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Monday, 15 May 2017

Nicola Sturgeon admits an independent Scotland might not seek immediate membership of the EU

Nicola Sturgeon admits an independent Scotland might not seek immediate membership of the EU
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted for the first time that an independent Scotland might not immediately seek to rejoin the European Union.
Despite calling for a new independence referendum over Brexit, the First Minister confirmed Scotland may need a “phased” approach to becoming a full EU member.
She said that “by necessity”, in the event of a vote to break-up the UK, Scotland might have to pursue membership of the European Free Trade Association (Efta), whose members include Norway and Iceland, before achieving full EU membership.

Sturgeon says 'we need to do better' on education

Sturgeon says 'we need to do better' on education
- During her interview, Ms Sturgeon said that Scottish ministers had "taken advice" on refocusing the country's education policy, the Curriculum for ...

Am I depressed? Don't ignore these signs

Am I depressed? Don't ignore these signs
- Mental Health Awareness Week may seem a bit of a gimmick, but I hope you won’t write it off.
The research is clear that a community-based approach is most effective.
“Mental is one of those areas of health that unfortunately has not been at the forefront and there is still a lot to be done”, Mr Costa said. The system we need would be organized around five core principles. The state of the UK’s mental health.
In response to these findings, the Mental Health Foundation is calling for the introduction of a “100 per cent health” screen – incorporating mental health screening into existing health screening programmes so that mental health conditions are spotted and treated before they become acute.

Scots youngsters forced to wait more than 600 days for mental health treatment

Scots youngsters forced to wait more than 600 days for mental health treatment
- Children and young people have waited up to 666 days to access mental health services after being referred for treatment, according to new figures.

Don't Be Under Any Illusions About Mental Health And Alcohol

Don't Be Under Any Illusions About Mental Health And Alcohol
- In the long-run it can cause further problems because it interferes with neurotransmitters in our brains that are needed for good mental health, but in ...

What actually is sectioning under the Mental Health Act?

What actually is sectioning under the Mental Health Act?
- Everton fans unveiled a banner of support for Aaron Lennon at Goodison Park this weekend after he was detained under the Mental Health Act.

Theresa May is creating an epidemic of poverty. Don't give her a free hand

Theresa May is creating an epidemic of poverty. Don't give her a free hand
- And one astonishing, but little-known fact demonstrates conclusively why: there will soon be more people in poverty in May's Britain – 15.7 million ...

May's Britain to have more poverty than under Thatcher

May's Britain to have more poverty than under Thatcher
Levels of poverty will be higher in the UK under Theresa May than they were under Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown has said.

If you're religious and gay, don't you think you ought to consider giving one of them up?

If you're religious and gay, don't you think you ought to consider giving one of them up?
- Apparently the boss-vicars are considering 'thanksgiving ceremonies' for gay parishioners who've got married. 'Thanksgiving' is a curious choice of ...

Australia losing millions to New Zealand in gay weddings

Australia losing millions to New Zealand in gay weddings
- Failing to legalise same-sex marriage is costing the Australian economy ... where gay couples can marry include the United States, United Kingdom, ...

LGBT activists describe anti-gay violence in Ukraine

LGBT activists describe anti-gay violence in Ukraine
- With thousands of European fans expected to travel to Ukraine for the song contest, some locals are now expressing worry.
Olena Shevchenko, an LGBT and women’s rights activist based in Kiev, told Metro.co.uk: ‘Everyone should be careful.
‘Central Kiev might be more or less safe and there are LGBT clubs, but don’t go out after midnight and don’t stay in those areas outside of the central region.’

UK Gay dads go into international surrogacy business

UK Gay dads go into international surrogacy business
Britain's most famous gay dads are at the centre of a controversy over their surrogate mother business. Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow were the first ...

