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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Trump's nominated Army Secretary says anti-LGBT policies are just 'politics'

Trump's nominated Army Secretary says anti-LGBT policies are just 'politics'
- Eric Fanning made history when Barack Obama nominated him as the United States Secretary of the Army in May last year, making history as the first out man to head a military branch. However, Mr Fanning was turfed out of his job when Donald Trump took office, with billionaire hockey club owner Vincent Viola serving in the interim role. Tennessee state senator Mark Green was nominated for the role by Trump, a strongly anti-LGBT Republican lawmaker, to fill the role full-time.

Agency exec on scarcity of LGBT people in ads: 'People fear the bigoted minority'

Agency exec on scarcity of LGBT people in ads: 'People fear the bigoted minority'
- First, there is an expectation you only include LGBT content if you're ... with an understanding of how progressive the U.K. population is today. In their ...

Sally comes face-to-face with Coronation Street stalker

Gay men in Chechnya are some of the most disempowered people in the world today – we can do ...

UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues

UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues
- Theresa May’s article 50 letter might have dominated the front pages in Britain but it was met with a shrug in San Francisco, where 30 tech leaders from the north of England recently embarked on a four-day mission to woo, impress and tempt cash from Silicon Valley’s top dealmakers.
Anxiety over the future of Britain outside Europe has not, it seems, spread to the home of Facebook, Twitter and Google.
“Investors here just don’t know what Brexit means yet,” said Gerald Brady, managing director of the multibillion-dollar lender Silicon Valley Bank.
However, that is not stopping EU27 countries from making furtive attempts to lure British entrepreneurs overseas. 





Brexit is making it even more difficult for UK firms already struggling to find or afford new staff

Brexit is making it even more difficult for UK firms already struggling to find or afford new staff
- Companies within some of the most important areas of Britain's economy are already struggling to find and afford new staff and Brexit will make it ...

Brexit support is as strong as ever with new poll revealing majority of Brits think we were right to ...

Brexit support is as strong as ever with new poll revealing majority of Brits think we were right to ...
- Support was unsurprisingly strongest among Ukip voters, with a whopping 91% backing the decision of the EU referendum.
In the YouGov poll, which asked “In hindsight, do you think Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the European Union?”, the lowest number to say we were right were Lib Dem voters at 10%.
The survey was conducted last week, and sees support for Brexit up two percentage points since Theresa May triggered Article 50.

Foreign hacking during Brexit referendum can't be ruled out, report says

Foreign hacking during Brexit referendum can't be ruled out, report says
- Foreign hacking could have occurred during last year's Brexit referendum but didn't make any difference to the outcome, according to a ...

Grammar schools must serve 'ordinary families'

Grammar schools must serve 'ordinary families'
Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England's schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help "ordinary working ...

Public opposed to reducing international student numbers - poll

Public opposed to reducing international student numbers - poll
- The most recent net migration statistics covering the year to September 2016 put long-term student immigration at 134,000, down 23%.
Amid a Cabinet split over whether international students should be counted in the official migration statistics, the survey found only a quarter of people thought of them as immigrants.
Boris Johnson and Liam Fox are among those to oppose including those coming for education from the figures, while Philip Hammond said the recording system should reflect “public perception”.
But Downing Street has ruled out a change in the way they are recorded, and Amber Rudd has suggested she wants to reduce the number of foreign students as part of efforts to cut immigration.


Analysing family circumstances and education

Analysing family circumstances and education
- We're seeking views on our preliminary investigation of the relationship between household income and education for pupils in schools in England.

Thirty-two percent fall in Israelis studying in Britain

Thirty-two percent fall in Israelis studying in Britain
- The figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority show the biggest fall has taken place since 2010-11 when there were still 595 students. Among first year students, the numbers dropped from 260 to 200 over that eight-year period.
The pattern emerged amid concern about anti-Israel protests on campus and cases of Israeli speakers being prevented from speaking. UK Ambassador David Quarrey acknowledged that some Israelis are “probably deterred” from coming to the UK to study by much-publicised incidents.

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work
- Their Green Paper, “Improving Lives“, makes it clear that mental health is the greatest single cause of disability in the UK. So why is mental health at ...

Why We Can't Afford To Reduce Children's Mental Health To A Question Of Economics

Why We Can't Afford To Reduce Children's Mental Health To A Question Of Economics
- World Health Day this year focused on depression, and it was encouraging to see the day ignite a UK-wide debate. There we're many who rightly ...

