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Thursday, 21 December 2017

British banks face tougher rules if they want to access EU markets after Brexit – as UK pledges the ...

British banks face tougher rules if they want to access EU markets after Brexit – as UK pledges the ...
- On the UK side, the Bank of England will allow European banks to continue selling their services in the United Kingdom without having to create expensive subsidiaries after Brexit. It will mean many banks in London will not face new hurdles to operating in London, which vies with New York for the title ...

The Effect of Brexit on Trademarks, Designs and Other “Europeanized”

The Effect of Brexit on Trademarks, Designs and Other “Europeanized”
- This paper analyzes the impact of Brexit on trademark and design laws. Both areas are deemed to be profoundly affected by the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, since they have been substantially Europeanized. The European Union created unitary rights in both areas of law that would ...

Avoid an American “Brexit” with NAFTA

Avoid an American “Brexit” with NAFTA
- Avoid an American “Brexit” with NAFTA. December 20, 2017. The United States, Mexico, and Canada are in the midst of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into force in 1994. Millions of jobs, massive cross-border production networks, and broader cooperation .

Farage says Brexit in name only would be a NIGHTMARE

Farage says Brexit in name only would be a NIGHTMARE
- Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage supported the claim and told his LBC show: “Brexit in name only. “That's my biggest fear too is that we finish up not able to set our own laws, our own conditions for our own industries still paying large sums of money, having no say whatsoever and not free to get out ...

People didn't vote for Brexit because they're racist, study finds

People didn't vote for Brexit because they're racist, study finds
- There is little connection between racism and calls for greater immigration control, according to a think tank. Despite claims that last year's EU referendum was driven by xenophobic attitudes towards immigration, British people are actually 'nuanced and sophisticated' on the subject, Open Europe's study ...

Trump should expect a carnival of resistance on the streets of London

Trump should expect a carnival of resistance on the streets of London
Trump and Brexit have emboldened racism and racists and mainstreamed bigotry and hate in ways we have not seen for decades. Much of our public and political discourse post-Brexit has been used as a tool for stoking hate and fanning the flames of bigotry. Immigrants, refugees, Muslims, Jews, gays, ..

It Takes More Than Bluster to Brexit

It Takes More Than Bluster to Brexit
- This month, as Arctic winds have swept down through Britain, Brexit has led the government of Prime Minister Theresa May into a blizzard of humiliations. It is two weeks since the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which is propping up Mrs. May's minority government, made a show of ...

May can berate Putin. But Brexit is his dream policy

May can berate Putin. But Brexit is his dream policy
- It is beyond doubt that Trump's presidential campaign had a hefty Russian boost. Facebook has removed tens of thousands of pages believed to be involved in sabotage of French and German elections. British ballots are unlikely to have escaped dirty money and molestation by troll battalions.

Mrs Brown's Boys creator turns down lucrative Russian TV deal because Moscow censors insisted ...

Mrs Brown's Boys creator turns down lucrative Russian TV deal because Moscow censors insisted ...
- The creator of Mrs Brown's Boys has revealed he turned down a lucrative TV deal in Russia because he was asked to write a gay character out of the show. Irish comic Brendan O'Carroll said he was offered a 'nice little deal' by Russian TV networks to licencing the show to be shown on state networks.

Priest tells church he's gay, slams 'toxic shaming'

Priest tells church he's gay, slams 'toxic shaming'
- He also accused the Catholic Church of pretending gay priests "don't exist", while saying young people need celibate gay priests who can act as "authentic role models". Writing in the National Catholic Reporter to coincide with his announcement, Rev Greiten explained: "By choosing to enforce silence, .

I hacked up men and hid them under my floorboards because I was lonely' says serial killer Dennis ...

I hacked up men and hid them under my floorboards because I was lonely' says serial killer Dennis ...
- Nilsen, a gay serial killer butchered at least 12 men in the 1970s and had a particular propensity for younger, often teenage, victims. He would lure men back to two properties in London, drowning or strangling them before bathing and dressing their bodies which he would keep for a few months.

Anti-gay Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov banned from entering the US

Anti-gay Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov banned from entering the US
- The US Treasury Department have sanctioned the politician under a 2012 law known as the Magnitsky Act, which allows the country to withhold visas and freeze financial assets for individuals and companies over human rights violations.

