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Monday, 12 June 2017

A New Era Of Uncertainty: All You Need To Know About UK's Snap Elections

A New Era Of Uncertainty: All You Need To Know About UK's Snap Elections
- Another row brewed over a proposal made by the Conservative Party, where they talked about making the elderly people pay for social care in their ...

Age UK, the University of Worcester and the University of the Third Age join forces for the Active ...

Age UK, the University of Worcester and the University of the Third Age join forces for the Active ...
- Age UK, the University of Worcester and the University of the Third Age join ... bowls, painting and archery were on offer at a festival for older people.

Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say

Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say
Having called Thursday's election to seek an increased mandate for her Brexit strategy, Theresa May ended up losing seats and her Commons ...

I am astonished: the British voters might just have saved us from a crazy hard Brexit

I am astonished: the British voters might just have saved us from a crazy hard Brexit
- They have somehow managed to steer between the Scylla of Corbyn's suicidal economic illiteracy and the Charybdis of Mrs May's hard Brexit.”.

Ex-British chancellor: No 'hard Brexit'

Ex-British chancellor: No 'hard Brexit'
- After Thursday's eye-opening elections in Britain, there are no longer the votes for a "hard Brexit" in Britain's Parliament, former Chancellor George ...

Theresa May faces tough questions on Brexit at crunch meeting

Theresa May faces tough questions on Brexit at crunch meeting
- Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas, including Brexit. In a sign of the ...

May's Ministers Plot Softer Brexit to Keep UK in Single Market

May's Ministers Plot Softer Brexit to Keep UK in Single Market
- Some of Theresa May's most senior ministers are plotting to soften her plans for a hard Brexit, even suggesting the U.K. could stay in Europe's single ...

Theresa May assures gay Scottish Tory leader deal with homophobic party won't jeopardize LGBTI ...

Theresa May assures gay Scottish Tory leader deal with homophobic party won't jeopardize LGBTI ...
- Theresa May assured Scottish Tory leader, Ruth Davidson, LGBTI rights are safe under coalition government with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has urged Theresa May to press DUP on LGBT rights

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has urged Theresa May to press DUP on LGBT rights
- “I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescinding of LGBTI rights in the rest of the UK, ...

Philadelphia just added two new colors to their Pride flag

Philadelphia just added two new colors to their Pride flag
- The city's new campaign, More Color, More Pride, looks to be more inclusive of LGBTI individuals of color who are often left out of mainstream LGBTI ...

Quickcare will make healthcare that much easier for LGBTI people in Nigeria

Quickcare will make healthcare that much easier for LGBTI people in Nigeria
- Accessing quick affordable healthcare, especially for LGBTI related issues is easily the biggest problem sexual minorities in Nigeria face after ...

Abercrombie & Fitch post tweet implying Pride is for straight people too, Twitter reacts angrily

Abercrombie & Fitch post tweet implying Pride is for straight people too, Twitter reacts angrily
- Fashion brand, Abercrombie and Fitch, posted a tweet claiming Pride is for everyone and not just LGBTI people. But Twitter was not having any of it.

Peter 'Bon' Bonsall-Boone given posthumous Order of Australia

Peter 'Bon' Bonsall-Boone given posthumous Order of Australia
- Peter 'Bon' Bonsall-Boone, the LGBTI rights activist who died last month without fulfilling his wish to marry his partner of over 50 years, has been ...

With asexuality often being dismissed, these asexuals want you to know they exist

With asexuality often being dismissed, these asexuals want you to know they exist
- Many asexual people featured in the movie discuss the conflicts they have with the LGBTI movement at large. And in one scene, where a group of ...
In 48 states, being scared of LGBTI people is still an acceptable murder defense
- Back in 2013, The American Bar Association (ABA) released a resolution, calling for all states to ban ‘gay panic’ or ‘trans panic’ defenses in cases of murder and assault.
‘The American Bar Association urges federal, tribal, state, local and territorial governments to take legislative action to curtail the availability and effectiveness of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses, which seek to partially or completely excuse crimes such as murder and assault on the grounds that the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s violent reaction,’ their statement read.
They argue that these ‘panic defenses’ have no basis in medicine or psychology. In fact, ‘homosexual panic disorder,’ introduced in 1920 by psychiatrist Edward J. Kempf, is no longer recognizes as a legitimate affliction by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
However, only two states – California and Illinois – have successfully passed bills banning this type of defense. That means, in 48 states, claiming one was ‘freaked out’ by someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation is still a valid excuse for violent crimes against LGBTI people.
‘Gay and trans panic defenses are used with much more frequency than most people think,’ said D’Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director of the National LGBT Bar Association.


The most diverse Parliament yet

The most diverse Parliament yet
- Stonewall, an LGBT rights charity, says the rise in the number of LGBT ... areas which showed the UK was "comfortable with its multicultural society.".

People are sending this letter to their MPs to resist the DUP alliance

People are sending this letter to their MPs to resist the DUP alliance
- People are so angry by the Conservatives forming an alliance with the DUP they are writing en masse to their MPs. A template has been created and ...

Tory minister nailed on live TV over top DUP MP who said he was 'repulsed by gays'

Tory minister nailed on live TV over top DUP MP who said he was 'repulsed by gays'
- Top Tory minister Michael Fallon was skewered on live TV, over a top DUP MP who said he was "repulsed by gays". It's feared the floundering PM could be held to ransom over the DUP 's hard-line socially conservative stance on LGBT rights and abortion.Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Fallon was confronted with quotes from DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr, who said he found gay people "pretty repulsive". But Fallon insisted neither he nor the Tory party shared his views.

Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights
- In the nation's capital, and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights are gathering for marches and rallies ...

Let's Take A Closer Look at the DUP's Climate Science Denial

Let's Take A Closer Look at the DUP's Climate Science Denial
- Theresa May’s general election gamble has seen a little-thought-of and highly controversial party thrust into the spotlight: Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Having failed to gain enough seats to form a majority the Conservative Party has turned to the DUP, which won 10 seats, to create an alliance and give the Tories the ability to govern as a minority.
While the two parties are said to still be “in discussions” over a possible agreement,  the decision to try and strike a deal has seen hundreds of protesters descend on Westminster due to the DUP’s stance on abortion, gay rights and climate change. Already more than 500,000 people have signed a petition condemning the Tory-DUP alliance.
The DUP until now hasn’t garnered much attention in the British press but the party has a long history of science denial.

Thousands march in US for LGBT rights under Trump

Thousands march in US for LGBT rights under Trump
- Many of the those attending said they felt their community was under threat from the new government.
The organisers said dozens of cities across the US would also hold rallies.
The march comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the shooting in a gay Florida nightclub, Pulse, which killed 49 people.
It began in the downtown area of Washington, DC, and then passed in front of the White House and continued on to the National Mall.


Thousands rally for LGBT rights in Washington, DC

Thousands rally for LGBT rights in Washington, DC
- We have to be here, we have to stick together,'' says demonstrator Dakota Fabro during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C..

An ex-soldier who was once homeless has been named Mr Gay Wales

An ex-soldier who was once homeless has been named Mr Gay Wales
- An Army veteran who served on the front line in Afghanistan and was also once homeless has been named Mr Gay Wales 2017. Former infantryman ...

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