Billions of pounds more in welfare cuts are enforced in Britain

Billions of pounds more in welfare cuts are enforced in Britain
- More than two-thirds of children living in poverty in the UK live in a family where at least one parent is working, according to official figures. Since the ...

Middle-aged people should take magnesium supplements

Middle-aged people should take magnesium supplements
- The pills may hold the key to reducing rates of the most preventable cause of disability in middle-aged and elderly people, UK scientists said.

Homophobic crime continues to rise in the UK's capital

Homophobic crime continues to rise in the UK's capital
- There are, on average around 6 anti-LGBT offences being recorded every day on London’s streets, a 9.63% increase year on year. In total, 2037 crimes were reported for the year 2016/17 compared to 1861 crimes in 2015 /16 and 1559 in 2014/15.
However, the Metropolitan Police service was keen to point out that the crime rates were lower than five years ago and these current statistics are set against the gruelling austerity measures and “significant reductions in resources” set out by this current government.

Survivor's Zeke Smith reveals he is transgender

Survivor's Zeke Smith reveals he is transgender
- n his introduction video on season 33 of Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X, Zeke says he came out as gay at the age of 15. In the new issue of People, ...

This theatre has the best all-gender toilet sign

This theatre has the best all-gender toilet sign
- The management at this theatre in New Zealand doesn't care what gender you identify as, or it seems, even if you identify as human – just as long as ...

S Korea army chief accused of ordering probe to out gay personnel

S Korea army chief accused of ordering probe to out gay personnel
- S Korea army chief accused of ordering probe to out gay personnel ... In the UK, gay citizens have been allowed to serve openly in the military since ...

Pearl Mackie: It's about time Doctor Who had an openly gay companion

Pearl Mackie: It's about time Doctor Who had an openly gay companion
- But, claiming that it is only the creators' phrasing that has changed, Pearl told ITV's Good Morning Britain: “Arguably there have been lots of gay ...


Tasmanian Premier delivers historic apology for gay convictions

Tasmanian Premier delivers historic apology for gay convictions
- TASMANIAN LGBTI community representatives have praised Premier Will Hodgman for apologising to those convicted under the state's former laws ...

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes to host British LGBT Awards

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes to host British LGBT Awards
- The Chattyman and his broadcasting pal will be co-presenting the biggest night of the year for the UK LGBTI community. Famous faces, politicians ...

Desperate Pleas for Help from Gay Chechen Men on the Rise

Desperate Pleas for Help from Gay Chechen Men on the Rise
 We are deeply disturbed by recent public statements by Chechen authorities that condone and incite violence against LGBTI persons,” Toner ...

New Mexico Governor Signs Into Law Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth From “Conversion Therapy”

New Mexico Governor Signs Into Law Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth From “Conversion Therapy”
- This is an incredible victory for LGBTQ youth in New Mexico,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “No child should be subjected to this ...

North Carolina files new bill to ban gay marriage again

North Carolina files new bill to ban gay marriage again
- Three Republican lawmakers have filed a new bill that would ban gay ... 2012 – prohibited North Carolina from letting same-sex couples get married, ...

MEPs Demand Theresa May Take Action Against 'Abhorrent' Concentration Camps In Chechnya

MEPs Demand Theresa May Take Action Against 'Abhorrent' Concentration Camps In Chechnya
- MEPs spoke out about the more than 100 gay men who have been detained and tortured because of their sexuality in Chechnya - and condemned UK ...

LGBTI flash mob in New Dehli wanted to send a message

LGBTI flash mob in New Dehli wanted to send a message
- Dance for Pride was a statement for the need to break all stereotypes of LGBTI people. It was organized by dating app Scruff and Those In Need, ...

Help on hand for LGBTI elders

Help on hand for LGBTI elders
- A service alleviating the loneliness of elderly LGBTI people by pairing them with younger volunteers is asking for assistance in central Victoria.

South Korean LGBTI pioneer Justin Lim dies aged 32

South Korean LGBTI pioneer Justin Lim dies aged 32
- Lim passed away on April 2 and his cause of death is not known. The 32-year-old was active in growing South Korea's LGBTI culture and started many ...

Salvos college allegedly still 'bullying' LGBTI student

Salvos college allegedly still 'bullying' LGBTI student
- THE Salvation Army's Booth College is reportedly continuing to intimidate an LGBTI student who submitted an LGBTI-themed assessment this ...

Trans actress Laverne Cox describes her journey to LGBTQ students, allies at FIU

Trans actress Laverne Cox describes her journey to LGBTQ students, allies at FIU
- Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox is not the first celebrity to speak at Florida International University, but for Joshua Chamberlain she ...

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