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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump in Facebook post

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump in Facebook post
- Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton came to the defense of Barron Trump on Sunday after he was subjected to taunts from internet bullies, though ...

The UK's “last anti-gay law” looks like it's going to be scrapped

The UK's “last anti-gay law” looks like it's going to be scrapped
- The UK's last anti-gay law is looking like it'll get scrapped. ... an act of “homosexuality” and it was introduced in 1994 by the Conservative government ...

Why Gay Rights Not Human Rights in Liberia? “Tacit Tolerance” Undermined

Why Gay Rights Not Human Rights in Liberia? “Tacit Tolerance” Undermined
- It also describes the public attitude of Liberians toward gay people in reaction to US and UK pro-LGBT foreign policy declarations in 2011 and the ...

Brexit, so what?" German firms expect little fallout, says poll

Brexit, so what?" German firms expect little fallout, says poll
The Brexit negotiations are expected to start after Britain triggers the formal talks by the end of March, ushering in a two-year divorce period.

Nicola Sturgeon assures MSPs they will be given chance to vote on triggering Article 50

Nicola Sturgeon assures MSPs they will be given chance to vote on triggering Article 50
- Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that MSPs will be given the opportunity to vote on the triggering of Article 50, which will begin the formal Brexit process.

With Brexit looming, Ireland's once-disputed border is again contentious

With Brexit looming, Ireland's once-disputed border is again contentious
- The border that separates Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland was a flashpoint during the decades of violence that claimed over 3,600 lives.

Brexit is opportunity to pull Europe closer together: EU official

Brexit is opportunity to pull Europe closer together: EU official
- The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain, but also to fix that now ...

Brexit ruling: U.K. can't leave European Union without Parliament's approval

Brexit ruling: U.K. can't leave European Union without Parliament's approval
- That opens up the Brexit process to scrutiny from lawmakers, the majority of whom had wanted to stay in the EU. However, the main opposition Labour ...

Why sex and relationships education needs to become compulsory in all schools

Why sex and relationships education needs to become compulsory in all schools
- Parliament has just voted against legislation that would make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in all schools in the UK. This is ...

Russia to decriminalise domestic violence

Russia to decriminalise domestic violence
- Russian politicians are set to pass new legislation that decriminalises all acts of domestic violence, with the exception of rape and serious bodily harm.

Schools 'Will Lose Children's Mental Health Support', Say Headteachers

Schools 'Will Lose Children's Mental Health Support', Say Headteachers
- Slashed budgets will hit the most emotionally vulnerable pupils and those with ... “We're meant to be looking after the mental health of young people, but ... the past few years, and the National Union of Teachers told HuffPost UK the ...

Music project helping stop mental health stigma

Music project helping stop mental health stigma
- Ensemble sees professional musicians paired with people who have struggled with their mental health to write songs based on their experiences.

Stopping smoking may ease symptoms of depression​

Stopping smoking may ease symptoms of depression​
- A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has found that stopping ... Smoking rates among people with mental health conditions are more than ...

Mental health staff numbers tripled to help people in crisis

Mental health staff numbers tripled to help people in crisis
- The number of mental health staff on duty through the night has tripled after a new 24-7 rapid response service was launched to help people in crisis.

Older people hiding depression for fear of being a burden

Older people hiding depression for fear of being a burden
Older people are hiding mental illness because they are fearful of becoming a burden to their family and loved ones. Increasing numbers of old people ...

Campaign to help protect older people from financial abuse

Campaign to help protect older people from financial abuse
- Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has joined Action on Elder Abuse in urging older people and their ...

LGBTI community disappointed by pastors comments

LGBTI community disappointed by pastors comments
- The gay and lesbian community have expressed shock and disappointment at the "anti-homosexual" views of a guest pastor's sermon at the Grace ...



LGBTI activists face uphill battle in getting churches to see the light

LGBTI activists face uphill battle in getting churches to see the light
- Most South Africans are religious but the faiths of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people have failed them, stigmatising and ...

It's time for the mainstream press to treat all trans people with dignity

It's time for the mainstream press to treat all trans people with dignity
- It is 2017 and we report on trans people, like the rest of the LGBTI community, with sensitivity and respect. We don't conduct ourselves like ...

Scarred in Uganda, LGBT refugee is about to reach safety in US

Scarred in Uganda, LGBT refugee is about to reach safety in US
- In partnership with the United Nations, the international refugee support group HIAS provides some financial assistance to LGBTI refugees in Kenya, ...

Indonesian police ban LGBTI event after complaints

Indonesian police ban LGBTI event after complaints
- Human rights groups accused Indonesian police of working with anti-LGBTI protestors when it shut down a popular transgender event. On Thursday ...

Trump era triggers fear among Nepal's LGBTI

Trump era triggers fear among Nepal's LGBTI
- But, yes, same sex marriage is yet to be legalized,” he added claiming that much has to be done to institutionalize rights of the LGBTI community ...

Religion the biggest driving force behind homophobia on the continent' - LGBTI organisations ...

Religion the biggest driving force behind homophobia on the continent' - LGBTI organisations ...
LGBTI organisations are not surprised by the Grace Bible Church hate speech incident‚ saying that other churches around the country are guilty of the ...

LGBTI community: Let's talk about religion

LGBTI community: Let's talk about religion
- A prominent member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, better known as the LGBTI community, says it is high time that ...

Melania Trump faces controversy over her official White House website biography

Melania Trump faces controversy over her official White House website biography
- At the same time that the White House website was seemingly altered to remove all mention of climate change, global warming and LGBT rights, ...

Beauty And The Beast: Why is Disney afraid of creating a gay princess?

Beauty And The Beast: Why is Disney afraid of creating a gay princess?
- The hype is beginning to bloom for Disney's live action Beauty And The Beast but I can't get excited. The film might be new, but the story's starting to ...

Indian media embroiled in row over 'gay' Bollywood star

Indian media embroiled in row over 'gay' Bollywood star
- A huge row has broken out in India over whether a Bollywood superstar should say he's gay. Director and talk show host Karan Johar has caused the ...

This bishop claims there are no gay animals in nature – meet all the creatures that disagree

This bishop claims there are no gay animals in nature – meet all the creatures that disagree
- Bishop Dag Heward-Mills of Grace Bible Church in Soweto made the outspoken comments in a sermon this week, prompting ridicule from local LGBT ...

Bakery donates profits from Trump's inauguration cake to fight for LGBT equality

Bakery donates profits from Trump's inauguration cake to fight for LGBT equality
- President Trump has accidentally helped fund an LGBT rights group that has threatened to battle his administration's agenda. The incoming President ...

Ian McKellen: 'Be vigilant against Donald Trump'

Ian McKellen: 'Be vigilant against Donald Trump'
- Explaining that the word "trump" means "to break wind" in the U.K., ... And noting the official White House website removed its LGBT (lesbian, gay, ...

These are the states set for battles on anti-LGBT laws

These are the states set for battles on anti-LGBT laws
- The Human Rights Campaign has released a map of states where anti-LGBT legislation is expected to surface in 2017. HRC today released a new ...

LGBT Charity Over the Rainbow expected to close

LGBT Charity Over the Rainbow expected to close
- The charity, Over the Rainbow, which was launched 15 years ago, provides support and advice to those within the local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual ...