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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot

HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot
- According to the CAA, which is responsible for aviation safety regulations in the UK, certain medical conditions prevent would-be pilots obtaining the necessary certificate. These include being HIV positive, organ transplantation or having type 1 diabetes. Pilots who already hold a commercial licence but ...

Talking About Mental Health Saves Lives

Talking About Mental Health Saves Lives
- I think I was always an independent child, it's hard to know because my memory's bad and often our perceptions of self are a little skewed especially under the influence of childish naivety. But I think I was definitely headstrong and absolutely stubborn. I've always wanted to solve problems first myself, ...

Why lies about Santa are good for your child's mental health, according to a psychologist

Why lies about Santa are good for your child's mental health, according to a psychologist
- Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for children. Unfortunately, between elaborate Elf on the Shelf staging and fending off questions about Santa, parents are often left wondering how much of the magic depends on them. Specifically, many parents worry about whether they should encourage ...

Are you interested in shaping the future of mental health in the workplace?

Are you interested in shaping the future of mental health in the workplace?
- For the past few months, the CIPD has been actively supporting the Royal Foundation's Heads Together campaign which brings together The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in partnership with eight inspiring charities that are tackling stigma, raising ...

Cannabis could prevent mental decline in up to 50% of HIV sufferers, study finds

Cannabis could prevent mental decline in up to 50% of HIV sufferers, study finds
- Europe's HIV epidemic is growing at an 'alarming pace' as infections reached their highest level in 2016 since records began, health officials revealed last ... Results reveal HIV patients who use cannabis have fewer inflammatory white blood cells, which could slow the mental decline that affects up to 50 ...

Mental health advice given to resort schoolchildren - with one in 10 set to suffer in the future

Mental health advice given to resort schoolchildren - with one in 10 set to suffer in the future
- We are able to give them coping strategies and ways to self-help,” she said. Fellow trainee Sophie Green added: “It's about educating children to know there is help out there. “Coming into the child's environment makes them feel more comfortable. It's not as daunting as going to a health centre.” .

Woman accidentally killed herself trying to stop boyfriend's own suicide

Woman accidentally killed herself trying to stop boyfriend's own suicide
- It is believed the healthcare worker thought her boyfriend would find her in time – but he tragically did not. She sent the 33-year-old a text saying: 'If you ... Corinne and Brian got together in September 2016 and it soon became clear he suffered mental health problems. She had also been diagnosed with ...

How programmes, politics and pop culture are addressing toxic masculinity

How programmes, politics and pop culture are addressing toxic masculinity
- is described as “a journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain”. Masculinity has become popular subject matter and not before time, says Nathan Roberts of abandofbrothers (ABOB), a group that works with men who have been involved in the business end of the ...

Make Facebook liable for content, says report on UK election intimidation

Make Facebook liable for content, says report on UK election intimidation
- The committee said it was concerned about the impact on the diversity of a representative democracy and said parties had an “important responsibility” to support female, black and minority ethnic and LGBT candidates. Abbott welcomed the proposal for new obligations on social media companies but ...

Primary schools should use books that feature transgender parents, Government-backed guidance ...

Primary schools should use books that feature transgender parents, Government-backed guidance ...
- NAHT has separate guidance on how to support lesbian, gay and bisexual staff members. Ruth Hunt, chief executive of the LGBT rights charity Stonewall, said she welcomed the guidance, adding that support in the workplace is crucial “for trans people in particular”. She said that for transgender people, ...

Primary school headteachers told to 'celebrate' transgender issues in the classroom to combat ...

Primary school headteachers told to 'celebrate' transgender issues in the classroom to combat ...
- The guidance, released today, is contained in a document about 'supporting trans staff', which was compiled with the help of LGBT rights charity Stonewall. ... The guidance, the first of its kind in the UK, has been issued to tackle harassment of transgender teachers and make children more accepting of

The rightwing takeover of the US court system will transform America

The rightwing takeover of the US court system will transform America
- He is fashioning the federal court system of Steve Bannon's dreams. The president has nominated judges who will cut back the civil rights of racial minorities and LGBT people, expand the power of police and prosecutors, restrict the ability of women to obtain abortions and favor big corporations over ...

Threats against parliamentary candidates should be made a specific criminal offence, Theresa May ...

