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Friday, 12 August 2016

The biggest winner of the Olympics so far has been casual homophobia

The biggest winner of the Olympics so far has been casual homophobia
 - Anyone who sat down to enjoy some tennis quarter finals the other day knows that. The Beeb’s commentator Paul Hand told viewers how lovely it was to see straight couples kissing and hugging as the camera panned the crowds. Then: “Let’s hope they don’t go onto to two blokes sat, er, next to each other.”


Here are the UK's top 10 institutions for 'overall student satisfaction'

Here are the UK's top 10 institutions for 'overall student satisfaction'
 - The majority of the UK's university students are satisfied with their courses, but are feeling less so with the overall quality of their education, according ...

Our education system needs to do more to take the UK to the next level

Our education system needs to do more to take the UK to the next level
 - After weeks of gloom and doom in the UK, it's time to dust off the political mess engulfing Westminster post-Brexit and acknowledge we've got an ...

Why more domestic abuse campaigns should focus on male victims

Why more domestic abuse campaigns should focus on male victims
 - Talking about male victims of domestic abuse can be difficult in today's ... there are 18 organisations in the U.K that offer refuge/safe houses for men, ...

Muslim women are UK's most disadvantaged group, say MPs

Muslim women are UK's most disadvantaged group, say MPs
 - Muslim women are UK's most disadvantaged group, say MPs ... Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in the UK, according ... and poverty as opposed to only interacting with them via the prism of Prevent".

One in four students suffer from mental health problems

One in four students suffer from mental health problems
 - More than a quarter of students in the UK report having a mental health ... Overall, some 27 per cent of the students said they had a mental health ...

Brexit may hamper child poverty fight says commissioner

Brexit may hamper child poverty fight says commissioner
Britain's exit from the European Union could hamper the fight against child poverty, the children's commissioner for Wales has said. Child poverty has ...

130000 older people have suffered financial abuse from a relative or someone they know

130000 older people have suffered financial abuse from a relative or someone they know
 - According to Age UK, tens of thousands of older people are at risk of financial abuse, with those with dementia or reduced cognitive function the most ...

Jesus opposes gay marriage, just look in this bit of the Bible everyone already ...

Jesus opposes gay marriage, just look in this bit of the Bible everyone already ...
 - An anti-gay group is trying to pass off a quote about Jesus opposing straight divorce as him opposing same-sex marriage. The National Organisation for Marriage made the claim today in a newsletter. They wrote: “The God who created the universe also is the creator of the institution of marriage.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are 'raped more often' says first government study ...

Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are 'raped more often' says first government study ...
 - Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the ..

We were wrong' to publish article nearly outing gay Olympians

We were wrong' to publish article nearly outing gay Olympians
 - US website The Daily Beast has apologised and removed an article that came close to identifying gay Olympic athletes through the use of Grindr.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to issue apology for historic gay convictions

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to issue apology for historic gay convictions
 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to offer a sweeping apology for historic gay convictions. The far-reaching statement will apologise to all ...

How to be a trans ally, as written by a trans person.

How to be a trans ally, as written by a trans person.
 - Due to the sheer breadth of difference within our LGBTI community, it is impossible for any one person, or even group of people, to be wholly ...

Human Rights Watch: Gay rights under attack in Indonesia

Human Rights Watch: Gay rights under attack in Indonesia
 - The US was monitoring reports of "possible measures in Indonesia that would restrict the freedom of expression for LGBTI individuals in principle and ...

Scottish Rugby signs up to LGBT Sports Charter

Scottish Rugby signs up to LGBT Sports Charter
 - The Scottish LGBT Sports Charter was launched by the Equality Network, a Scottish LGBTI equality charity, and includes a set of five principles which ...

LGBTI Labour members reveal why they're supporting or opposing Jeremy Corbyn

LGBTI Labour members reveal why they're supporting or opposing Jeremy Corbyn
 - We asked four LGBTI Labour Party members – two supporting Smith and two supporting Corbyn – to explain some of the reasons behind their ...

Video of gay man plummeting to the ground after ISIS throw him from a roof in Iraq

Video of gay man plummeting to the ground after ISIS throw him from a roof in Iraq
 - A sickening new ISIS video has been released showing jihadis throwing a gay man to his death by pushing him off the top of a tall building.


Nobody Asked for Your Opinion on Gay Sex

Nobody Asked for Your Opinion on Gay Sex
 - The latest example of this comes courtesy of the Daily Beast, whose (straight) reporter was sent to wander round the Olympic Village in Rio, chatting to athletes on Grindr, then having a chuckle when some of the gay (closeted or otherwise) users wanted to meet up with him.


UK's 'Proof of Sexuality' Asylum Directive Remains Problematic

UK's 'Proof of Sexuality' Asylum Directive Remains Problematic
 - In 2014 — and following staunch criticism of how the UK handled LGBT asylum cases — the Home Office under now Prime Minister Theresa May reviewed procedures surrounding asylum claims.

A different attitude to LGBT worshipers

A different attitude to LGBT worshipers
 - It provides a fitting memorial to the tens of thousands of people who have died of AIDS in the UK. The shrine is found within the cathedral's retro-choir.

There is an important message behind this trans model's dress made of 72 flags

There is an important message behind this trans model's dress made of 72 flags
 - It is made up of the flags of the 72 countries which have explicit anti-LGBT laws limiting the expression of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Should Gigi Gorgeous be surprised she was treated badly in Dubai?

Should Gigi Gorgeous be surprised she was treated badly in Dubai?
 - But should she really be remotely surprised that in Dubai, a place not known for its progressive nature towards LGBT individuals she got treated badly.

LGBT community in Indonesia under threat, says Human Rights Watch

LGBT community in Indonesia under threat, says Human Rights Watch
 - Indonesia may not be one of the most tolerant countries when it comes to the LGBT community, but according to a new report by Human Rights Watch ...

US official declines to criticize anti-LGBT religious figures

US official declines to criticize anti-LGBT religious figures
 - Saperstein added that the U.S. has “robustly protected that right,” which includes “the right of people in the LGBTI community to organize religiously ...