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Thursday, 16 June 2016

What's it like to be queer and Muslim? Let this photographer show you

What's it like to be queer and Muslim? Let this photographer show you
- Her photography project, Just Me and Allah, documents the lives of LGBT ... I thought I was a bad person and would go to hell for being gay and that ... yet my sister and I were sent to a prestigious English school with the hopes that ...


Hackers hijack pro-Isis accounts to share gay porn following Orlando attack

Hackers hijack pro-Isis accounts to share gay porn following Orlando attack
 - In solidarity with the LGBT community after Mateen targeted the gay club in Florida, hackers are replacing pro-Isis propaganda with gay pride slogans ...

Muslim view of LGBT people in spotlight after Orlando attack

Muslim view of LGBT people in spotlight after Orlando attack
 - Along with denouncing the attack by gunman Omar Mateen as a violation of Islam, and offering prayers for the victims at the gay nightclub Pulse, ...

Brexit – Should we stay or should we go?

Brexit – Should we stay or should we go?
 - His main rallying-cry is that the UK has a great record on LGBT rights and that it doesn't need the EU to maintain that. In fact, as one of the most ...

Toddler speech 'key issue' for education

Toddler speech 'key issue' for education
 - Toddlers struggling with their first words is the biggest single issue affecting child development in Scotland, according to a charity. Save the Children ...


Princess Beatrice urges young to speak up for themselves

Princess Beatrice urges young to speak up for themselves
 - She said projects such as that at School 21 were about developing a type of education that was "not just about learning for a test, it is learning for your ...

Reinventing, education and auction

Reinventing, education and auction
 - An artist known for his respect of the native tradition of landscape painting, but who re-invents it by means of his innovatory techniques and personal ...

Most working in British higher education oppose Brexit

Most working in British higher education oppose Brexit
 - Nearly 90 percent of those working in British higher education will vote to remain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum, while 40 percent ...

UK health expert says parents should be given lessons on raising children

UK health expert says parents should be given lessons on raising children
 - Professor John Ashton, the outgoing president of the UK Faculty of Public ... One in 10 children has a mental health problem, and a poor relationship ...

What Mental Illness Looks Like

What Mental Illness Looks Like
 - My concern is that the current media representation of these (mental health) issues is in danger of doing the subject more harm than good by having a ...

Sutton 'on verge of loneliness epidemic'

Sutton 'on verge of loneliness epidemic'
 - Some 1,209 isolated elderly people were referred to Age UK for help in the the borough in the past year. The charity said a million people across the ...

Mental health services missed chances to save suicidal teenager, coroner rules

Mental health services missed chances to save suicidal teenager, coroner rules
 - Mental health services missed chances to save suicidal teenager, coroner rules ... after being removed from a social services child protection plan, a coroner has ruled. ... In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123.

Parents need lessons for children's mental health'

Parents need lessons for children's mental health'
 - Parents should have lessons provided by the government on how to raise their children, Britain's leading public health expert has said. Professor John ...

Billions of pounds in child maintenance 'left unpaid'

Billions of pounds in child maintenance 'left unpaid'
 - With analysis showing that one-in-five families are lifted out of poverty by child maintenance payments, this is vital money that parents, and their ...

Traffickers demanding UK 'entry fees' from child refugees, says Unicef

Traffickers demanding UK 'entry fees' from child refugees, says Unicef
 - It reveals the desperation of the daily lives of children fleeing war and poverty, some details of which were highlighted by the Guardian on Monday.

Abused and publicly flogged: the UK child migrants sent for a better life in Australia

Abused and publicly flogged: the UK child migrants sent for a better life in Australia
 - For many children, emotional, physical, psychological and sexual abuse was a frequent occurrence inside Fairbridge and other educational ...

Orlando shooting is just the latest chapter in the global fight for LGBT rights

Orlando shooting is just the latest chapter in the global fight for LGBT rights
 - Paula Gerber is president of Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working to protect the rights of LGBTI people in the 

Brisbane footpath to be painted in rainbow colours to honour gay community

Brisbane footpath to be painted in rainbow colours to honour gay community
 - Everyone certainly wants to support the LGBTI community, absolutely wants to, but we also need to bear in mind the safety outcomes," Cr Cooper said ...


Bob Katter's Half-Brother Carl Is Everything Bob Katter Is Not

Bob Katter's Half-Brother Carl Is Everything Bob Katter Is Not
 - Speaking to Kochie on Sunrise, Bob Katter denied his latest ad 'killing' politicians with a shotgun was insensitive to the LGBTI community (and just ...

Now is not the time for more hatred

Now is not the time for more hatred
 - Last night I was infuriated by statements from commentators on several media outlets essentially blaming LGBTI communities for what happened in ...

Trump, Hanson and Gaynor are wrong: you can't fight Orlando with yet more intolerance

Trump, Hanson and Gaynor are wrong: you can't fight Orlando with yet more intolerance
 - Make no mistake: this was a direct assault on the LGBTI community. No attempts by the far-right, either in Australia or the United States, can shroud the ...

I am not my sexuality, say youth

I am not my sexuality, say youth
 - In South Africa, we are not yet there. A lot of teaching about LGBTI community is still needed," he says, explaining his involvement in the exhibition.

Gay Greens candidate Jason Bell responds to homophobic graffiti scrawled across his campaign ...

Gay Greens candidate Jason Bell responds to homophobic graffiti scrawled across his campaign ...
- I post this picture not to give the haters oxygen but to send a message to young LGBTI people that I have their back. To let them know I won't be ...

LGBTI community gathers in CT to share their challenges

LGBTI community gathers in CT to share their challenges
 - Members of the LGBTI community have gathered in Cape Town today to share their stories around the challenges facing lesbian, gay, ...

Humanism is the ultimate, long-standing and unfaltering ally of LGBTI people everywhere.

Humanism is the ultimate, long-standing and unfaltering ally of LGBTI people everywhere.
 - Humanists around the world have reacted with sadness and renewed determination in the face of the Orlando LGBTI nightclub massacre. 49 people ...

The Orlando Carnage Was Fuelled By Hate, Not Terror

The Orlando Carnage Was Fuelled By Hate, Not Terror
 - To the LGBTI community that is celebrating Pride this month in America, this attack brings a deep sense of sadness. I am attending Pride after a long ...

Je suis Orlando, then je suis KwaThema

Je suis Orlando, then je suis KwaThema
 - There is this misguided idea that the only people hurt in the attack were LGBTI (largely gay men) when in fact, mothers, sisters, friends of those LGBTI ...

Prince William appears on cover of gay magazine

Prince William appears on cover of gay magazine
 - The heir to the British throne is expected to speak out against the bullying of LGBTI youth, a cause close to his heart, according to The Telegraph.


Israel stands with Orlando

Israel stands with Orlando
 - With shtreimels and pride flags, they absorbed the tragedy together, members of Jerusalem's LGBTI community and members of its Charedi ...

Melbourne vigil for victims at Federation Square

Melbourne vigil for victims at Federation Square
 - As the Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, I commit to continue working to create and protect safe spaces for LGBTI Victorians. Hatred of any kind ...


LGBTI group to hold vigil in St Julians in the wake of Orlando gay club shooting

LGBTI group to hold vigil in St Julians in the wake of Orlando gay club shooting
 - Drachma (Drachma LGBTI and Drachma Parents' Group) said today that it will be hosting a vigil to honour the lives of those who were brutally killed in ...

Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando
 - Scottish political leaders have argued that the parliament must advance LGBTI equality, in the wake of shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.