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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

France urged to push Indonesia on LGBT rights

France urged to push Indonesia on LGBT rights
- The French President has been urged to push Indonesia on LGBT+ rights, as he is set to arrive there this week. Francois Hollande has been urged by ...

Make medicine blind, like justice

Make medicine blind, like justice
Will a doctor not treat a patient because they disagree with the latter’s political views, vocation, or religious beliefs? Surely if these are the criteria based on which a doctor chooses their patients, the system is greatly flawed.

I started my career in a part of Mumbai which was akin to turn-of-the-century New York, rife with rival gangs fighting one another for business or control. The stories I heard from the house staff would amaze me; they sounded like west side story.

The factor common to all these rival gangs was me — the doctor. They’d all come to see me to get some or the other ailment treated. Horrible criminals, I was told, but to me they were always respectable and fair and generous. It did not matter to me what business they had, I was in no way concerned with that.

Wealth manager launches with LGBT specialism

Wealth manager launches with LGBT specialism
- Wealth manager launches with LGBT specialism ... “We are exceptionally lucky here in the UK that our democracy has chosen equality and that our ...

Buddhist cemetery in Japan wants LGBT couples to rest in peace together

Buddhist cemetery in Japan wants LGBT couples to rest in peace together
- A Buddhist temple in Tokyo has started offering shared graves for couples from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.



Theresa May is backing away from threat to leave EU with 'no deal', believe European ...

Theresa May is backing away from threat to leave EU with 'no deal', believe European ...
- The Government now realises the hardline stance went too far by bolstering the confidence of Brexit supporters with the “intention of creating chaos”, ...

Theresa May's Brexit stance could come at a political cost

Theresa May's Brexit stance could come at a political cost
- That Nigel Farage has announced that if the Brexit deal doesn't work out he will simply move abroad may mean that Brexit is now a win-win scenario, ...

Nigel Farage says he will emigrate if Brexit goes badly

Nigel Farage says he will emigrate if Brexit goes badly
- Nigel Farage has suggested he doesn't plan to stick around if Brexit goes badly. On Monday night on his regular radio show, the former Ukip leader, ...

UK Businesses Prepare Brexit Wish Lists as EU Talks Commence

UK Businesses Prepare Brexit Wish Lists as EU Talks Commence
- Businesses are bracing for Brexit by making last-ditch demands of the U.K government to keep their interests in mind when Prime Minister Theresa ...

The rich have broken Britain and it's the poorest who are paying

The rich have broken Britain and it's the poorest who are paying
- David Cameron once used the desperation of people in the country's most poverty-stricken housing estates to symbolise what he called Broken Britain ...

New HIV guidelines could result in 11 million more people getting tested

New HIV guidelines could result in 11 million more people getting tested
- The latest government statistics, which unlike NICE also include Scotland, indicate there are 88,000 people who live with HIV in the UK and have ...

13 million below poverty line in UK: Report

13 million below poverty line in UK: Report
- With reports suggesting that between 4,000,000 and 13,000,000 people in the UK are living below the poverty line, and with first-hand experience of ...

Judge slammed for 'shocking ignorance' over domestic abuse victim comment

Judge slammed for 'shocking ignorance' over domestic abuse victim comment
- A domestic abuse charity has criticised a judge who reportedly claimed a victim was "not vulnerable" because she was intelligent. Judge Richard ...

56% are offered reasonable adjustments to support their mental health

56% are offered reasonable adjustments to support their mental health
- More than half (56%) of respondents who disclose poor mental health at work are offered reasonable adjustments or support measures, such as ...

Only half of UK employees feel their line manager supports their mental health, according to ...

Only half of UK employees feel their line manager supports their mental health, according to ...
- There is a discrepancy between how well UK managers feel they support employees suffering mental health problems versus how well supported staff ...

5 unusual ways to improve your mental health

5 unusual ways to improve your mental health
- Boosting your mental health doesn't have to mean liaising with men in white ... There are many unique and new therapies available across the UK that you ... get ready for freshly laid eggs every morning to boost your mental health.

Why is it hard to talk about mental health?

Why is it hard to talk about mental health?
- Many people with a mental health problem find it hard to talk about it. ... that the UK government will improve how it deals with mental health issues.