Gay couples in limbo after marriage ruling

Gay couples in limbo after marriage ruling
Gay couples have been able to marry in Bermuda and on ships registered on the island since a landmark Supreme Court ruling in May. A total of eight couples have taken advantage of the decision, with seven weddings at the Registry-General and one private ceremony elsewhere. British tabloid .

Mapped: the countries that have legalised same-sex marriages

Mapped: the countries that have legalised same-sex marriages
- In Japan, some cities/wards issue a partnership certificate to same-sex couples. San Marino is in the process of enacting civil union laws, while marriage laws are under debate in Panama. Netherlands' Aruba and UK's Northern Ireland and Jersey have not legalised same-sex marriage. Instead, civil ..

No Eminem isn't really on Grindr – or Tinder for that matter

No Eminem isn't really on Grindr – or Tinder for that matter
- The first time I got a taste of being called anti-gay was on My Name Is when I said, 'My English teacher wanted to have sex in junior high / The only problem was my English teacher was a guy,'” he explained. 'All I was saying was I don't swing that way. So when I started getting flack for it, I thought, ..

Polish man jailed for breaking man's leg because he was gay

Polish man jailed for breaking man's leg because he was gay
- A man has been jailed for grievous bodily harm after breaking a man's leg because he was gay. Kamil Wladyslaw Snios, 29 and from Tottenham, was found guilty today at Wood Green Crown Court of grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment . 

Gus Kenworthy will refuse visit to Trump's White House after the Winter Olympics

Gus Kenworthy will refuse visit to Trump's White House after the Winter Olympics
- This Winter Olympics is the first Gus will be competing as an openly gay athlete after he came out in an interview with ESPN in October 2015. “I don't think I could have ever come out as a gay athlete 30 years ago and expected to be successful in my sport,” said Kenworthy. “My story's indicative of ...

Stronger Together' raises money for LGBTI people in Chechnya

Stronger Together' raises money for LGBTI people in Chechnya
- A new charity single hopes to raise funds to support LGBTI people living in fear in Chechnya. A bunch of singers have come together to record Sybil's Hi-NRG dance classic Stronger Together. Sybil appears on the new single alongside many house music stars including Sam Bailey, Suzanna Dee, ...

Aussie LGBTI radio station JOY reaches one million podcast downloads

Aussie LGBTI radio station JOY reaches one million podcast downloads
- The latest news comes after Australia's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) media organisation reached record high ratings and its highest ever audience share. All the station's podcast content is produced and presented by volunteers, making the rise to over 85,000 podcast ..

I am mourning our trans friend Sasha, shot dead in Trinidad

I am mourning our trans friend Sasha, shot dead in Trinidad
- When I discovered the local LGBTI community over two decades ago, I had to admit that their freedom of expression terrified me. I was still dealing with my own homophobic and transphobic demons. Then I heard their stories, their names being fondly called at Pride Memorials. I began to understand that ...

Trans teen talks about wearing first binder and his dad finally accepting him

Trans teen talks about wearing first binder and his dad finally accepting him
- There were a few prominent LGBTI figures from my university, albeit not necessarily from my campus, that assured me the university institute itself was a healthy one for trans and LGBTI students there. Visiting the Student mental Health Counsellor also assured me as she helped me change my ...

LGBTI Rights In Iceland Still Lacking, Report Says

LGBTI Rights In Iceland Still Lacking, Report Says
- An examination of Icelandic laws and policies also reveals a concerning lack of protections for LGBTI people in anti-discrimination legislation, gaps in hate crime legislation and no legislation or positive measures in the area of asylum,” the report (.pdf) states in part. “Current legislation still imposes a ..

How to come out to your parents, from moms and dads who regret their initial reactions

How to come out to your parents, from moms and dads who regret their initial reactions
- Coming out to your parents as LGBTI can be one of the most stressful moments of your life. But what if they aren't supportive? 'I burst into tears,' Gillian Maury revealed, after both her son and daughter came out to her within six months of each other. When her daughter came out, she broke down.

Bickering councillors branded an 'embarrassment' after bid to honour war dead turns political

Bickering councillors branded an 'embarrassment' after bid to honour war dead turns political
- It came just weeks after her own motion to fly the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual) flag above County Buildings during February was rubber stamped. Labelling the Great War bid an “ill thought-out concept that is inappropriate for contemporary times,” Ms Brennan-Whitefield ...