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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?

Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?
- This has been used to prosecute lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, but does a rare ruling in a recent case offer a new future for ...


Bromley MP backs mandatory LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships education in secondary schools

Bromley MP backs mandatory LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships education in secondary schools
- Bromley MP backs mandatory LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships ... phones and social media have become a normal part of British childhood.

How the last man to see Sylvia Plath alive was punished for his quiet homosexuality

How the last man to see Sylvia Plath alive was punished for his quiet homosexuality
- While this is an important nod to justice, it is also a reminder of everyday injustices suffered by LGBT people in Britain when it was still a crime to be ...

The Australian singer making a statement about LGBT abuse, suicide and gay

The Australian singer making a statement about LGBT abuse, suicide and gay
- The video came first and then I found the song," Gould tells IBTimes UK. "So many people are affected by the issues addressed in this video, ...

Hard Brexit, Harder than Expected

Hard Brexit, Harder than Expected
- Leaving the European Union's Single Market will allow the United Kingdom to regain control of the country's immigration policy, which was one of the ...

Former head of the civil service Lord O'Donnell demands 'meaningful vote' on any deal

Former head of the civil service Lord O'Donnell demands 'meaningful vote' on any deal
- The former head of the Civil Service has thrown his weight behind attempts to let Parliament amend any Brexit deal – and potentially stop Britain ...

Brexit and Trump warning as HSBC profit plunges 62%

Brexit and Trump warning as HSBC profit plunges 62%
- The banking giant said uncertainties over Brexit, together with Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance and European elections posed risks over ...

Parliament must be allowed to block an 'unpatriotic Brexit' Remain critics demand in a call for peers ...

Parliament must be allowed to block an 'unpatriotic Brexit' Remain critics demand in a call for peers ...
- Parliament must be empowered to block an 'unpatriotic Brexit', Remain critics have demanded as the historic Article 50 Bill arrives in the Lords.

Now, Indian students can access world-class education in UK

Now, Indian students can access world-class education in UK
- The United Kingdom on Tuesday clarified that there is no cap on visa for Indian students which means they are free to access world-class education in ...

Lift The Weight' Campaign Urges Rugby Players To Open Up About Mental Heath Issues

Lift The Weight' Campaign Urges Rugby Players To Open Up About Mental Heath Issues
- One in four people in the UK are affected by mental health issues each year ... The new 'Lift the Weight' website offers information on mental health ...

Less than 10 per cent of employees feel comfortable disclosing mental health problems

Less than 10 per cent of employees feel comfortable disclosing mental health problems
- But people with mental health problems can and do make a valuable ... New research commissioned by the Co-op found that the UK's loneliness ...

Ageism still 'significant' in UK labour market

Ageism still 'significant' in UK labour market
- Simple prejudice against people aged over 50 is affecting older people trying to gain employment and legislation has done little to help, according to a ...

A Robot Designed To Help Autistic Children

A Robot Designed To Help Autistic Children
- At a science trade show, a mother noticed that her autistic child was ... For the children of Prior's Court school in Newbury, UK, their teacher is ...

UK Visas urgently needed to employ immigrants says CBI

UK Visas urgently needed to employ immigrants says CBI
- The group claims that young people in the UK are reluctant to do certain types of work such as caring for the elderly, therefore migrants represent the ...

State of Child Health report in UK reveals devastating impact of austerity

State of Child Health report in UK reveals devastating impact of austerity
Poverty and social inequality is blighting the lives of nearly one-in-five children in the UK according to a new report from the Royal College of ...

State of Child Health report in UK reveals devastating impact of austerity

State of Child Health report in UK reveals devastating impact of austerity
Poverty and social inequality is blighting the lives of nearly one-in-five children in the UK according to a new report from the Royal College of ...

Rabbi 'looks forward to the day' she can wed same-sex couples

Rabbi 'looks forward to the day' she can wed same-sex couples
- THE annual Mardi Gras Shabbat will be held in Emanuel Synagogue this year, helping to celebrate Sydney's Jewish LGBTI community and advocate ...

