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Monday, 27 November 2017

Why the smoking ban in mental health hospitals is cruel

Why the smoking ban in mental health hospitals is cruel
- The Minister for Mental Health in Scotland, Maureen Watt said at the time: ‘Hospitals are places people go to recover from illness, and they shouldn’t have to walk through clouds of smoke.’
But if the patient is temporarily living on a unit, surely they should have the freedom to do what many believe alleviates some unpleasant symptoms?

Men – we need to start being more open about how divorce affects our mental health

Men – we need to start being more open about how divorce affects our mental health
- It is one of the most difficult and stressful of life events, and is faced by thousands upon thousands of us each year. In spite of the statistics, ...

Students travelling to UK up by 10% this year

Students travelling to UK up by 10% this year
- The popular choices of city students travelling to the United Kingdom to pursue education are computer science engineering and information ... Students are interested in aeronautical, mechanical and civil engineering too," said Sonu at the 'Study UK Exhibition 2017' organised by the British ...

Women's refuges in the UK face closure due to lack of funds

Women's refuges in the UK face closure due to lack of funds
- Women's refuges in the UK face closure due to lack of funds ... We need a culture change and it must start with education. We must teach ...

Witchcraft and demonic possession are linked to almost 1500 child abuse cases a year, official ...

Witchcraft and demonic possession are linked to almost 1500 child abuse cases a year, official ...
- Justin Humphreys said: 'The data presented by the Government reflects the reports to the Education Select Committee 2012 that an increasing number of children in the UK are being harmed in the belief that "it will get the devil out of them". 'We should be taking this as a call to re-energise the national ...

Tackling stark impact of poverty on exam results is the single biggest challenge in ...

Tackling stark impact of poverty on exam results is the single biggest challenge in ...
- Tackling stark impact of poverty on exam results is the single ... is deprivation and Glasgow has some of the poorest communities in the UK. We know that children living in poverty are not as healthy, so they miss more ...

Workers use food banks, says Archbishop of Canterbury

Workers use food banks, says Archbishop of Canterbury
- Justin Welby said jobs were being created but these were not lifting people out of poverty. Asked about the economy, the Archbishop told ...

60% of kids referred for mental healthcare in England sent home without treatment

60% of kids referred for mental healthcare in England sent home without treatment
- A new report has revealed that the majority of children who are referred for specialist mental healthcare in England are being denied the treatment ...

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Becomes Emotional During Debate on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Becomes Emotional During Debate on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
- A Greens senator could not hold back her tears while delivering an emotional speech on November 27 about Australia's long road to same-sex ...

Football and rugby stars proudly wear rainbow laces against homophobia in sport

Football and rugby stars proudly wear rainbow laces against homophobia in sport
- The rainbow laces campaign has returned and has been backed by football and rugby stars and clubs. Players, managers, clubs and officials from football and rugby wore the rainbow laces on Saturday as well as flags being displayed on stadiums and at clubs to make a stand against homophobia in ...

Figures reveal the Scottish city that downloads the most gay porn – out of the whole of the UK

Figures reveal the Scottish city that downloads the most gay porn – out of the whole of the UK
- By contrast Carmarthenshire in Wales had the lowest gay porn downloads (4.2 per cent). The study showed that gay content accounts for a UK average of 5.6 per cent of all porn viewing on the site (excluding lesbian porn).

Gillingham take part in an EFL backed campaign to show support for LGBT+ inclusivity

Gillingham take part in an EFL backed campaign to show support for LGBT+ inclusivity
- Several Gillingham players wore rainbow laces for the match against Oldham, in support of lesbian, gay, bi and trans-gender fans, players and staff ...

Smirnoff aims for 'societal change' with new LGBT campaign

Smirnoff aims for 'societal change' with new LGBT campaign
- Smirnoff is launching a new campaign to help inspire Britain's nightlife to become more open-minded about gender, and is partnering with the LGBT ...

