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Thursday, 7 December 2017

May Is Preparing Another Brexit Proposal for Ireland

May Is Preparing Another Brexit Proposal for Ireland
- And she urgently needs to find a proposal that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party can accept on what the Irish border will look like after Brexit. May needs to get a breakthrough at the summit that allows talks to move on to the trade deal businesses are desperate to see. If not, the chances of a ...

Ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of Brexit border deal

Ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of Brexit border deal
- The government says it is "optimistic" about an Irish border agreement as pressure mounts to find a Brexit deal. Cabinet minister Chris Grayling said there would always be "to-ing and fro-ing" when a deadline was approaching. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has so far refused to agree to ...

Brexit was the tipping point': EU nationals on why they left the UK

Brexit was the tipping point': EU nationals on why they left the UK
- However during the time I was moving, the junior doctors' strike, Brexit, increasing anti-European sentiment and chronic, dangerous underfunding of the NHS derailed my plans. The final nail in the coffin was the comments of the health secretary, which implied European doctors would no longer be ...

Theresa May's Brexit strategy risks fracturing the United Kingdom

Theresa May's Brexit strategy risks fracturing the United Kingdom
- One of the most troubling complications of Brexit is how to make it happen while holding the UK together. Whereas England and Wales voted to leave the EU, Scotland and Northern Ireland were adamant supporters of remaining in the bloc. Bringing these nations on board with the exit process was ...

5 striking examples of politicians around the world starting to sound a lot more like Trump

5 striking examples of politicians around the world starting to sound a lot more like Trump
- Amid the negotiations between the UK and the European Union to trigger what's known as Brexit, the status of Northern Ireland has come up as a key issue. As part of the EU, people in Northern Ireland could travel freely in and out of the Republic of Ireland that lies to its south, but Brexit might spell the ..

Michel Barnier's ultimatum made the pound unsteady against the US dollar

Michel Barnier's ultimatum made the pound unsteady against the US dollar
- The GBP/USD exchange rate has slipped -0.1 per cent to $1.338 so far today, with further losses prevented by the international backlash against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The pressure on the UK government to resolve the current deadlocks has ...

Saudi Arabia condemns Trump on Jerusalem, and Brexit latest

Saudi Arabia condemns Trump on Jerusalem, and Brexit latest
Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital city has provoked an angry reaction from Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the country, an ally of the US, described the move as "unjustified and irresponsible". Meanwhile, eight of the 15 members of the United Nations Security ...

May 'will fall without Brexit deal' and anger over Trump

May 'will fall without Brexit deal' and anger over Trump
- The Guardian Image caption The Guardian reports on Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his plans to move the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The paper also looks at the growing pressure Theresa May is facing to strike a deal over Brexit. The Daily Telegraph ..

New Mental Health Service For People in the Music Industry

New Mental Health Service For People in the Music Industry
Mental health is more of a problem in the music industry than people realize. “Help Musicians UK” is a UK-based charity that helps the mental health of musicians through their career. The charity released a report stating that out of 2,211 people in the music industry, 71% suffered from panic attacks and ...

5 cheaper alternatives to seeing a therapist

5 cheaper alternatives to seeing a therapist
- We can all use a little mental health tune-up once in a while. But what if your financial circumstances prevent you from sitting down with a mental health professional or you want an alternative to traditional talk therapy? The good news is, you do have some great options. Here are five alternative ways to ...

Can religion actually help you recover from mental illness?

Can religion actually help you recover from mental illness?
- former World Psychiatric Association President, told Metro.co.uk: 'In many cultures, religion is the core part of an individual's identity, and the support it provides through religious assemblies can often be extremely helpful. 'In traditional cultures and settings, mental health conditions such as depression ...

Nigel Farage picked the wrong 'gobby woman' to fight with — now I'm more fired up than ever

Nigel Farage picked the wrong 'gobby woman' to fight with — now I'm more fired up than ever
Mental health is a serious problem across the industry. Issues include addiction, job insecurity, touring, harassment, debt and even homelessness. Young people are particularly vulnerable. The charity Help Musicians UK has just launched the sector's first comprehensive mental health service with a free ...

Why I really hope my parents don't read my mental health blog

Why I really hope my parents don't read my mental health blog
- I write within the mental health blogging community and have received nothing but support and positivity from my readers, and I'm so grateful for that. So grateful in fact, that I don't necessary want my parents to start joining the conversation, and I don't want to feel obliged to hold back just on the off ...

The Crisis In Children's Mental Health Cannot Be Resolved With Warm Words

The Crisis In Children's Mental Health Cannot Be Resolved With Warm Words
- Demand for mental health support has reached unprecedented levels, and yet three in four children with a diagnosable mental health condition still do not receive the support they need. For years, teachers and families have been left floundering, unclear as to how best to spot and tackle mental health ...

Young adults suffer the most from mental health problems

Young adults suffer the most from mental health problems
- Young people aged 16-24 years are more affected than other age groups by mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, yet are least likely to seek support, a new Aviva report into adult wellbeing in the UK shows. Despite the success of widespread initiatives to break the taboo of mental ...

Smartphones can help homeless and addicted patients complete TB treatment

Smartphones can help homeless and addicted patients complete TB treatment
- In England observed treatment is reserved for higher risk patients less likely to keep on top of the medication schedule, such as those living on the streets, or people who have mental health or addiction issues. This equates to around 1,500 of the 5,600 TB cases reported in the UK each year, although ...

“I'm a heterosexual!” – Republican lawmaker lashes out when male colleague touches him

“I'm a heterosexual!” – Republican lawmaker lashes out when male colleague touches him
- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has previously called upon Metcalfe to resign over his repeated racism. “In addition to being racist, Metcalfe is homophobic. He has silenced gay lawmakers, held up non-discrimination laws and, just today, went on a random homophobic tirade directed at one of his ...