Threats against parliamentary candidates should be made a specific criminal offence, Theresa May ...
- Politicians must do more to support black and ethnic minority, LGBT and female candidates who are likely to suffer the most abuse, the report found. Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott received levels of racist and sexist abuse which amounted to nearly half of all abuse directed at female MPs, ...

Headteachers say school books should feature trans parents - what do you think?

Headteachers say school books should feature trans parents - what do you think?
- New guidelines advise primary schools to stock school books and learning resources which feature transgender parents. The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) consulted with LGBT campaign group Stonewall to create the guidance, which also asks school leaders to “celebrate diversity and ...

Salvation Army says it's 'evolved' on LGBT rights but we're not too sure about that

Salvation Army says it's 'evolved' on LGBT rights but we're not too sure about that
- A national spokesperson for the Salvation Army is attempting to show that its differences with the LGBT community are over, and that it “meets human ... Although the enforcment of this policy is often debated, the head of the Salvation Army in the UK admitting last year that gay people were still banned ...

You're not welcome in Scotland' Donald Trump shunned by SNP ahead of UK visit

You're not welcome in Scotland' Donald Trump shunned by SNP ahead of UK visit
- But Stewart McDonald MP, the SNP's defence spokesman at Westminster, said: “He should not be welcomed to the UK in the new year and if he comes to London, he certainly wouldn't be welcomed in Scotland. “Trump is taking us backwards. Only 17 years ago LGBT people were permitted to serve in ..

Why you should care about Aberdeen university's war on democracy

Why you should care about Aberdeen university's war on democracy
- Bowie, and a Christian student named Angus Hepburn, most famous on campus for being recorded saying that “I stand against evil known as LGBT”. .... Rectorships are one of Scotland's – Britain's – few remaining reminders that we are capable of organising ourselves as democratic communities.

UK Youth Parliament gathers in House of Commons to debate issues affecting young people

UK Youth Parliament gathers in House of Commons to debate issues affecting young people
- Budding politicians were given the opportunity to debate issues affecting young people at a special event in the Houses of Parliament. Members of the UK Youth Parliament gathered in the Commons to discuss a number of subjects, including work experience and the protection of LGBT individuals.

Three men recall the trauma of being raped – as they reveal how the stigma ...

Three men recall the trauma of being raped – as they reveal how the stigma ...
- It had taken me months to get to that point where I could ask for help, gathering that courage and bravery, but then getting that completely crushed,' says Alex, who has set up a charity, Stay Brave UK, in a bid to provide a voice for all rape victims - male, female, LGBT and non-binary. An estimated one in ...

London Is Burning! How Ballroom Culture Is Flourishing Abroad

London Is Burning! How Ballroom Culture Is Flourishing Abroad
- when ballroom in the UK was in its infancy. He said that even though he himself is African-American, he was shocked to learn that London had such a large black presence, particularly from the West Indian community, from which he also has roots. But at first, Mizrahi said, the black gay men of London ...

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip
- If you're not familiar with the Warwick Rowers Calendar, it's all about raising awareness of LGBTI rights and tackling homophobia in sport (as well as – yes, let's say it again – hot, nude rowers), so with the recent passing of marriage equality and the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras celebration, ..

The marriage equality movement had ordinary people doing the extraordinary

The marriage equality movement had ordinary people doing the extraordinary
- Sharyn organised large town hall meetings bringing together local health experts, clergy, LGBTI community reps, business leaders, aldermen, sports group ... whoever had a stake in the reform. Thanks to Sharyn's tireless lobbying many of Geelong's key institutions came out for marriage equality well ...

Call Me By Your Name leads LGBTI nominated Golden Globes

Call Me By Your Name leads LGBTI nominated Golden Globes
Call Me By Your Name has picked up three Golden Globe nominations. Picking up the Best Picture nomination, both leading actor Timothée Chalamet and supporting actor Armie Hammer also get nominations. Other LGBTI movies that pick up nominations this year include Battle of The Sexes.

President Kiska calls for discussion on the rights of same-sex couples

President Kiska calls for discussion on the rights of same-sex couples
- The upshot of this [the discussion] should be the introduction of specific measures to do away with the greatest obstacles faced by them,” said Kiska in reference to LGBTI people, as cited by the TASR newswire. Kiska is convinced that it would serve the public interest to ameliorate the needless ..