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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Christian UK Magistrate Fired for Opposing Gay Adoption Sues Former Employer

Christian UK Magistrate Fired for Opposing Gay Adoption Sues Former Employer
- A Christian magistrate in the United Kingdom who was fired from the magistracy and let go from his role as a health director for stating that he believes ...

Coming Clean at the King's Head Theatre

Coming Clean at the King's Head Theatre
- Set in 1982, Elyot's heartbreaking and hilarious piece marks 15 years since homosexual acts in the UK were decriminalised, and the all-male cast ...

10 thing straight people say to gay people that would be funny if they weren't so tragic

10 thing straight people say to gay people that would be funny if they weren't so tragic
- It's curious, we're told that it's very acceptable to be gay in Britain today but there's an undercurrent of unease that still persists.

Astonishing photographs capture century-old scenes of male intimacy from a time when suspicions ...

Astonishing photographs capture century-old scenes of male intimacy from a time when suspicions ...
- At a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence and harsh sentences were .... The term 'homosexuality' was coined in 1869 and sixteen years later, ... Act made 'gross indecency' between men a crime in the United Kingdom.

Up to 20 new agencies to be launched outside London to takeover tasks previously done in ...

Up to 20 new agencies to be launched outside London to takeover tasks previously done in ...
- The Government has promised to establish up to 20 public agencies in cities outside London to take on new work running the country after Brexit.

UK must rescue itself from abrupt Brexit 'disaster', Hague says

UK must rescue itself from abrupt Brexit 'disaster', Hague says
- Britain is heading towards a Brexit disaster that could amount to the biggest muddle in its history unless finance minister Philip ...

World leaders asked how UK would 'get round' Brexit, says Hague

World leaders asked how UK would 'get round' Brexit, says Hague
- Business leaders and politicians asked former Foreign Secretary William Hague how the UK would "get round" the EU referendum result, he has ...

Britain Could Lose 40000 Investment Bankers After Brexit, Report Says

Britain Could Lose 40000 Investment Bankers After Brexit, Report Says
- Britain's finance industry could lose up to 40,000 investment banking jobs in the next few years unless it strikes a softer deal on its departure from the ...

Sir Ian Botham's solution to food poverty? Shooting thousands of birds

Sir Ian Botham's solution to food poverty? Shooting thousands of birds
- Rich English hunting folk have come up with a brilliant idea to continue reaping their pleasure of hunting, while feeding the poor at the same time.

Stop blaming poor countries' poverty on corruption—sometimes it's just bad luck

Stop blaming poor countries' poverty on corruption—sometimes it's just bad luck
- More than half of respondents in the UK suggested in a recent poll that that the single most important reason poor countries are poor is because of ...

The bold new fight to eradicate suicide

The bold new fight to eradicate suicide
- In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death among women under 35 ... He wants it to identify good practices across the 55 mental health trusts in ...

Mental health patients die 20 years younger

Mental health patients die 20 years younger
- Analysis by NHS England today reveals that patients who have had contact with mental health services are also two to four times more likely to die ...

5 plants you need in a therapeutic garden

5 plants you need in a therapeutic garden
- Ever thought how much a garden might be able to help a loved one suffering from mental health problems, whether it's an elderly relative showing ...

Is The Government Taking Mental Health Seriously Enough?

Is The Government Taking Mental Health Seriously Enough?
- The provision of mental health services in Britain are desperately failing the millions of people who are affected by mental health problems.

Large scale UK student mental health study launches

Large scale UK student mental health study launches
- Twelve university student unions, representing more than 185,000 students, are taking part in a study into mental health, run by higher education ...

Met using force against disproportionately large number of black people

Met using force against disproportionately large number of black people
- The Met said that nearly 14% of people against whom force was used were believed to have mental health issues. According to Scotland Yard, the ...

Hong Kong's Gay Games bid just got a big boost

Hong Kong's Gay Games bid just got a big boost
- Philipse said that although Hong Kong lags behind in LGBTI rights, the government has been very supporting of their bid. Especially during the visit ...