Indonesian journalist wins top award for LGBTI reporting

Indonesian journalist wins top award for LGBTI reporting
- Firdaus won the inaugural Oktovianus Pogau Award for her fearless reporting on human rights, including LGBTI issues. The Pantau Foundation ...

Gay cowboy opens up about receiving horrific death threats for going to a rodeo

Gay cowboy opens up about receiving horrific death threats for going to a rodeo
- It's pretty vital to give visibility because it's a really hard topic to speak about for a lot of people, because many aren't willing to admit they're LGBTI.”.



School support guide launched for rainbow families in Australia

School support guide launched for rainbow families in Australia
- This guide seeks to give LGBTI parents and their kids basic tools to fully engage in their school communities, without having to sacrifice their identity ...

Japan's biggest housing website to offer LGBTI support

Japan's biggest housing website to offer LGBTI support
- Japan's largest housing website Suumo will soon provide services for LGBTI people looking to buy or rent property. Suumo's presence in Japan is ...

US:LGBTI teen suicide declines following marriage equality

US:LGBTI teen suicide declines following marriage equality
- A US study has discovered rates of teen suicide in the US has declined by as much as 7 per cent since the introduction of marriage equality. The study ...

Germany keeps blocking activist training — this time for a Mauritanian

Germany keeps blocking activist training — this time for a Mauritanian
- Lamine, the founder and leader of the Nouakchott Solidarity Association, was invited to Hamiam’s week-long January workshop on security for activists. But when he approached the German embassy for a visa, it was denied.

This video of students guessing which LGBTI flag is which is hilarious

This video of students guessing which LGBTI flag is which is hilarious
- There are now over 60 sexual, gender and other identities LGBTI people use, according to the My Umbrella campaign. What's more, the growing ...


Trump Education Secretary urged not to axe protections for LGBT kids

Trump Education Secretary urged not to axe protections for LGBT kids
- Officials within the Education Department last week penned a letter to newly-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, concerning civil rights rules ...

Isn't it time we thought beyond monogamy as the ideal, and normalised open relationships?

Isn't it time we thought beyond monogamy as the ideal, and normalised open relationships?
- For some, being LGBT means a never-ending low-level anxiety around everything we do. We want to talk openly about our lives and who we are, but ...

Tanzania: Deputy health minister brands homosexuality 'unnatural' in latest online rant

Tanzania: Deputy health minister brands homosexuality 'unnatural' in latest online rant
- Usually reputed for being more tolerant towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people than its neighbour Uganda, the situation for the ...

Leeds Freedom Bridge Acts As A 'Shining Beacon' For City's LGBT People

Leeds Freedom Bridge Acts As A 'Shining Beacon' For City's LGBT People
- According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the repaint was funded by money from cash donated by people from city's LGBT community and Leeds City ...

Flintshire schoolboy subjected to homophobic bullying, claims North Wales AM

Flintshire schoolboy subjected to homophobic bullying, claims North Wales AM
- It called on the Welsh Assembly to promote diversity and equality across Wales, welcome the progress made in the past few decades on LGBT rights ...

Anti-gay VP Mike Pence now lives in the gayest place in America

Anti-gay VP Mike Pence now lives in the gayest place in America
- Anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence is now living in the gayest place in America, a study has confirmed. Gallup released data this month breaking ...

Tanzania threat to list gay people

Tanzania threat to list gay people
- The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter.

LGBT Awards Nominations See Prince William Honoured For Speaking Out Against Homophobia

LGBT Awards Nominations See Prince William Honoured For Speaking Out Against Homophobia
- This year’s LGBT Awards nominations have been revealed, with Prince William receiving a nod alongside a whole host of famous names. The royal has been nominated in the Straight Ally category after he spoke out against homophobic bullying. The second-in-line to the throne appeared in an anti-bullying video last year for a charity launched in his mother’s memory, the Diana Award.

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