Bob Katter has spoken out against gay marriage ahead of a likely vote in favour of change

Bob Katter has spoken out against gay marriage ahead of a likely vote in favour of change
- The Katter's Australian Party leader also cited the case of gay Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, whose AIDS virus was kept a secret until after he was murdered in 1997. Mr Katter, whose vast outback electorate was one of just 17 in Australia to vote against same-sex marriage in the $122 million ...

Role of parents is at risk under marriage law

Role of parents is at risk under marriage law
- In the UK, it has only taken four years since the passing of laws enabling same-sex marriage in 2013 for new LGBT friendly education policies to being championed by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a speech on October 18, she declared: “We need to keep up our action, so we are pressing ahead with ...

Russia Is NOT Happy About The Warwick Rowers' 2018 Nude Calendar

Russia Is NOT Happy About The Warwick Rowers' 2018 Nude Calendar
- Russia has banned the Warwick Rowers' annual nude calendar and the group suspects its because it violates the country's homophobic “gay propaganda” law. The rowing team at Warwick University in the UK began shooting the nude calendars in 2009 to raise money for their team. As the calendar ...

Parent forum gives backing to school lessons to tackle LGBT bullying

Parent forum gives backing to school lessons to tackle LGBT bullying
- School lessons aimed at tackling LGBT bullying have been backed by a national parent group. The National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS) has given its support to Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), which is lobbying for new legislation to ensure schools proactively tackle discrimination. Last year, the ...

Gay people have existed for 'maybe 60 years,' says Australian MP in shocking rant

Gay people have existed for 'maybe 60 years,' says Australian MP in shocking rant
- An Australian MP has lashed out at gay people in a ridiculous rant, saying that “homosexual behaviour” from is responsible for suicides in the country. Bob Katter, one of just four representatives who voted against Australia's successful same-sex marriage bill just hours ago, also blamed LGBT people ...

Me and my Aussie partner can now tie the knot in his home country thanks to marriage equality

Me and my Aussie partner can now tie the knot in his home country thanks to marriage equality
- We also chose to share the moment with one or two extra people across the world, and livestreamed the whole thing via Gay Star News. The theme we'd given the evening was 'Queer AF' (or 'Queer as F***'), encouraging guests to wear whatever they wanted, to bend binaries, dress in something they'd ...

'Disgusting' to suggest coming out conservative is more difficult than gay

'Disgusting' to suggest coming out conservative is more difficult than gay
- The gay Vice President of the UK's National of Union Students has a called the suggestion that it is more difficult to come out as a conservative than gay – 'an insult to the LGBTI community.' Moreover, he says the former Conservative MP's comments in this mornings Radio 4 debate 'disgusting and ...

Senator who pushed for anti-LGBT policies caught in a motel with a 17-year-old boy

Senator who pushed for anti-LGBT policies caught in a motel with a 17-year-old boy
- Senator who pushed for anti-LGBT policies caught in a motel with a 17-year-old boy. Ralph Shortey admitted felony child sex ... This is the moment a former Trump-supporting senator who has voted against LGBT rights was arrested in a hotel room with an underage boy. Ralph Shortey, 35, had paid the ...

Million pound home approved to create safe haven for LGBT people

Million pound home approved to create safe haven for LGBT people
- “It has become clear that some LGBT people in Salford were facing incredibly tough choices on where to live, or even homelessness because their circumstances had left them with nowhere to turn for alternative housing. “This scheme will go some way to addressing that challenge and will allow people ...

This is why drag queens are reading stories to children across the country

This is why drag queens are reading stories to children across the country
- Canham and the Drag Queen Storytime project has a clear end goal: in creating a more welcoming environment to discuss gender, the project hopes to decrease anti-LGBT bullying by introducing children to 'difference.' “People can argue that we make up a very small percentage of society so why ...

1 in 7 adoptive couples now same-sex

1 in 7 adoptive couples now same-sex
- female couples in civil partnerships, 70 were placed with couples in same-sex marriages, and 190 were placed with same-sex couples who were not in a formal relationship. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that just 1.7 per cent of the UK population are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Japan's national broadcaster orders TV show about gay couple

Japan's national broadcaster orders TV show about gay couple
- NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, picked up the three-episode series based on manga series My Brother's Husband, created by gay author Gengoroh Tagame.  ... Yaichi and his young daughter Kana's lives are disrupted when they meet Ryoji's gay Canadian husband, Mike Flanagan.

Vladimir Putin to run again for president

Vladimir Putin to run again for president
- He has denied the country has a “problem” with gay people, claiming: “Russia recognises and does not infringe on the rights of non-traditional sexual orientation.” Putin also claimed that the country's record of homophobia is not reality – and is a “label attached by other countries.” He continued: “It is a ...

Trump 'embarrassed by Mike Pence bringing pets to Washington DC and thinks Pence family are ...

Trump 'embarrassed by Mike Pence bringing pets to Washington DC and thinks Pence family are ...
- Trump has reportedly mocked Mr Pence, an Evangelical Christian who was an early supporter of the Tea Party movement, throughout his presidency for his far right views on abortion and LGBT rights. Mr Trump once said that Mr Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported ...

White House 'excludes LGBT and black reporters from media Christmas party'

White House 'excludes LGBT and black reporters from media Christmas party'
- The White House has reportedly not invited black and LGBT reporters to its media Christmas party. It is said to be the first time in 20 years that black people have been left out and the first time since George Bush was in power that LGBT people have not been invited. American Urban Radio Networks' ...

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