Russian government warns citizens not to be homophobic while on holiday in Europe

Russian government warns citizens not to be homophobic while on holiday in Europe
- The UK's Foreign Office previously updated its travel advice to Russia to ... in law enforcement and government in order to clamp down on the LGBT ...

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?
- In coming out, many suppliers treat the lesbian and gay community with ... In the UK, the largest religious groups have either banned (in the case of the ...

Out of Iraq director Chris McKim on gay couple's struggle: 'The documentary's message is love ...

Out of Iraq director Chris McKim on gay couple's struggle: 'The documentary's message is love ...
- Out of Iraq director, Chris McKim, has said the struggle faced by a gay ... Speaking to the Standard following the documentary's UK premiere at BFI ...

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss to oversee eight new dramas charting 100 years of being gay in Britain

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss to oversee eight new dramas charting 100 years of being gay in Britain
- Doctor Who and Sherlock stalwart Mark Gatiss is overseeing a series of specially commissioned monologues from various writers charting a century of the UK gay experience.
The short dramas, under the umbrella title Queers, have been commissioned to mark 50 years since laws were passed exempting gay men from prosecution, and will air on BBC4 around the anniversary of the law which was passed in the House of Commons on 27 July 1967.


Jennifer Hudson blows the house down in GAY performance

Jennifer Hudson blows the house down in GAY performance
- Jennifer Hudson blows the house down in G-A-Y performance ... The music legend is currently in London as a judge on The Voice UK, which ...

Founder of gay punk movement accuses Gucci of stealing queer culture

Founder of gay punk movement accuses Gucci of stealing queer culture
- Initially, it was called Homocore, but was later renamed to express the LGBTI community's diversity. Queercore was famous for being unashamedly ...

The do's and don'ts of virtual relationships

The do's and don'ts of virtual relationships
- Counselor Jane Czyzelska suggests that as LGBTI people can be especially prone to investing in online relationships. 'Virtual relationships can be a ...

Singapore's Pride Rally has triumphed over a new government law

Singapore's Pride Rally has triumphed over a new government law
- Singapore's annual LGBTI rally has done the impossible and managed to raise thousands of dollars for this year's event. What makes the achievement ...

South Sudan Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage

South Sudan Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage
- With the exception of South Africa, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Africa are limited in comparison to many other areas of the ...

Elton John Says “Eminem Was Never Homophobic”

Elton John Says “Eminem Was Never Homophobic
- Back when Eminem was a rising star, he caught a lot of flack for his use of the word “faggot” and other negative descriptions of gay people. To try and ...

Newly-opened sandwich shop causes outrage with homophobic menu

Newly-opened sandwich shop causes outrage with homophobic menu
- The owners of a Vietnamese sandwich shop in Auckland have apologised after using homophobic language as part of their food menu. The Bun Mee ...

Dax Shepard denies new film 'CHiPS' is homophobic

Dax Shepard denies new film 'CHiPS' is homophobic
- Dax Shepard's new film, CHiPS, has been accused of being homophobic as it features several scenes in which the main characters appear to be ...

Homophobia case study: 'There's no classification of these crimes'

Homophobia case study: 'There's no classification of these crimes'
- Vickey Curtis always believed she was strong enough to withstand a couple of punches. As a gay woman, she had experienced some verbal abuse ...

Trump is 'declaring war' on the LGBT community by appointing this man to defend trans rights ...

Trump is 'declaring war' on the LGBT community by appointing this man to defend trans rights ...
- Donald Trump has appointed someone who opposes trans people's right to healthcare to defend trans people's rights to healthcare, prompting anger ...

Lesbian journalist sues queer publication over age discrimination

Lesbian journalist sues queer publication over age discrimination
- A veteran journalist is taking legal action against Frontiers magazine after the publication fired her from her position as news editor. Karen Ocamb was ...

The first underground station to be named after an LGBT activist looks absolutely beautiful

The first underground station to be named after an LGBT activist looks absolutely beautiful
- An underground station has been named after an LGBT activist for the first time ever – and it looks stunning. Jáuregui station was officially inaugurated ...

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