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Monday, 4 December 2017

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
- The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say ...

Extra support for mental health in schools 'welcome', campaigners say

Extra support for mental health in schools 'welcome', campaigners say
- Campaigners for children have welcomed Government proposals to put more resources into supporting mental health in schools and demanded that they are put into action immediately. Responding to a Government green paper published today, the National Children's Bureau said the priority must be ...

More than half of female prisoners are victims of domestic violence, figures show

More than half of female prisoners are victims of domestic violence, figures show
- identified strong links between women's experience of domestic and sexual abuse and coercive relationships and their offending. They warned that this can trap women in a “vicious cycle of victimisation and criminal activity”, often exacerbated by poverty, substance dependency or poor mental health, ..

Why Musicians Like Nadine Shah Are Backing This Mental Health Service

Why Musicians Like Nadine Shah Are Backing This Mental Health Service
- Today, after a fundraising campaign, they're launching Music Minds Matter, a fully functioning mental health helpline especially for people working in the music industry. It'll allow people to access clinical help, and will also allow access to grant funding from Help Musicians UK, meaning it'll offer support ...

'I could not cope in the world,' Brent Williams talks about depicting his depression and anxiety in a ...

'I could not cope in the world,' Brent Williams talks about depicting his depression and anxiety in a ...
- Brent Williams talked about how depression and anxiety transformed his life on Metro.co.uk's weekly mental health podcast Mentally Yours. He went from working as a busy human rights lawyer, educator and family man to self-imposed isolation brought on by mental illness. 'I knew that's all I could do, ...

UK at 'turning point' in fight against poverty

UK at 'turning point' in fight against poverty
The country faces a turning point in the battle against poverty, as child and pensioner poverty see their first sustained rises in 20 years. Some 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners have fallen into poverty in the past four years, according to a new report by the Joseph Rowntree ...

UK anti-poverty adviser quits, blames Brexit

UK anti-poverty adviser quits, blames Brexit
- Alan Milburn, the former Labour cabinet minister who chairs the UK government's social mobility commission, announced that he and all three of his fellow commissioners were resigning. He said the government is too preoccupied with Brexit to build a fairer society. As reported by The Associated Press ...

700000 more in poverty

700000 more in poverty
- The timing of the report makes it especially troubling for the government, after the entire social mobility commission team resigned at the weekend over what they said was a failure by the prime minister to deliver a “fairer Britain”. The group quoted in the article - Grenfell United - has disputed the story on ...

Going home to family at Christmas: How to survive subtle homophobia

Going home to family at Christmas: How to survive subtle homophobia
- With some families, the hurt can be overt: clumsy homophobic comments. And in some families, the hurt can be subtle: the dreaded silence of no acknowledgement that you love and go to bed with people of the same sex. Some small comments passed around at the Christmas dinner table unchallenged ...

Abbott says marriage bill amendments guard against 'politically correct bigotry'

Abbott says marriage bill amendments guard against 'politically correct bigotry'
 He said he then met some youth from his electorate, who told him about the rates of homosexual men taking their lives because of a lack of acceptance and a conversation with a friend in a same-sex relationship, who simply told him “I would love to get married”. “I love Anna and want to marry her,” his ...

How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic
- If we can eradicate homophobia, we can eradicate HIV among gay men. If we can wipe out the stigma around HIV in general, we have the chance of wiping out the virus completely. I only hope that one day this message gets through in Russia. Matt Cain is editor-in-chief of Attitude. This is an edited ...

Gay Argentinian rugby player left with fractured eye after brutal homophobic attack

Gay Argentinian rugby player left with fractured eye after brutal homophobic attack
- A RUGBY player in Argentina suffered an horrendous homophobic attack which left him hospitalised with a fractured eye. Jonathan Castellari was buying ... The player is a member of Ciervos Pampas Rugby Club, an organisation that aims to fight discrimination against homophobia. According to Marca ...

