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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

We need to push for full inclusion of LGBT people within our faith communities and schools

We need to push for full inclusion of LGBT people within our faith communities and schools
- The Albert Kennedy Trust help young LGBT homeless people. A quarter of young homeless people in the UK are LGBT. The Albert Kennedy Trust ...

Ugandan Man Faces Deportation Because He Couldn't “Prove” He Was Gay

Ugandan Man Faces Deportation Because He Couldn't “Prove” He Was Gay
- An LGBT asylum seeker is facing deportation from the UK back to his home country of Uganda because he couldn't “prove” he was gay.

Church of England bishop backs formal 'thanksgiving' ceremonies for same-sex couples

Church of England bishop backs formal 'thanksgiving' ceremonies for same-sex couples
- divisions have arisen in the church over the issue of its approach to same-sex marriage and LGBT people, as support grows for equality in the UK.

Five LGBT films unveiled for groundbreaking online film campaign

Five LGBT films unveiled for groundbreaking online film campaign
- As the world's widest reaching digital celebration of LGBT film, the initiative, now in its third year will be promoted through the British Council's global ...

Queen to give Brexit Bill approval clearing the way for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 before ...

Queen to give Brexit Bill approval clearing the way for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 before ...
- Theresa May's hope of securing a free trade agreement within the two-year Brexit deadline is "out of the question", a veteran Brussels insider has said.

Early financial settlement won't be 'forced on UK'

Early financial settlement won't be 'forced on UK'
- A message has been passed through informal channels from EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to top figures in David Davis's department.

Sterling hits second-lowest point since Brexit vote as political risks spike

Sterling hits second-lowest point since Brexit vote as political risks spike
- Given the relative resilience of the U.K. economy since the Brexit referendum, particularly compared to many doom-and-gloom forecasts which have ...

Could opposing Brexit spell the end for the House of Lords?

Could opposing Brexit spell the end for the House of Lords?
- With an expected ten to 15 new Brexit-related acts needed on the statute book before the two year Article 50 deadline expires, there will be little space ...

Republican healthcare plans 'will leave America vulnerable' to HIV epidemic

Republican healthcare plans 'will leave America vulnerable' to HIV epidemic
HIV advocacy groups have issued dire warnings about Republican plans to repeal Obamacare – which are expected to deprive thousands of ...

Children from jobless households more likely to experience disadvantage in adulthood

Children from jobless households more likely to experience disadvantage in adulthood
- Children from disadvantaged families in the UK are more likely to have lower education, be out of work and experience poverty in adult life than their ...

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change
- In 1996, Heather Shepherd, now 50, and her family did just that. Moving away from the congestion and noise of their north London home, they migrated to a 17th-century farmhouse that they would renovate and make their sanctuary. Their village near Shrewsbury in Shropshire had just 70 residents, according to Shepherd, whom they would get to know well. 

The UK government will teach eight-year-olds mindfulness to tackle spike in kids' mental health ...

The UK government will teach eight-year-olds mindfulness to tackle spike in kids' mental health ...
- In the West, mindfulness, the practice of bringing one's awareness to the present moment, is no longer the stuff of yoga classes and corporate retreats.

Gillian Anderson opens up about her heart-breaking struggle with mental health issues and ...

Gillian Anderson opens up about her heart-breaking struggle with mental health issues and ...
- Gillian Anderson opens up about her heart-breaking struggle with mental health issues and reveals she was once so low she didn't want to leave the ...

Grammar schools are pointless to poor children

Grammar schools are pointless to poor children
- There are over three and a half million children living in poverty in the UK and studies show that one in five parents is struggling to feed their children, ...

Older people warned 'weight loss is not normal part of ageing'

Older people warned 'weight loss is not normal part of ageing'
- The poll found more than a third of older people (36%) think it is fine to experience weight loss with age, while three-quarters (75%) have never ...

Old people AREN'T boring: Pensioners are more likely to make risky decisions than teenagers due ...