Post Brexit Britain could be seen as “true bastion of equalities”

Post Brexit Britain could be seen as “true bastion of equalities”
- Speaking to THEGAYUK, the former MP for Bath, Ben Howlett has suggested that as part of the European Union, the UK might be “held back” on LGBT equality and education, particularly on transgender issues, and leaving the union could see Britain being a “true bastion of equalities” in the world.
In the interview, Ben Howlett, who was a Remain campaigner and one of Britain’s openly LGBT candidates for the general election said that European Parliament was lagging with LGBT equality, particular, transgender issues.

Is Queer as Folk about to return for a new series?

Is Queer as Folk about to return for a new series?
- Explaining he’s proud of his involvement with the ground-breaking Channel 4 series, Charlie confirmed that he’d like to see Queer as Folk back on our screens.  He said: “I’d be game for a reunion. It’s a long time ago, I’m an old bastard now – that was 20 years ago.”
Charlie recently was reunited with co-star Aidan Gillen on set for movie blockbuster King Arthur – 17 years following the show’s departure from our screens. Adding of his former Queer as Folk co-star: “I always felt like I owed him a grand debt of gratitude. I really thanked him for the impact he had on me. He thought I was mad but I felt it deeply.”


13 Reasons Why, we need more Saved By The Bell for our mental health

13 Reasons Why, we need more Saved By The Bell for our mental health
- Compared to the male gay characters (one is a sweet good guy, the other has flaws but tries to do right near the end) she has no redeeming features ...

Eurovision 2017: Croatia contestant faces accusations of homophobia

Eurovision 2017: Croatia contestant faces accusations of homophobia
- The singer has faced multiple accusations of homophobia over the years, having been named "Homophobe of the Year" in 2006 by Croatia's leading ...

Russian LGBT activist detained for peaceful protest

Russian LGBT activist detained for peaceful protest
- A Russian LGBT activist has been detained after he peacefully protested near Vladimir Putin's official quarters. Ildar Dadin was reading the ...

The young lesbian leading Germany's far-right. Ex-Goldman Sach's banker heads AfD

The young lesbian leading Germany's far-right. Ex-Goldman Sach's banker heads AfD
- a woman and says that children should not be taught about LGBT issues in schools because it may "overwhelm" their ideas about sexual identity.

Prince William, Tom Daley and Caitlyn Jenner among British LGBT...

Prince William, Tom Daley and Caitlyn Jenner among British LGBT...
- The annual British LGBT Awards have taken place in London this evening. High-profile winners include Prince William, Caitlyn Jenner and Olympic ...

Ecuador Makes History With Its First Transgender Lawmaker

Ecuador Makes History With Its First Transgender Lawmaker
- Ecuador's first transgender lawmaker is set to take office on Sunday, marking an important milestone for the advancement of LGBTI rights in the South ...

Will Luis Larrain be successful as Chile's first openly-gay Congress member?

Will Luis Larrain be successful as Chile's first openly-gay Congress member?
- You might have seen an article we ran three weeks ago on a group of Chileans turning up in pink triangles outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Chilean capital to protest against the gay concentration camps in Russia’s Chechnya. If you remember that story, then perhaps you may also have some recollection of a mention of Luis Larrain in the article, who organized the protest. But besides recognizing Larrain as the organizer of Chile’s first protest against the ongoing atrocity in Chechnya, what else is there to know about him?


Cuba Celebrates LGBTI Inclusion at 10th Annual March Versus Transphobia, Homophobia

Cuba Celebrates LGBTI Inclusion at 10th Annual March Versus Transphobia, Homophobia
- Cuba on Saturday celebrated ten years of LGBTI activism, social inclusion and acceptance in the country. In the streets of Havana, thousands joined ...

'Ally Of The Year' Prince William Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Bullying

'Ally Of The Year' Prince William Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Bullying
- Prince William has spoken out against anti-gay bullying as he accepted an award for his support of the LGBTI community. The Duke of Cambridge was ...

Pictures of Police Using Force on LGBTI Refugees in Kenya outside UNHCR gates

Pictures of Police Using Force on LGBTI Refugees in Kenya outside UNHCR gates
- However when you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) – and reside on a continent where 34 countries criminalize you, ...

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