Why has marriage equality been delayed in Taiwan?

Why has marriage equality been delayed in Taiwan?
- But that doesn't mean the country's LGBTI advocates are laying low. They're on a PR campaign to promote LGBTI issues in Taiwan. They're also ...

Trump Follows Russia's Lead on LGBT Hostility

Trump Follows Russia's Lead on LGBT Hostility
- Russia legalized homosexuality following the collapse of the Soviet Union but has marginalized the LGBTI community in a number of ways.

I don't feel safe to visit the US as a trans businesswoman

I don't feel safe to visit the US as a trans businesswoman
- He has made it clear LGBTI issues are not treated like other human rights issues. He has rescinded the protections for trans students in schools and ...

Activists reactivate marriage equality campaign under new Ecuadorian president

Activists reactivate marriage equality campaign under new Ecuadorian president
- As I spoke to LGBTI activist Pamela Troya, this month, however, I realized that there is much more than it meets the eye. Underneath the peaceful bed ...

Council scrutiny for churches on rainbow flag dissent

Council scrutiny for churches on rainbow flag dissent
- An Adelaide council investigated church groups for anti-LGBTI sentiments, including whether they opposed the flying of the rainbow flag, amid a push ...

40 gay men arrested in Nigeria at private party to help spread knowledge and testing of HIV

40 gay men arrested in Nigeria at private party to help spread knowledge and testing of HIV
- Nigeria does not recognize LGBTI rights nor does it offer any legal protection against discrimination. They face criticism from organizations across the ...

Unacceptable rates' of sexual assault at Australian universities, LGBTI students targeted

Unacceptable rates' of sexual assault at Australian universities, LGBTI students targeted
LGBTI students were also disproportionately affected. Trans and gender diverse students were more likely to be sexually harassed than cisgender ...

Theatre couple blame homophobia for order to demolish their Armona home in Portugal

Theatre couple blame homophobia for order to demolish their Armona home in Portugal
- A leading couple in British theatre have accused the Portuguese authorities of homophobia because their dream home faces demolition. Paul Roseby ...

This five-year-old's reaction to his older brother being gay is adorable

This five-year-old's reaction to his older brother being gay is adorable
- Coming out on YouTube has provided many memorable and emotional LGBT+ moments over the past decade, with a new generation of gay youth ...

History of gay male nude erotica to be explored at new free London exhibition

History of gay male nude erotica to be explored at new free London exhibition
- In Britain pre-1967, it was nearly impossible to publish full-frontal images of naked men. Never mind pornographic or homoerotic, we're talking ...

50 Years On, The Gay Community Is Yet To Make It Into The National Heart

50 Years On, The Gay Community Is Yet To Make It Into The National Heart
- As a gay, brown British man I thought I had made it to the sunlit uplands. With a Fedora fixed at a jaunty angle and a gin in hand, I was ready for an ...

Malcolm Turnbull could face a spill if moderates cross the floor on gay marriage

Malcolm Turnbull could face a spill if moderates cross the floor on gay marriage
- The party's right faction says if Mr Turnbull cannot stop the group - who have called for a conscience vote on gay marriage - it means he has lost ...

42 gay men rounded up and arrested after being 'caught in the act'

42 gay men rounded up and arrested after being 'caught in the act'
Gay men have been arrested en-masse in the largest city of Nigeria for performing 'homosexual acts'. The 42 men, in Lagos, will be forced to appear ...

Gay Golden Girls' might not happen because of “ageism and homophobia”

Gay Golden Girls' might not happen because of “ageism and homophobia”
- Back in June, we told you that Stan Zimmerman, a writer for the classic 80s sitcom, confirmed that he and James Berg were working on a 'gay version' ...

Belfast Pride: Uniformed Gardaí invited to parade by PSNI

Belfast Pride: Uniformed Gardaí invited to parade by PSNI
- The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has invited Gardaí (Irish police) to join them in marching in a gay pride parade in Belfast. Last week, the ...