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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

New York Times editorial savages Trump's 'empty talk' on LGBT rights

New York Times editorial savages Trump's 'empty talk' on LGBT rights
- The New York Times has published an editorial attacking President Trump's poor record on LGBT rights. During his campaign, the billionaire reality ...



The first plus-size transgender model has landed a major UK fashion campaign

The first plus-size transgender model has landed a major UK fashion campaign
- Shay Neary is on a roll. After becoming the first plus-size transgender model to score a major fashion campaign, Neary is now making her mark in the ...

Gay marriage proposal to be debated by Kirk Assembly

Gay marriage proposal to be debated by Kirk Assembly
Gay marriages may soon be able to take place in the Church of Scotland. A report to be debated at the Kirk's General Assembly in May said ministers ...

Gay Game of Thrones star Nairn may enter politics over Northern Ireland same-sex marriage ban

Gay Game of Thrones star Nairn may enter politics over Northern Ireland same-sex marriage ban
- "I hope that we can come into line with the rest of Europe and the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland. "There's so much other horrible s*** ...

Ollie Locke: 'I was ridiculed for being bisexual'

Ollie Locke: 'I was ridiculed for being bisexual'
- The 29-year-old tried to come to terms with his sexuality in front of the cameras back in 2011 after he dated Gabriella Ellis, heiress Chloe Green and Ashley James on the show.
"It was one of the most difficult things because I didn’t know my sexuality, but I wanted to put it on the show. It was a big decision to talk about it,” Ollie told OK! magazine in a new interview.
“Bisexuality wasn’t talked about in the same way six years ago. People didn’t understand it and people didn’t particularly like it, “ he said.


74% of public value int'l students when economic worth revealed

74% of public value int'l students when economic worth revealed
- International students' inclusion in the net migration figures has been a widely-debated topic in the UK higher education sector, with many UK ...

How to appeal if your child missed out on their first choice

How to appeal if your child missed out on their first choice
- The appeal should be heard on neutral grounds by at least three volunteers, including one person with experience of the education system. Parents ...

Lloyds chooses Berlin for post-Brexit EU operations

Lloyds chooses Berlin for post-Brexit EU operations
- Lloyds Banking Group has made a final decision to locate its post-Brexit European base in Germany and aims to apply for a licence in the country over ...

Brexit: boom or bust for European trade?

Brexit: boom or bust for European trade?
- The Brexit clock is ticking. In March 2019, Britain will be out of the European Union, and it now has less than two years to negotiate the terms of its ...

Poor children returning to school 'malnourished' following increase in 'school holiday hunger'

Poor children returning to school 'malnourished' following increase in 'school holiday hunger'
- Government figures show here were four million children living in poverty in the UK in 2014-15, an increase of 200,000 on the previous year.

Call for compulsory driving tests at 70 after young mother mown down

Call for compulsory driving tests at 70 after young mother mown down
- He said too many elderly drivers are putting the public at risk by a system which fails to take account of the fact “a car is a powerful weapon”. Currently ...

How do I open up about mental health?

How do I open up about mental health?
- Across the UK, figures show that one in ten people discharged from mental health hospital after being admitted in crisis is not getting follow-up within a ...

More NHS mental health patients treated privately

More NHS mental health patients treated privately
Mental health trusts across the UK are becoming increasingly reliant on private hospitals to deliver care, a BBC Breakfast investigation suggests.

Give better support for those reliant on antidepressants, say campaigners

Give better support for those reliant on antidepressants, say campaigners
- A patient self-help group says Holyrood ministers must back the British ... The mental health expert said the rising problem of patients experiencing ...

Lady Gaga and Prince William team up over mental health

Lady Gaga and Prince William team up over mental health
- Lady Gaga and Prince William team up over mental health ... Lady Gaga said her changing mental health had changed her life and she'd been "very ... lip" culture in the UK, saying he wants his children Prince George and Princess ...

The lesson of Prince Harry's grief? We need mental health services for all

The lesson of Prince Harry's grief? We need mental health services for all
- Prince Harry has revealed that bottling up his grief after Diana died led to chronic mental health problems. He got help – but ordinary people still ...

35000 children living in poverty in Tayside and Fife, new figures show

35000 children living in poverty in Tayside and Fife, new figures show
- A Scottish Government spokeswoman said their child poverty bill will see Scotland become the only part of the UK with income targets to “reduce the ...

