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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Labour pledges to guarantee pension triple-lock until 2025

Labour pledges to guarantee pension triple-lock until 2025
- Mr McDonnell said: "I am delighted to be launching this pledge card that will inform many elderly people in our communities that Labour is not only ...

Where there is drug trafficking, there will always be war': Fresh violence as gangs fill the void left ...

Where there is drug trafficking, there will always be war': Fresh violence as gangs fill the void left ...
- Now, Mr Achito, the mayor of Jurado, says that after years of waning conflict, a new wave of violence has begun. While the country's historic peace ...

Back to basics—what Australia can learn from UK classrooms

Back to basics—what Australia can learn from UK classrooms
- Now with the Turnbull government in the throes of overhauling the education system, it's looking to other countries for inspiration, including the UK.

5 best places to practise meditation in London

5 best places to practise meditation in London
- One in four people experiences mental health problems every year in the UK with depression and anxiety being the most common, according to ...

Hospital admissions soar for young people with mental health problems

Hospital admissions soar for young people with mental health problems
MENTAL health hospital admissions in young people in Mid Cheshire have soared in recent years. Figures from a Freedom of Information request ...

Parks and urban spaces can protect against mental decline in pensioners

Parks and urban spaces can protect against mental decline in pensioners
- The findings have important implications for architects, planners and health professionals with gardens and parks coming under pressure from ...

13 Reasons Why is an insult to anyone with mental health issues

13 Reasons Why is an insult to anyone with mental health issues
- It grossly trivialises mental health and romanticises suicide – and don't tell me it doesn't when her 'suicide note' comes in the form of god damn ...

The older expats facing poverty – thanks to Brexit and frozen pensions

The older expats facing poverty – thanks to Brexit and frozen pensions
- When the 93-year-old second world war veteran and lecturer moved to Canada in 2001, she expected to live in modest comfort on her UK pension.

Romeo and Juliet to be performed as gay love story between Premier League footballers

Romeo and Juliet to be performed as gay love story between Premier League footballers
- The production, at Union Theatre in central London, will see the two main characters play out their tragic journey as star-crossed lovers on the pitch.

There are currently no out LGBT players in the Premier League.
And the play, which will depict football as a religion with strict, prejudicial ideals, aims to address this issue and the general paucity of out elite sportspeople.
“Currently, not one of the 4000 professional footballers in this country is homosexual. And yet for a large proportion of the country, football is life, love and religion,” the play’s description reads.                                                                                                                    


Official who purged gay employees in Bush White House gets job with Trump

Official who purged gay employees in Bush White House gets job with Trump
- A Bush administration official involved in purging employees because of their sexuality has been hired to Trump's administration. James Renne was ...

Leading online gay book retailer is closing down

Leading online gay book retailer is closing down
- Leading online gay book retailer is closing down ... Arbery Books, the UK's leading online dealer of rare and secondhand LGBT books is set to close at ...

Hundreds turn out for Indian city's first pride parade

Hundreds turn out for Indian city's first pride parade
- Members from both the LGBT and straight communities took to the streets in solidarity ... Ashock Row Kavi, chairman of India's oldest LGBT organisation the ... its literature such as Umrao Jan Ada and was suppressed by the British.

Protest planned in London over 'gay concentration camps' in Chechnya

Protest planned in London over 'gay concentration camps' in Chechnya
- Campaigners are planning to march on the Russian Embassy in London in protest against reported “purges” of gay men in Chechnya. Russian media ...

Charlize Theron is sexy, lethal and a little bit gay

Charlize Theron is sexy, lethal and a little bit gay
- She plays a British secret agent, Lorraine Broughton, who makes James Bond look like a pussy cat. Lorraine shoots, maims, beats and batters a ...

Gay men being put in 'concentration camps,' reports claim

Gay men being put in 'concentration camps,' reports claim
- The Russian LGBT Network along with Amnesty International Russia have voiced concern over reports of gay men being kidnapped in Chechnya because of their sexual orientation.
Recent reports claim an estimated 100 gay men have been rounded up and put into 'concentration camps' with some believed to have been killed.
According to the UK's Metro News, LGBT rights activists are mounting an effort to evacuate the captured men from the camps, where the majority-Muslim region is said to be forcing homosexuals to promise to leave the republic.

UK Government condemns persecution of gay men in Chechnya

UK Government condemns persecution of gay men in Chechnya
- As information continues to circulate about the mass rounding up and detaining of gay men in Chechnya, Baroness Anelay has released a statement ...

I'm afraid my homophobic mum will ruin my wedding day

I'm afraid my homophobic mum will ruin my wedding day
- He says that he loves and supports me, but he has betrayed my confidence many times to my violently homophobic mother and on one occasion stood ...

Indian youths are orthodox, misogynist and homophobic

Indian youths are orthodox, misogynist and homophobic
- In the same way, 27% of youth strongly feels that wives should listen to their husband, 24% people agreed that it is somewhat okay and only 23% disagreed to the question. Similarly, the findings indicated that 20% youth agreed to the ideas of males being good leaders than women and 23% of them somewhat agreed to the idea. Now coming to the girls wearing jeans idea, half of the Indian youth that's around 48%, strongly, somewhat opposed to the idea and only 19% approved the idea of girls wearing the jeans.

Why I'll never be comfortable holding hands with a man in public

Why I'll never be comfortable holding hands with a man in public
- It was a profound and sweet message sent out to homophobes in Holland this week when male Dutch politicians walked out hand-in-hand to show ...

Verbal mudslinging offends highly esteemed gay Bishop

Verbal mudslinging offends highly esteemed gay Bishop
- A gay man who is a member of the clergy of the Anglican Church in Wales has accused his congregation of so-called "homophobia," a term that ...

How Corporations Take Gay Money and Give It to Homophobes

How Corporations Take Gay Money and Give It to Homophobes
- Many major corporations court a queer audience with inclusive marketing campaigns while quietly supporting an anti-LGBTQ agenda behind the ...

Why Are Gay Men Being Murdered in Chechnya?

Why Are Gay Men Being Murdered in Chechnya?
- Russia has doubled down on its homophobia in the past five years or so with various bans, including an anti-propaganda law that effectively prevents ...

New BBC Three series to explore gay life in Britain with YouTube star Riyadh

New BBC Three series to explore gay life in Britain with YouTube star Riyadh
- 26-year-old Riyadh is set to address the hot-button issues currently facing the gay community, from religion and homophobia to racism within the gay community and the pressure for gay men to confirm to masculine ideals and pursue ‘perfect’ bodies.
“I’m incredibly excited for Queer Britain to be released,” says the London-dwelling social media star. “This was a real passion project which has moved, inspired and educated me in more ways than I ever could have imagined.

More than 100 gay men 'sent to prison camps' in Chechnya

More than 100 gay men 'sent to prison camps' in Chechnya
Gay men are being held in “camps” in the Chechen Republic where they are subjected to torture and beatings, human rights campaigners have ...

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