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Thursday, 2 February 2017

5 really annoying things about going to a wedding

5 really annoying things about going to a wedding
- Now, I'm not one to rain on anyone's parade and I'm the first to shout out a resounding YES to the fact that we have marriage equality. I'm stunned that ...

A New York man is suing Grindr after 700 men turn up to his home for sex

A New York man is suing Grindr after 700 men turn up to his home for sex
- Matthew first discovered that his images were being used to 'catfish' local gay men after a guy turned up at his front door claiming to have messaged ...

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK
- Couples-based data sets such as population censuses in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom yield very large samples of same-sex ...

Thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws to be pardoned in UK

Thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws to be pardoned in UK
- Thousands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws in Britain have been pardoned posthumously under a new law ...

U.K. Brexit Debate Flags Economic Risk Ahead of Trigger Vote

U.K. Brexit Debate Flags Economic Risk Ahead of Trigger Vote
- U.K. lawmakers debated Brexit for a second day, laying bare the divisions that have riven the country since the vote to leave the European Union and ...

Trump, Brexit help Canadian universities recruit both profs and students

Trump, Brexit help Canadian universities recruit both profs and students
- The Trump administration is standing firm on its travel ban despite international protests and condemnation. More British Columbians ...

Brexit is not the high point of democracy – it's the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in British politics

Brexit is not the high point of democracy – it's the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in British politics
Brexit is the greatest fraud perpetrated on this country since Tony Blair's Iraq dossier. It was predicated on presumptions – and on Wednesday night it ...

Rebel Tory MP vows not to give Theresa May 'blank cheque' on leaving EU

Rebel Tory MP vows not to give Theresa May 'blank cheque' on leaving EU
- The Government is setting out Theresa May's plans for Brexit before Parliament, in a document known as a White Paper. Here are the latest updates.

How not to react when a friend opens up about mental health problems

How not to react when a friend opens up about mental health problems
- The reality is that if you've got a mental illness, because of the stigma we've got about it in this country, it can be incredibly difficult. You're scared of ...

Take time to talk about mental health

Take time to talk about mental health
- Many of us will have taken a few days off to recover from winter coughs and colds in the past couple of months – but how many would admit to needing ...

The maps of UK Trump petitioners highlight the divide between metropolitan & provincial Britain

The maps of UK Trump petitioners highlight the divide between metropolitan & provincial Britain
- Here's a map of where people are signing, by percentage of voters in each .... tool to gauge how accessible the built environment is for older people.


BGS issues guidance on health services for people living in care homes

BGS issues guidance on health services for people living in care homes
- In the UK 405,000 people over the age of 65 years old currently live in care homes. This represents 16% of older people over the age of 85.

A 90-year-old's ten top tips for fighting loneliness

A 90-year-old's ten top tips for fighting loneliness
- Derek Taylor, a 90-year-old from Manchester, was lonely. ... Loneliness is a big problem in the UK, especially among older people or those with health ...

Food Banks Are Not the Solution to Food Poverty

Food Banks Are Not the Solution to Food Poverty
- With ten million tons of food going to waste in the U.K. every year, it is often suggested that leftovers should be distributed to food charities to help ...

Eradicating poverty requires far more than aid

Eradicating poverty requires far more than aid
Economic development is vital for ending poverty but outdated economic models ... "The UK has an opportunity to support genuinely sustainable, ...

Babies in poverty are twice as likely to die

Babies in poverty are twice as likely to die
- Poor children in the UK are more than twice as likely to die while babies compared to their richer counterparts, particularly in their first month of life.

There's been a 47% rise in calls from LGBT kids to Childine

There's been a 47% rise in calls from LGBT kids to Childine
- National Children's counselling helpline, Childline is receiving around 21 calls a day from children concerned about coming out, acceptance and ...

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country
- Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT advocate and HIV activist. The first person to ever come out as gay on Nigerian television, Bisi fled Nigeria for the UK ...

Why this pardon for Britain's gay men is so inadequate

Why this pardon for Britain's gay men is so inadequate
- A pardon for Britain's persecuted gay men represents an important nod to justice, but it somehow sticks in the craw. How can it not? Pardons imply an ...

Queen Elizabeth Approves New Gay 'Turing Law,' Has LGBTQ Rights Ally History

Queen Elizabeth Approves New Gay 'Turing Law,' Has LGBTQ Rights Ally History
- In fact, when a British gay and lesbian marriage law was introduced in 2013, Queen Elizabeth gave her assent with no delay. Pink News also gives ...

The UK makes judicial rehabilitation for homosexual men convicted of homesexual acts official

The UK makes judicial rehabilitation for homosexual men convicted of homesexual acts official
- As of yesterday, the new “Turing Law” becomes official. The law grants a “posthumous pardon” and a “judicial rehabilitation” for thousands of gays and ...

Queensland Indigenous health program loses funding

Queensland Indigenous health program loses funding
- Scott said one of the biggest challenges is indigenous LGBTI people often do not go to local Aboriginal Medical Services because of the stigma ...

Draft of Trump's religious freedom order reveals plan to legalize LGBTI discrimination

Draft of Trump's religious freedom order reveals plan to legalize LGBTI discrimination
- The draft is being floated in the same week that Trump said he would not be rescinding his predecessor's Executive Order protecting LGBTI people in ...

Concerns raised over school's stance on abortion and LGBT-inclusive education

Concerns raised over school's stance on abortion and LGBT-inclusive education
- A Tie spokesperson, in response to the former pupil's concerns, told CommonSpace: “These comments further reinforce our calls for LGBTI inclusive ...

Taiwan on verge of becoming first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage

Taiwan on verge of becoming first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage
- Taiwan is on the verge of becoming the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, according to the politician who tabled the new law.

Gay Nigerian man faces 'unlawful' deportation from Britain

Gay Nigerian man faces 'unlawful' deportation from Britain
British authorities are preparing to “unlawfully” deport a gay man to Nigeria on Tuesday night, despite fears he will be targeted and attacked on arrival ...

Thousands of gay and bisexual men posthumously pardoned as 'Turing's Law' takes effect

Thousands of gay and bisexual men posthumously pardoned as 'Turing's Law' takes effect
- Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under the UK's historical anti-gay laws have been posthumously pardoned after the so-called “Turing's ...

LGBT refugees are experiencing horrific abuse – there is still a massive amount of work to do

LGBT refugees are experiencing horrific abuse – there is still a massive amount of work to do
- There have been tremendous legislative advances for LGBT people in the UK. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, was a huge step towards ...

I'm Allowed To Be Me Under The Laws Of The Land, But Why Won't The Church Bosses Accept Me ...

I'm Allowed To Be Me Under The Laws Of The Land, But Why Won't The Church Bosses Accept Me ...
- The UN Human Rights Act, laws on marriage, laws on religious freedom, the workplace - they all pretty much accept and welcome the LGBT ...

UK posthumously pardons thousands of gay men convicted of sex offenses

UK posthumously pardons thousands of gay men convicted of sex offenses
- The UK announced [press release] Tuesday that thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offenses received a ...

LGBT month kicks off in Cambridge as rainbow flag is raised above Cambridge Guildhall

LGBT month kicks off in Cambridge as rainbow flag is raised above Cambridge Guildhall
- The Mayor of Cambridge has officially kicked off proceedings for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month with an event in ...

Discover LGBT History this month

Discover LGBT History this month
- The University and Bristol Students' Union are marking LGBT History Month with a range of events, including a panel discussion, a film screening and ...

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