Church of Scotland to apologise for “history of discrimination” against gay people

Church of Scotland to apologise for “history of discrimination” against gay people
- He said: “It seems to me that the Forum is asking the church at large to recognise the faith of gay people in its midst, and to cherish their part in the life of the church.
“The request that the Kirk recognise its failure through the years to value, encourage, and support gay people in its pews, and to do better in the future – is one of the most positive and hopeful things I have read in a report to the General Assembly in many years.”
The document, as reported in The Herald, calls on the church to atone for long-standing prejudice by way of an apology both “individually and corporately” on behalf of the church.

Sunday Times columnist 'jokes' about the killing of gay people

Sunday Times columnist 'jokes' about the killing of gay people
- The journalist was writing about an egg painting workshop in Hackney, London which was advertised as “multi-faith” and “LGBT-friendly” over the ...

Children as young as 2 should be taught about gay and transgender issues, say teachers

Children as young as 2 should be taught about gay and transgender issues, say teachers
- Annette Pryce, an NUT executive member from Buckinghamshire, backed the motion, claiming the UK Government's plans had moved the issue ...

Teach toddlers about LGBT issues, say teachers

Teach toddlers about LGBT issues, say teachers
- Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) have called for children as young as two be taught “age-appropriate” content on LGBT matters.

Lesbian former athletic director sues uni for discrimination

Lesbian former athletic director sues uni for discrimination
- A former university athletic director is suing her old employers over claims she was discriminated against as a gay female. Jane Meyer was the ...

The Ambitious "Equality Project" Wants To Strengthen The LGBTI Community Against Political ...

The Ambitious "Equality Project" Wants To Strengthen The LGBTI Community Against Political ...
- The couples remained active in LGBTI rights campaigning, and also remained friends. So when Jason Tuazon McCheyne, frustrated by the inaction ...

Family Rejection Major Cause of LGBTI Homelessness

Family Rejection Major Cause of LGBTI Homelessness
- Family rejection is a major driver of homelessness for LGBTI people, ... more complex for LGBTI clients by the impact of discrimination and/or family ...



Caitlyn Jenner blames Ellen DeGeneres for her unpopularity with LGBTI people

Caitlyn Jenner blames Ellen DeGeneres for her unpopularity with LGBTI people
- Jenner, a conservative Republican, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last year and her seemingly lukewarm endorsement of same-sex ...

Bishop's message to us: 'Christians will never ever' accept you

Bishop's message to us: 'Christians will never ever' accept you
- Jackson goes on to share with his listeners their duty to tell LGBTQ people “the truth.” “We have to tell them,” he said. “They'll hate us for it. They'll ...

Muslim American Judge Remembered As A Defender Of Queer Rights

Muslim American Judge Remembered As A Defender Of Queer Rights
- Lambda Legal, a national LGBTQ advocacy organization, called Abdus-Salaam's death “tragic loss for all of New York.” Susan Sommer, the group's ...

Will Disney cast Harvey Fierstein as Ursula in 'Little Mermaid' reboot?

Will Disney cast Harvey Fierstein as Ursula in 'Little Mermaid' reboot?
- Right now Harvey Fierstein is starring off-Broadway in “Gently Down the Stream,” a love story set at the dawn of the internet dating scene, but soon he ...

LGBTQ activists in Caribbean ask Canada for support, not salvation

LGBTQ activists in Caribbean ask Canada for support, not salvation
- Canada should remember that as it promotes LGBTQ rights on the world stage, it should also listen to – and support – those fighting on the ground.

LGBT charity exec resigns as regulator launches finance probe

LGBT charity exec resigns as regulator launches finance probe
- GLEN, formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, is one of the most prominent LGBT organisations in Ireland, and played a key role ...

Times columnist jokes about gay people getting thrown off buildings for Easter

Times columnist jokes about gay people getting thrown off buildings for Easter
- printed in pretty much every major newspaper – with Liddle penning a new column yesterday in the Sunday Times, again targeting LGBT people.

The LGBT Trump Fallacy

The LGBT Trump Fallacy
- It was a jarringly unorthodox moment even for Donald Trump. At a rally in Colorado last October, an audience member handed him a gay pride flag that bore a handwritten endorsement: “LGBTs for TRUMP.” The candidate smiled as he unfurled the flag, displaying it for a few seconds. A spokesman later said Mr. Trump was “proud to carry the ‘L.G.B.T. for Trump’ rainbow flag on stage,” since he was campaigning to be “president for all Americans.”

LGBT people who get married are healthier and happier, study shows

LGBT people who get married are healthier and happier, study shows
- Same-sex marriages have been legal in the UK since 2014, and legal in all US states since 2015. The status of gay marriages means a spate of ...

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