Hong Kong lawmaker says UK rainbow flag is a 'foreign intervention'

Hong Kong lawmaker says UK rainbow flag is a 'foreign intervention'
- Hong Kong's first openly gay lawmaker has hit back at his colleague's claims that a rainbow flag unfurled at the British Consulate in the city was a ...

Australian politician calls colleagues 'dead fish' in defiant rant against same-sex marriage

Australian politician calls colleagues 'dead fish' in defiant rant against same-sex marriage
- An Australian Senator went on a defiant anti-gay marriage rant as the country's Parliament faces pressure to pass a bill. Earlier this month Australians ...

Give the Brexiteers what they want – it's time for a United Ireland

Give the Brexiteers what they want – it's time for a United Ireland
- At last it's becoming clear to the Brexiteers, and the right-wing British media, that the question of the Irish border will be the defining issue of the Brexit ...

Over 10000 people march for equality during Hong Kong Pride

Over 10000 people march for equality during Hong Kong Pride
- Hong Kong has also made history by becoming the first Asian city to host the Gay Games. The ninth annual Pride parade was one of Hong Kong's most successful so far, with over 10,000 people taking to the streets to march for LGBT rights, under the theme: 'Turn the tide, walk with Pride – discrimination ...





If you want to see how Brexit will really pan out, take a look at what's happened to the European ...

If you want to see how Brexit will really pan out, take a look at what's happened to the European ...
- In the overwhelmingly white and middle class world of the arts in Britain, a loss of funding makes it more likely that marginalised creatives – female, working class, LGBT, black and minority ethnic or all of the above – will struggle to get the break they need. The class divide in the arts is real, and without ...

We're massive fans of LGBT-rights Barbie and you should be too

We're massive fans of LGBT-rights Barbie and you should be too
- The Barbie doll has been around since the 1950s, and her and her boyfriend Ken have been subverted as LGBT icons almost as long. Earlier this year a doll designer in Australia created a same-sex Barbie family, to try and boost support for equal marriage. An artist in the US put an incredible twist on ...

Legalizing homosexuality not a pressing social issue in Ghana – Nana Addo

Legalizing homosexuality not a pressing social issue in Ghana – Nana Addo
- In 2011, then-President John Atta Mills rubbished the UK's threat to cut aid if he refused to consider legalizing homosexuality in Ghana. UK Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, had said aid would be cut to countries which failed to respect gay rights. But the late-President was adamant that the UK ...

Lily Madigan: I'm a transgender teen agitator; I make an ideal Labour women's officer

Lily Madigan: I'm a transgender teen agitator; I make an ideal Labour women's officer
- “wouldn't let trans women march in it”, as well as promoting a campaign to “drop the 'T' from LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender]” on social media. ... Of all the fault lines running through Britain today, the battle over gender is the most vicious: high-profile feminists have been chased off social ...

Hate crimes have doubled against LGBT Russians since creation of anti-gay law

Hate crimes have doubled against LGBT Russians since creation of anti-gay law
- According to a prominent LGBT rights campaigner in the country, hate crimes against the LGBT community are seen “as noble deeds.” “It seems to them that, to some extent, the government supports their actions,” said said Svetlana Zakharova, a board member with Russian LGBT Network to Reuters.

Ref Ryan Atkin on being gay in football

Ref Ryan Atkin on being gay in football
I'll wear rainbow laces this weekend because being the first openly gay referee operating in professional football, I believe it's important to visibly support LGBT inclusion, and tackle homophobia within sport. Within men's football particularly, it's still considered taboo by many to discuss homosexuality, ...

Owen Explains How Challenging Homophobia Benefits Straight Men Too

Owen Explains How Challenging Homophobia Benefits Straight Men Too
- "The biggest killer of men in Britain under 50 is suicide. What does that have to do with anything? I think it has to do with this. "If you open up about your feelings, your emotional distress, as a man, often you'll have people saying things like 'man up' or homophobic terms of abuse, because it's seen as ...