Jamie Hooper shares why you should support Rainbow Laces campaign

Jamie Hooper shares why you should support Rainbow Laces campaign
- But I think we can do more to show that it's okay to be a gay man and play sport. It would be amazing if we could have similar ambassadors for LGB&T people on the men's side of sport, although more needs to be done across the board, especially for trans people, and that is why Rainbow Laces is so ...

Charlie Carver has been getting naked in the wild again…

Charlie Carver has been getting naked in the wild again…
- One thing I warned myself to do is never to be afraid to take another gay part, especially a well-written one,” he added. “I just think, 'How can I create? How can I have the career I want, but also, how can I contribute to expanding the narrative available to LGBT people and the narrative for people to see?'.

Would a gay monarch cure the church of its homophobia?

Would a gay monarch cure the church of its homophobia?
- Beyond the superficial optics, a royal same-sex wedding would have minimal tangible effect on the everyday lives of gay people in the UK. The higher levels of homelessness among the gay community would remain. Austerity, which disproportionately affects LGBT people, would still be in place.

London rabbis call for boycott of local Jewish center over events for LGBT Jews

London rabbis call for boycott of local Jewish center over events for LGBT Jews
- The latest letter is believed to be in reaction an event held on Sunday by Imahot v'Avot, an organization for LGBT Jewish families ahead of Hanukkah, including music and crafts for children, according to the British newspaper The Guardian. Meanwhile, a group of rabbis is believed to be putting pressure ...

Anglican minister clarifies 'un-Christian' remarks over Prince George

Anglican minister clarifies 'un-Christian' remarks over Prince George
Kelvin Holdsworth became the focus of controversy on Friday after reports he believed Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay to encourage support for same-sex marriage in the Church of England. The comments were drawn from a blog, written more than two years ago, that considered how ...

LGBT activist talks to students

LGBT activist talks to students
- He said: “I was delighted to talk at the Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the 50 year battle for LGBT equality in the UK. I'm sure pupils were shocked to learn about the scale of homophobic discrimination and violence in the past, and that the criminalisation of homosexuality across the whole of the UK only ...

Two women seen kissing in viral video face arrest in Tanzania

Two women seen kissing in viral video face arrest in Tanzania
- Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania, where same-sex acts are punishable by life imprisonment and gay couples do not have legal recognition. According to the organisation LGBT Voice, which works to promote tolerance and acceptance of LGBTI people in Tanzania, the east African nation has some of ...

Richard Hammond finally speaks out about THAT 'gay ice-cream' jibe amid fierce backlash

Richard Hammond finally speaks out about THAT 'gay ice-cream' jibe amid fierce backlash
- He was later slammed by fans on Twitter and by LGBT organisations, who claimed he had discouraged people from coming out. “It was certainly not what I set out to do,” Richard has now said. “I wouldn't want to cause genuine difficulty for anyone. But if it's mock fury, pantomime fury from people looking ...

How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic
- But as a gay man, I have heard terrible stories about the persecution gay people endure in Russia. As my plane lands, I feel a rumble of fear. I am later joined in my hotel by a group of LGBT activists. Evgeny Pisemskiy is director of Phoenix Plus, an HIV charity that is the only Russian organisation to ...

Children as young as THREE are being read books questioning their gender including one which ...

Children as young as THREE are being read books questioning their gender including one which ...
- Books including characters who believe the are the wrong gender will be read to children as young as three after LGBT inclusion group Educate and Celebrate put them on nursery and primary school reading lists. One features a teddy bear named Thomas, who says 'in my heart, I've always known that I ...

Gay Argentinian rugby player left with fractured eye after brutal homophobic attack

Gay Argentinian rugby player left with fractured eye after brutal homophobic attack
- He was then on the receiving end of beatings as pictures show him with a badly swollen eye and blood splattered on his shirt. A statement from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights in Argentina read: "From the Argentina LGBT Federation we are already accompanying them during this ...

HIV can't stop you becoming a parent – but the stigma can'

HIV can't stop you becoming a parent – but the stigma can'
- We at The P3 Network; the non-for-profit organisation aiming to represent non-traditional families and better support LGBT people who are looking to ... to launch a Positive Parenting campaign backed by organisations including the British HIV Association and Children's HIV Association – spreading the ...