Old people AREN'T boring: Pensioners are more likely to make risky decisions than teenagers due ...
- Dr Pachur added: 'These differences in decision quality are attributable to the decrease in fluid intelligence in old age—that is, to older adults' ...

50 days on and Donald Trump's White House still has no LGBT policy in place

50 days on and Donald Trump's White House still has no LGBT policy in place
- Fifty-two days on and President Donald Trump's administration still hasn't put forward a coherent LGBT policy after removing the LGBT section on the ...

Over a billion people are living under British anti-gay laws as 40th Commonwealth Day celebrated

Over a billion people are living under British anti-gay laws as 40th Commonwealth Day celebrated
- People from around the globe are celebrating the 40th Commonwealth Day – as more than a billion people in ex-British colonies continue to live ...

Push to boycott Coopers beer ramps up around Australia

Push to boycott Coopers beer ramps up around Australia
- MEMBERS of the LGBTI community and their allies are calling for a boycott of Coopers beer after the brewer recently teamed up with Bible Society ...

Victoria hits the road for LGBTI equality

Victoria hits the road for LGBTI equality
- Minister for Equality Martin Foley said one of the best ways to create inclusive LGBTI communities is by listening to the concerns of those living in ...

Diplomats, corporations join call for legislation to protect LGBT rights

Diplomats, corporations join call for legislation to protect LGBT rights
- According to an LGBTI report published following a forum co-organized by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, the Gender Research ...

Faced with hate crimes in Turkey, gay Syrians say 'visibility' worth the risks

Faced with hate crimes in Turkey, gay Syrians say 'visibility' worth the risks
- “For a long time, LGBTI Syrians only existed as victims of the Islamic State,” he tells Syria Direct's Madeline Edwards from Germany, where he now ...

LGBTI center in Washington DC vandalized and staff member attacked

LGBTI center in Washington DC vandalized and staff member attacked
- A Washington DC LGBTI community center has been vandalized and a transgender staff member attacked. The incident, which occurred in front of ...

Religion, LGBTI icons and transphobia: Join us at London's Hospital Club for heated debate

Religion, LGBTI icons and transphobia: Join us at London's Hospital Club for heated debate
- Come be a part of the conversation as we cover a range of topics; from Unrealistic Ideals of Beauty in the LGBTI Community to Are Religious People ...

Muslim Nations Where Being LGBT Is Legal.

Muslim Nations Where Being LGBT Is Legal.
- Gays in this African nation might face local homophobia, but the law is on their side. In 2010, a Malian volunteer for the Peace Corps wrote that she ...

Understanding the Roots of Homophobia Around the World

Understanding the Roots of Homophobia Around the World
- Despite these disagreements, Americans are relatively liberal compared to countries across the world, where the consequences for gay or ...

Who are we resisting, exactly?

Who are we resisting, exactly?
- We heard, more than once, that we, as women, are survivors of violence, abuse, bigotry, imperialistic wars, Islamaphobia, homophobia and of course ...

Homophobic attack on train and Reading pub reopens after makeover: the week's news

Homophobic attack on train and Reading pub reopens after makeover: the week's news
- A sneak peek inside The Black Boy pub in Shinfield was the week's most read story on getreading . The Shinfield pub reopened on Wednesday, ...

Ian Thorpe Opens Up AboutHomophobic Slurs

Ian Thorpe Opens Up AboutHomophobic Slurs
- Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he was the victim of homophobic bullying before he came out. The five time gold medallist revealed the ...

BPP Law School snatches victory from 2016 winners Oxford University

BPP Law School snatches victory from 2016 winners Oxford University
- The moot highlighted the struggles sometimes faced by gay men and women applying for UK asylum, such as being asked personal questions about ...

LGBT activist 'kidnapped and raped by man angry at Donald Trump being mocked'

LGBT activist 'kidnapped and raped by man angry at Donald Trump being mocked'
- A prominent LGBT activist has allegedly been held hostage and raped by an American who said he was angry about Donald Trump being mocked in ...

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