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Friday, 17 February 2017

UK's most disadvantaged teenagers four times less likely to apply for university than better off peers

UK's most disadvantaged teenagers four times less likely to apply for university than better off peers
- Teenagers from the most disadvantaged areas of the UK are four times less likely to apply for university than their more socially advantaged peers, official figures have revealed.
Statistics suggest a young person’s chances of applying for a degree course depend heavily on where they live, with the number of those planning to go on to higher education falling in some areas of the country.

Study shows link between teens' address and the likelihood of them ...

Study shows link between teens' address and the likelihood of them ...
- Teenagers from the most disadvantaged area in UK are four times less likely ... follows recent concerns on education's role in social mobility in the UK, ...

Brexit: UK universities invited to set up in France

Brexit: UK universities invited to set up in France
- As Britain haggles with the European Union over the terms of Brexit, European higher education is attempting to alleviate the uncertainty over ...

Education behind bars: why university students are learning alongside prisoners

Education behind bars: why university students are learning alongside prisoners
- Some of the positive work taking place in UK prisons involves “socially transformative educational experiences”. These are experiences that connect ...

How America counts its homeless – and why so many are overlooked

How America counts its homeless – and why so many are overlooked
- It was approaching midnight in New York one night in March 2005, and recruits who had been paid $100 each to pretend to be homeless were ...

The scandal of pregnant women sleeping rough on Britain's streets

The scandal of pregnant women sleeping rough on Britain's streets
- Just thinking about them makes me cry." Tina is one of an increasing number of women at the extreme end of Britain's homelessness crisis. There are ...

Checking troops for mental illness 'doesn't reduce incidence of problems', top docs' report reveals

Checking troops for mental illness 'doesn't reduce incidence of problems', top docs' report reveals
- But allies including America, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands all do screen – after claims it helped prompt battle scarred troops to seek help sooner. But now the world’s first study into the benefits of screening has found it fails to reduce mental health disorders or improve the numbers seeking help. The landmark study by leading UK academics was published in The Lancet and released today.

City of London campaigns to reduce mental health stigma

City of London campaigns to reduce mental health stigma
- City of London campaigns to reduce mental health stigma ... A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental health in the workplace has been ... As well as costing the UK economy over £26 billion each year through lost working ...

Poverty has devastating impact on children's mental health

Poverty has devastating impact on children's mental health
-  The study points out that children who move into poverty are more likely to suffer from social, emotional and behavioural problems than children who remain out of poverty. Researchers from the University’s Department of Public Health and Policy explored the impact that moving into poverty had on the mental health of children and their mothers, using a nationally representative sample of children born in 2000 and followed up until 2012 (UK Millennium Cohort Study).


War-time love letters reveal epic gay love story kept secret for decades

War-time love letters reveal epic gay love story kept secret for decades
Homosexuality was illegal in Britain until 1967, and the couple talk about keeping their relationship secret as well as travelling to California together ...

Gay tourists being targeted and blackmailed by criminals in Dubai

Gay tourists being targeted and blackmailed by criminals in Dubai
Gay tourists being targeted and blackmailed by criminals in ... The 43-year-old British businessman, who PinkNews is not naming for his ...

Church Synod victory for LGBTI love & equality

Church Synod victory for LGBTI love & equality
- A LGBTI human rights vigil took place outside Church House as Synod debated and voted on the Bishops' recommendations. It was organised by One ...

Obama Cloaked LGBTI Agenda in Women's Rights Plan to Thwart Republicans

Obama Cloaked LGBTI Agenda in Women's Rights Plan to Thwart Republicans
- An Obama-era executive order on helping women in conflict settings mutated into a vast set of mandates ...

Why President Trump Isn't Anti-Gay Enough for the Religious Right

Why President Trump Isn't Anti-Gay Enough for the Religious Right
- This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, ...

Authors of LGBTI-themed fairytale book hope to prevent teen suicide, raise awareness

Authors of LGBTI-themed fairytale book hope to prevent teen suicide, raise awareness
- The authors of a new fairtyale book about two men falling in love are hoping to shift cultural attitudes towards the LGBTI community and prevent teens ...

The cost of homophobia is $100 billion per year in lost productivity

The cost of homophobia is $100 billion per year in lost productivity
- The cost of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia go well beyond the personal toll they take on individuals. LGBTI discrimination could be costing ...

Samoa one step closer to becoming Christian state

Samoa one step closer to becoming Christian state
- But what does that mean for marriage equality and LGBTI issues? ... help prevent external pressures to change Samoa's laws around LGBTI issues.

In 2017, We Need LGBT+ Allies More Than Ever

In 2017, We Need LGBT+ Allies More Than Ever
- Asifa Lahore is the UK's first out Muslim drag queen. In this vlog for HuffPost UK Lahore discusses the importance of LGBT+ allies in the fight for ...

Plays depicting historic role in gay rights

Plays depicting historic role in gay rights
- The real Ray Gosling, who chaired a historic meeting supporting gay rights at ... “The Gay Liberation thought the whole system needed chucking out.

Some LGBT-inclusive churches are mixing glitter into Ash Wednesday ashes

Some LGBT-inclusive churches are mixing glitter into Ash Wednesday ashes
- A number of LGBT-inclusive churches in the US are making a statement by adding glitter to their Ash Wednesday mix. A number of Christian ...

Watch the powerful LGBT music video that's taking the internet by storm

Watch the powerful LGBT music video that's taking the internet by storm
- Greg Gould's cover of En Vogue's classic hit Don't Let Go comes with a heart-wrenching short film. The visual tackles discrimination same-sex couples ...

Powerful Video Urges LGBTQ Couples To Hold Hands In Public, Even When They Feel ...

Powerful Video Urges LGBTQ Couples To Hold Hands In Public, Even When They Feel ...
- I've been advocating for LGBT rights for a few years & still feel conscious ... effect, with 'Relax' eventually charting at number one here in the UK.


Bishop presses wrong button in gay marriage report vote

Bishop presses wrong button in gay marriage report vote
- A Church of England bishop has apologised after accidentally voting against a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Britney Spears songwriter Justin Tranter joins board of LGBT+ charity GLAAD

Britney Spears songwriter Justin Tranter joins board of LGBT+ charity GLAAD
- The former lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons and songwriter-turned-LGBT activist Justin Tranter has joined the board of GLAAD, the LGBT ...

Meet the Trump admin official paid to promote LGBT 'rights' around the world

Meet the Trump admin official paid to promote LGBT 'rights' around the world
- The reinstatement of open homosexual Randy Berry as Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons was reported Monday by the ...

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