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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Trump to give commencement address at Christian university that bans gay students

Trump to give commencement address at Christian university that bans gay students
- US President Donald Trump has been announced as the commencement speaker at a university that bans gay sex. Liberty University, which claims to ...

Dave Chappelle's Netflix stand-up comedy specials have sparked a homophobia debate

Dave Chappelle's Netflix stand-up comedy specials have sparked a homophobia debate
- Y'all always have some kind of gay political argument; the last one was about a petition in federal court to take the words 'husband' and 'wife' out of ...

Trump's Supreme Court nominee opposed by LGBT groups amid tough confirmation battle

Trump's Supreme Court nominee opposed by LGBT groups amid tough confirmation battle
- Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is undergoing a tough confirmation battle – and the Human Rights Campaign has vowed to oppose ...

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
The same-sex case known as Obergefell v Hodges has rippled through the 567 federally recognized Indian Nations. As sovereign entities, they are not necessarily bound by the Supreme Court decision, leaving many in the precarious position of trying to decide whether to make the hot-button issue part of their traditional law.
"Tribes don’t have to follow Obergefell. Tribes should, unless they have a good reason not to," said Robert Clinton, a professor specializing in tribal law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

LGBT People Share The Things Straight People Don't Understand About Them

LGBT People Share The Things Straight People Don't Understand About Them
- The world is full of a beautiful mix of people, but unfortunately our differences can sometimes mean we struggle to understand each other. On Reddit ...

British based airlines warned they 'must move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes'

British based airlines warned they 'must move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes'
- According to the Guardian, representatives from easyJet, Ryanair and the Tui Group received the warning following a meeting with an EU Brexit ...

Brexit could damage UK's efforts to tackle corruption, says OECD

Brexit could damage UK's efforts to tackle corruption, says OECD
- Business pressure to weaken bribery laws and an inability by government to focus on non-Brexit issues are both risks associated with leaving the ...

UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds

UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds
- Most of Britain’s millionaires reckon Brexit will make them even richer, according to a survey by wealth managers at Swiss bank UBS. A poll of more than 400 Britons with at least $1m (£800,000) in liquid assets in addition to their homes found that 78% thought Britain’s decision to leave the EU would have a “positive effect” on their financial plans. Nick Tucker, UK head of UBS Wealth Management, said many of the bank’s clients were anxious about the effects of Brexit on their finances but most of the richest of the rich were “now taking a more positive view”.


MPs to vote on second referendum for Theresa May's Brexit deal

MPs to vote on second referendum for Theresa May's Brexit deal
- Nobody voted for a hard Brexit. And now people face us to the reality of what Theresa May is about to unleash on us, everyone from Tony Blair to ...

Canary Wharf domestic violence campaigner pens book for inspirational mothers

Canary Wharf domestic violence campaigner pens book for inspirational mothers
- A domestic violence campaigner who has battled cancer and suffered the loss of a child has written a book in honour of inspirational mothers.





Scottish independence would hit the poorest the hardest

Scottish independence would hit the poorest the hardest
- The numbers are clear – leaving the UK would mean huge cuts to public ... This move would lift tens of thousands of children out of poverty, and put ...

Boss of British Gas owner handed 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty

Boss of British Gas owner handed 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty
- Boss of British Gas owner handed 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty ... and a “kick in the teeth” for millions of families living in fuel poverty.

Did you know if you have HIV and are taking effective medication, you can't pass it on?

Did you know if you have HIV and are taking effective medication, you can't pass it on?
- Overall it's incredibly positive, but we must remain mindful of other issues,” says Silvia Petretti, Deputy CEO of HIV Charity Positively UK, “Sometimes ...

Why virtual reality could be a mental health gamechanger

Why virtual reality could be a mental health gamechanger
- Nearly half of all ill health in working age adults in the UK is psychological. Mental illness costs the UK economy £28 billion every year — and that's ...

Why Blaming The UK Parliament Attack On Mental Illness Is Not Acceptable

Why Blaming The UK Parliament Attack On Mental Illness Is Not Acceptable
- On Wednesday, at least four people — including one attacker — were killed and 20 people were injured during an attack on Westminster Bridge in ...

Hairdresser turns barbershop into safe space for men to discuss mental health

Hairdresser turns barbershop into safe space for men to discuss mental health
- Hairdresser turns barbershop into safe space for men to discuss mental ... per cent of suicides in the UK were by men) and that Alex was not a lone figure. ... The stigma which still exists in society surrounding mental illness coupled ...

Patients at Hull and East Yorkhire mental health units to use swipe cards to get out of their rooms

Patients at Hull and East Yorkhire mental health units to use swipe cards to get out of their rooms
- New door entry systems will be introduced at mental health units in Hull and the East Riding after criticism from a health watchdog. Humber NHS ...

LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion
Since formed in the late '80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth ...

An Intimate Look At The Realities And Dangers Of LGBTQ Life In Jamaica

An Intimate Look At The Realities And Dangers Of LGBTQ Life In Jamaica
- This Is Who I Am: Stories of LGBTQ Survival from Jamaica” premiered at Global Ally's panel “Sharing the Way to Global LGBTI Equality” at SXSW ...

CEO of Qantas says he's not going to shut up about marriage equality

CEO of Qantas says he's not going to shut up about marriage equality
- Alan Joyce has regularly featured on lists of the world's most powerful and influential LGBTI business people. He has often spoken out about the ...

Cairns café owner shaken by homophobic customers

Cairns café owner shaken by homophobic customers
- Horne, a prominent figure in the Cairns LGBTI community, said he was shaken by the homophobia and the situation was “very difficult to comprehend”.

Anti-trans 'hate bus' touring the US

Anti-trans 'hate bus' touring the US
- A bus with an anti-trans message, known as the FreeSpeechBus, is raising eyebrows on its tour of the U.S. Currently in New York City, the bright orange bus is adorned with the message, ‘It’s biology: Boys are boys… and always will be. Girls are girls… and always will be. You can’t change sex. Respect all.”


Facebook celebrates queer visibility week by putting everyone's sexual orientation next to their ...

Facebook celebrates queer visibility week by putting everyone's sexual orientation next to their ...
- The Silicon Valley tech giant Facebook has, in a landmark new initiative, finally decided to celebrate the visibility of LGBTI people by displaying the ...

Reps of anti-gay groups named to UN panel

Reps of anti-gay groups named to UN panel
- Human rights are based on indivisibility, which also means that the U.S. cannot credibly support non-discrimination for LGBTI people while opposing ...

Hong Kong LGBTI group outlines Gay 2017 plan ahead of election

Hong Kong LGBTI group outlines Gay 2017 plan ahead of election
- An LGBTI rights group in Hong Kong is calling for the government to support a variety of legislative amendments and protections ahead of the Chief ...

Blame Conservatives and Their Austerity Measures for Why LGBTQ Healthcare Sucks in the UK

Blame Conservatives and Their Austerity Measures for Why LGBTQ Healthcare Sucks in the UK
- It’s 2013, and I’m about to receive my first ever smear test. I’m talking with the nurse before the whole “cold things going in intimate places” business starts. She asks about my sexual history, and I tell her what I’ve carefully rehearsed: I’ve never had sexual intercourse involving a penis. She looks confused for a minute, then leaves the room. She brings someone else in, and they ask the same question. When I give the same reply, they talk for a minute or two like I’m not there. Then they both leave. I wait until I get bored enough to pull my phone out, then wait some more. The nurse returns.

Neil Gorsuch distances himself from mentor who compared gay sex to bestiality

Neil Gorsuch distances himself from mentor who compared gay sex to bestiality
- Senator Dick Durbin, onscreen, questions Judge Neil Gorsuch about whether 'we should condemn or congratulate' Professor John Finnis for his legal ...

Milo Yiannopoulos embarrassingly loses election at prestigious UK school

Milo Yiannopoulos embarrassingly loses election at prestigious UK school
- Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos — who lost a $250,000 book deal and two jobs in the span of a week last month — took another hit Tuesday when he was defeated by a landslide in an election for a major position at a prestigious university in the UK.
The 32-year-old came in fourth place, taking just 533 of the 8,210 student votes for the role of rector at Glasgow University, according to the Huffington Post UK.
He had been up against 12 other nominees, including Scottish judge Lady Hazel Cosgrove, who came in second, and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar, who was the winner.


10000 booklets issued to football stewards to tackle anti-LGBT abuse

10000 booklets issued to football stewards to tackle anti-LGBT abuse
- The incidents represent a 4 percent increase in anti-LGBT incidents. Kick It Out has issued ten thousand booklets to stewards across the country.

LGBT spotlight will be shining on Fife

LGBT spotlight will be shining on Fife
- Fife will host a series of events aimed at promoting equality and understanding the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'

Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'
- In what's turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' is being released in Malaysia with its so-called 'gay ...

Jailing of gay Ivorian men stokes fears in LGBT safe haven

Jailing of gay Ivorian men stokes fears in LGBT safe haven
- Relaxing on the terrace of a gay bar in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan, a group of men ...

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms
- At least 80 state schools in the UK now have gender neutral uniforms, with ... While LGBT rights campaigners such as Stonewall have welcomed the ...