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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

British universities must remain welcoming to overseas academics and students, says committee

British universities must remain welcoming to overseas academics and students, says committee
British universities must remain welcoming to overseas academics and ... Parliament's all-party Education Committee report said Theresa May's ...

Further education is key to social mobility in Brexit Britain

Further education is key to social mobility in Brexit Britain
- The Further Education sector can be a vital driver of social mobility in Britain after Brexit, according to a new report from the Social Market Foundation.

Food bank network provides record level of support

Food bank network provides record level of support
- A food bank network provided almost 1.2 million batches of three-day food and basic supplies in the past year. These are the highest figures on record ...

Tories will betray pensioners once again': Sturgeon warns treatment of elderly is a 'national scandal'

Tories will betray pensioners once again': Sturgeon warns treatment of elderly is a 'national scandal'
- Plans to increase the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 between 2010 and 2020 were initially set out in 1995. But the coalition government decided to speed up the process in 2011, resulting in the state pension age for women due to increase to 65 in November 2018 and to 66 by October 2020. Ms Sturgeon said: "The treatment of pensioners by this Tory government has been nothing short of a national scandal.

Dutch widow fears post-Brexit deportation despite living in UK for half a century

Dutch widow fears post-Brexit deportation despite living in UK for half a century
- Elly Wright, from Epsom, said her case highlights concerns about the post-Brexit future for elderly European Union citizens settled in the UK.

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Brain

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Brain
- Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8th-14th) is just around the corner. This year’s theme “Surviving or Thriving?” centres around the concept that good mental health is “more than the absence of a mental health problem”, as stated on the Mental Health Foundation Website. It seeks to uncover why some people, too, are thriving with good mental health.
There certainly is no single answer to this question. But this much is clear: A healthy, balanced diet is a key factor for good mental health, learning ability and general well-being. And this healthy, balanced diet certainly does not include a daily sugar binge on a microwave meal followed by a packet of Hobnobs, doughnuts or a pot of Ben & Jerry’s.


Discussing mental health should be like talking about the dentist'

Discussing mental health should be like talking about the dentist'
- The IoD is offering a mental health “hub” for its members to help nurture ... As the UK approaches full employment, this is also commercially astute.

Chemotherapy linked to increased risk of depression in cancer patients

Chemotherapy linked to increased risk of depression in cancer patients
- However, a poor integration of mental health services and oncology services in the UK means that these needs are not always well addressed.

Caitlyn Jenner says Donald Trump has “disappointed” her

Caitlyn Jenner says Donald Trump has “disappointed” her
- I would rather convince the Republican party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues than to try to convince the Democrats to lower taxes ...

Being both gay and religious is a challenge - but the two can absolutely work together”

Being both gay and religious is a challenge - but the two can absolutely work together”
- Aaron McManus, 32, says he has had an interesting and sometimes challenging journey, being both gay and Mormon, but wants to make people ...

Anyone fancy climbing into bed with Russell Tovey?

Anyone fancy climbing into bed with Russell Tovey?
Gay Times' latest cover star gave us all a treat this past weekend with his latest uploaded. Shirtless and in bed, there's rather a lot of feast your eyes on ...


Four more prisons for gay men have been found in Chechnya

Four more prisons for gay men have been found in Chechnya
- Respected newspaper Novaya Gazeta originally reported that gay men ... the threat in local Russian language media, seen by the UK government.

Aaron Hernandez asked to share cell with prison lover

Aaron Hernandez asked to share cell with prison lover
- A spokesman for Hernandez's lawyer Jose Baez issued a statement saying no 'gay love letter' was sent to anyone either 'in or out of prison.'.

We've more to do on gay rights, but the Chechnya crackdown shows just how much NI has changed

We've more to do on gay rights, but the Chechnya crackdown shows just how much NI has changed
- Fifty years ago this month, in the UK, the conversation around the decriminalisation of private same-sex relations found legal expression.

Bomb North Korea NOW!' Gay Donald Trump supporters call for end to nuclear state

Bomb North Korea NOW!' Gay Donald Trump supporters call for end to nuclear state
- Gays for Trump – which represents Donald Trump’s LGBT support – has urged the US president to act before the tubby tyrant is able to hold the world to "hostage".

Group president Peter Boykin believes Kim must be taken out of office in the next 100 days by the US.
He added that the Hermit Kingdom should be The Donald's number one priority due to the grave threat it poses.



Tim Farron says gay sex is not a sin after he admits that he had allowed it to become an election ...

Tim Farron says gay sex is not a sin after he admits that he had allowed it to become an election ...
- Tim Farron has finally clarified his view on gay sex after admitted that it had come a distracting “issue” for his general election campaign. The Liberal ...

Silence and Fear a Year After a Prominent Bangladeshi Activist's Murder

Silence and Fear a Year After a Prominent Bangladeshi Activist's Murder
- Before he was murdered in April 2016, he founded the nation’s first LGBTI magazine, was an employee of the U.S. embassy in Dhaka, and organized the largest public HIV testing event ever to happen in Bangladesh.
Xulhaz was also a friend, mentor, and “inspiration” to hundreds of young men.* At “working parties” in his living room, he coached them through the stages of researching, writing, editing, and publishing a magazine. He guided young activists who wanted to advocate for better police protection for trans people. He was also, as one LGBTI activist in Dhaka told me, the “walking center of gay social life” in Dhaka.

Christian Student Kicked Out of University for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality in Legal Fight ...

Christian Student Kicked Out of University for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality in Legal Fight ...
- A Christian student in the U.K who last year was expelled from the University of Sheffield for quoting Bible verses calling homosexuality an ...

Andrew Scott Cast in BBC's Gay Britannia Season

Andrew Scott Cast in BBC's Gay Britannia Season
- In the film, Andrew Scott plays the role of English secondary school teacher Dan Sherry, a gay character within the storyline who helps to develop and ...


Chechen strongman leader wants LGBT community 'eliminated by start of Ramadan' claims Tory MP

Chechen strongman leader wants LGBT community 'eliminated by start of Ramadan' claims Tory MP
gay community by the start of Ramadan, according to a British lawmaker. Sir Alan ... His comments came after reports of an anti-gay purge in Russia.


China's Homophobic Textbooks Turn Over a New Leaf

China's Homophobic Textbooks Turn Over a New Leaf
- A long-running campaign to improve the representation of homosexuality in China's textbooks has finally started to pay off, with one major publisher ...

From Marine Le Pen to Theresa May, why do white gay men continue to support right-wing ...

From Marine Le Pen to Theresa May, why do white gay men continue to support right-wing ...
- It seemed a strange decision from one of the founders of the French GayLib to join a far right political party brimming with homophobia and hate.

Research discovers why straight men tell homophobic, sexist jokes

Research discovers why straight men tell homophobic, sexist jokes
- New research has found that straight men tell homophobic and sexist jokes to mask their own insecurities. The study, carried out by Western Carolina ...

Science shows that sexist, homophobic men are just insecure

Science shows that sexist, homophobic men are just insecure
- Straight men who like homophobic and sexist jokes might be covering for their own insecurities, a new study suggests. Reading the study, I thought ...

X Factor's Craig Colton and boyfriend 'traumatised' after suffering 'homophobic' knife attack at home

X Factor's Craig Colton and boyfriend 'traumatised' after suffering 'homophobic' knife attack at home
- Former X Factor star Crag Colton has revealed that he and his boyfriend were subjected to a terrifying “homophobic” knife attack in their own home.


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