy ...

Black woman told to straighten hair if she wants Harrods job, MPs told

Black woman told to straighten hair if she wants Harrods job, MPs told
- The report's publication coincides with new research released today by the Chartered Management Institute, showing that 81 percent of UK managers ...

Health of children endangered by gap between rich and poor

Health of children endangered by gap between rich and poor
- It created a snapshot of child-health in the UK, ranging from obesity and ... have poorly managed diabetes, experience mental health problems, and ...

Derry 'one of the best' cities in the UK and Ireland for combating homelessness

Derry 'one of the best' cities in the UK and Ireland for combating homelessness
- A spokesperson for PSNI Foyle has said that Derry is 'one of the best' cities in the UK and Ireland for combatting homelessness. The comment came ...

Over 45? Then you're not welcome at work

Over 45? Then you're not welcome at work
- More than one in four workers aged 45 or older have been discriminated against at work because of their age. Younger employees and managers ...

Millions pledged for older people and those with mental health problems in Gloucestershire

Millions pledged for older people and those with mental health problems in Gloucestershire
- Their feedback was used to update the draft budget, which has added an extra £4.04m for older people and £1.52m for vulnerable families, young ...

Child poverty report reveals impact on health and well-being

Child poverty report reveals impact on health and well-being
- An alarming gap between rich and poor is leaving the health and well-being of the UK's children in jeopardy, according to a major report by child ...

Greens urge action on child deaths and poverty

Greens urge action on child deaths and poverty
- Its headline message is that one in five children in the UK lives in poverty and inequality is blighting their lives. Children's health in the UK is a major ...

Britain needs Donald Trump on side. It's time to send Nigel Farage to Washington

Britain needs Donald Trump on side. It's time to send Nigel Farage to Washington
- One was so outraged that he - or she - took to Twitter to tell me to find a good dentist and go back to England. Were I to do so I would be among the ranks of the "Bremoaners" who regard Brexit as an utter disaster. But we are where we are.  This is where Nigel Farage comes in. Suggestions that he should be appointed our ambassador to Washington have been treated with outrage, which is rather surprising.

Trump Attorney General still wants to pass law to permit anti-LGBT discrimination

Trump Attorney General still wants to pass law to permit anti-LGBT discrimination
- Trump's nominee for Attorney General has confirmed he still supports the anti-LGBT First Amendment Defence Act, which would permit homophobic ...

Was indecency law applied to jail two gay men in Ivory Coast?

Was indecency law applied to jail two gay men in Ivory Coast?
- Ivory Coast homosexuality A man reads the a daily newspaper showing on its front page a picture of a gay couple kissing and the headline: 'Should ...

Lily Allen sparks ANOTHER Twitter storm after calling gay people 'f*gs'

Lily Allen sparks ANOTHER Twitter storm after calling gay people 'f*gs'
- LILY Allen has sparked yet another Twitter storm after calling gay people "f*gs" in ... came under attack for apologising on behalf of Britain to an Afghan refugee ... It came in response to the Gay Times tweeting: "You need to hear Lily ...

UK Kellogg's ad features real life gay couple

UK Kellogg's ad features real life gay couple
- real life gay couple stars in a U.K. Kellogg's commercial to explain just ... under fire by right-wing groups for sponsoring Atlanta Gay Pride in 2014.

LGBTI advocates given the Medal of the Order of Australia

LGBTI advocates given the Medal of the Order of Australia
- TWO prominent advocates in Australia's LGBTI community have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for their work in advancing ...

How do LGBTI Aboriginal Australians really feel about Australia Day?

How do LGBTI Aboriginal Australians really feel about Australia Day?
- January 26 is Australia's national holiday and while it was designed to be a day that celebrated the nation, it has become a controversial date ...

LGBT activists around the world send message to Trump

LGBT activists around the world send message to Trump
- LGBT cable channel Logo's NewNowNext website launched a #DearMrTrump campaign where LGBT activists from around the world sent a message to the president through the campaign's hashtag. "No country is great without human rights, and without offering the opportunity for every single person to be who they are without fear," said Georges Azzi, co-founder of Helem, a Lebanese organization advocating for legal and social rights of LGBT people through the DearMrTrump campaign. Azzi is also the director of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality.

Why The LGBTQ Won't Come Out Of The Closet In Korea

Why The LGBTQ Won't Come Out Of The Closet In Korea
- Ever since former US President Barack Obama legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, the global fight for acceptance of the LGBTQ community has ...

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
- I hated the gay world of that time,” says Lumsden, who after graduating with an English degree from Cambridge University worked at the Daily ...

Trump's civil rights chief defended North Carolina's anti-LGBT law

Trump's civil rights chief defended North Carolina's anti-LGBT law
- President Trump has reportedly picked a lawyer who defended an anti-LGBT law to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Students celebrate college's LGBT award for running programme to eradicate homophobia

Students celebrate college's LGBT award for running programme to eradicate homophobia
 - STUDENTS and staff at a college are celebrating after being awarded with LGBT+ best practice status by the Department for Education. Big Creative ...

The UK's First LGBT TV Channel Will Soon Be on the Air

The UK's First LGBT TV Channel Will Soon Be on the Air
- The very gay city of Brighton, in the south of Britain, will host the UK’s first LGBT TV channel. Sophie Cook, a trans journalist, heads Latest LGBT + TV, which begins its programs in February. The channel will first broadcast for Greater Brighton and will also be available on the web. Sophie Cook was the first woman trans to present, from last year, an information program on Latest. She is joined for Latest LGBT + TV by Andrew Key, presenter of the culinary program International Chef Exchange, who will interview guests and LGBT personalities.

UK Kellogg's ad features real life gay couple

UK Kellogg's ad features real life gay couple
- A real life gay couple stars in a U.K. Kellogg's commercial to explain just how they like to eat their cereal. The advertisement is part of Kellogg's ...

Ireland 'should confront' President Trump on LGBT rights, minister says

Ireland 'should confront' President Trump on LGBT rights, minister says
- An Irish government minister has said his government should press the United States over attempts to pare back LGBT rights. In one of his only direct ...

Ex intern claims Piers Morgan's paper paid him to spy on gay youth group

Ex intern claims Piers Morgan's paper paid him to spy on gay youth group
- A former News of the World intern has claimed he was paid to spy on a gay youth group. Benjamin Myers, whose Twitter bio says he's an ...

Some people are edging to make Melania Trump a gay icon

Some people are edging to make Melania Trump a gay icon
The White House website has removed all traces of LGBT rights, but it has outlined some of Melania’s credentials including all the magazine covers she’s made and the fact that she has appeared on QVC. Now some people on Twitter are questioning whether she could become an official gay icon. Bearing in mind that we set our standards at Bette Midler and Cher… we’re not sure Melania will ever get there.

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