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Friday, 27 January 2017

Poverty the number one reason Scotland's children's health is among the worse in Europe

Poverty the number one reason Scotland's children's health is among the worse in Europe
- More than 210,000 children live in poverty in Scotland, a quarter of all ... doing a number of things to soften the blow of welfare reforms in the UK.

Prince Harry pounds London pavements with homeless youngsters

Prince Harry pounds London pavements with homeless youngsters
- Prince Harry worked up a sweat as he pounded the pavements with homeless youngsters on London streets. Harry, pictured wearing running tights, ...

Unilever boss says Britain should 'get used to' price rises after slump of pound sterling

Unilever boss says Britain should 'get used to' price rises after slump of pound sterling
- The chief executive of Unilever, the consumer goods giant at the centre of Marmitegate, said Britain should “get used to” price rises triggered by a ...

Scottish secretary calls on Holyrood to back Brexit deal

Scottish secretary calls on Holyrood to back Brexit deal
- The Scottish secretary has admitted there would be serious consequences if the UK government failed to win Holyrood’s backing for its final Brexit deal. David Mundell said he expected Holyrood would be allowed to vote on whether it consented to the so-called great reform bill with which the UK will formally quit the EU, repatriating substantial powers to Westminster and the UK’s three devolved governments.

UK economy grows more than expected in final quarter of 2016

UK economy grows more than expected in final quarter of 2016
Brexit uncertainty is already showing signs of leading to business caution with investment and hiring intentions softening despite good activity data.

Dublin High Court case to establish if Britain can halt Brexit

Dublin High Court case to establish if Britain can halt Brexit
- Mr Bartley said the case was about giving people in the UK a legal safety net after Brexit negotiations begin and to offer clarity about whether Britain ...

It's time to talk about mental health

It's time to talk about mental health
- But a stigma surrounds mental health, so much so that it remains a taboo ... industry accounting for more than 6 per cent of the UK's workforce, it is likely that ... Through the mental health programme, Mr Coyd learned how to support ...

Mental health stigma still stalks older people

Mental health stigma still stalks older people
People over the age of 65 are less likely to receive support for their mental health, according to findings of a new project. Support for mental health can ...

Le Gateau Chocolat: 'Before I'm gay, black and fat, I'm human. My work is about that'

Le Gateau Chocolat: 'Before I'm gay, black and fat, I'm human. My work is about that'
- It’s a dizzying mix. I ask what it feels like, going from the chaos of the cabaret circuit to the hallowed halls of the National Theatre. He explains: “It was a rather extraordinary thing, getting to work with [National Theatre artistic director] Rufus Norris, and singing the big song of the show, Mack the Knife. But when a friend of mine with the best intentions asked me if I felt it validated what I did, I said no. Whether it be circus or the Sydney Opera House, I approach it all with the same kind of integrity.”


LGBTI pupils to have 'safe spaces' at Catholic schools

LGBTI pupils to have 'safe spaces' at Catholic schools
- Catholic schools are to create “safe spaces” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex pupils after concerns that some are being driven to ...

Australian LGBTI carers fear homophobic support services

Australian LGBTI carers fear homophobic support services
LGBTI people face unique challenges in relation to care. We may find ourselves caring for family members who are homophobic, or having to navigate ...

Government provides funding for Australia's lesbian and gay archives

Government provides funding for Australia's lesbian and gay archives
- The personal experiences of LGBTI people are revealed through interviews, highlighting the many ways in which gay people suffered discrimination at ...

Celebrities send messages of support to LGBTI students after US election

Celebrities send messages of support to LGBTI students after US election
- Since the 2016 US election reports of violence, bullying and harassment against LGBTI students have increased. As a result of increasing ...

Kelly Rowland: straight people should ask their partner about 'past gay experiences'

Kelly Rowland: straight people should ask their partner about 'past gay experiences'
- Rowland has been a longstanding advocate for the LGBTI community, performing at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards where she expressed her ...

HIV organisations praise outgoing health minister Jillian Skinner

HIV organisations praise outgoing health minister Jillian Skinner
LGBTI ally Jillian Skinner, one of the leading voices in politics for people living with HIV AIDS has announced her retirement from politics today.

Gay couples in Myanmar: love at any cost

Gay couples in Myanmar: love at any cost
- Because you know the photo on the Facebook and then on the outside is very different. I didn’t know if he would accept me,’ James said. The couple began chatting on Facebook while James lived in Singapore and met in person two years later. Despite their worries it was love at first sight and that night Sue proposed. Two months later the men rented their own apartment and moved in together.


Transgender Texans skip the bathroom to avoid violence, new survey says

Transgender Texans skip the bathroom to avoid violence, new survey says
- Its results show trans men and women in Texas, where there's no state law protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination, are more likely to ...

LGBT march proposed for DC

LGBT march proposed for DC
- Local march events may evolve around the national march, just as state and then city marches popped up to compliment and reinforce the Women’s March in D.C. Texas only has one big Pride event in June, Pride weekend in Houston, which is later in the month to commemorate Stonewall. So Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio are wide open for marches.


Billy Bean's new baseball job will stress LGBT rights, anti-bullying

Billy Bean's new baseball job will stress LGBT rights, anti-bullying
- as gay in 1999, will advise Manfred and the league on human rights issues while shining a specific light on LGBT rights and anti-bullying efforts.

ACLU update on anti-LGBT legislation across America

ACLU update on anti-LGBT legislation across America
- Rainbow Color Weathered Wood, Shadow Shape of Gay LGBT people in America face discrimination in their daily lives. A majority of states allow ...

Most Americans Oppose Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Laws—So Why Does Donald Trump ...

Most Americans Oppose Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Laws—So Why Does Donald Trump ...
- If FADA becomes law, LGBT rights advocates say it will be used to protect bigots who want to discriminate against same-sex couples, women seeking ...

Lily Allen's use of 'fags' slur defended by gay rights campaigner

Lily Allen's use of 'fags' slur defended by gay rights campaigner
- Lily Allen's use of 'fags' slur defended by gay rights campaigner ... Europe and recently sparked another online firestorm after criticising Britain's role in ...

Coming Out, I Thought I'd Never Get To Be A Dad

Coming Out, I Thought I'd Never Get To Be A Dad
- The limited available statistics suggest that approximately 20,000 UK lesbian and gay couples are raising families, compared with 220,000 American ...

Russia has banned an Arctic Pride event from happening this month

Russia has banned an Arctic Pride event from happening this month
- However, Nikolai Alexeyev – who heads up Russian LGBTI group Moscow Pride – has stated that the decision is in violation of Russia's constitution ...

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