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Monday, 22 May 2017

Jamie Oliver condemns Theresa May for scrapping free lunches

Jamie Oliver condemns Theresa May for scrapping free lunches
- We've all heard the staggering facts that one in four British adults are obese and one in three UK kids leave primary school overweight or obese.

UK higher education has 'shrugged its shoulders' at race and gender discrimination

UK higher education has 'shrugged its shoulders' at race and gender discrimination
- A number of weeks ago, I sat with a police officer in my university office to discuss a piece of hate mail that I'd just received. We considered its threats ...

Conservatives will toughen visa rules for students

Conservatives will toughen visa rules for students
- A major plank of the higher education manifesto is the commitment to ... innovation and pledges to bring more scientists to the UK and make the UK ...

What the UK election will mean for aid and development: key manifesto vows

What the UK election will mean for aid and development: key manifesto vows
- Align the aid budget with the sustainable development goals, the aims of which include ending extreme poverty, saving children's lives and improving ...

Tory plan to scrap free school lunches 'to affect 900000 poor children'

Tory plan to scrap free school lunches 'to affect 900000 poor children'
- Around 900,000 children from low-income families will lose their right to free school meals under proposals unveiled in the Conservative manifesto, ...

South West has more regular alcohol drinkers than rest of UK

South West has more regular alcohol drinkers than rest of UK
- She added: “While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on our mood, in the long term it can cause big problems for our mental health.

SNP says manifesto will offer alternative to 'unnecessary Tory austerity'

SNP says manifesto will offer alternative to 'unnecessary Tory austerity'
- The SNP manifesto will set out a real agenda for change across the UK, focussed on putting a stop to the continued public sector cuts, in-work poverty ...

Sturgeon vows to keep winter fuel allowance in Scotland - as long as Westminster pays

Sturgeon vows to keep winter fuel allowance in Scotland - as long as Westminster pays
- As part of her key pledges aimed at older people, Ms Sturgeon said she will commit to "demanding the retention of the triple lock on the state pension", ...

Why The Global Fight For LGBT Equality Starts At Home

Why The Global Fight For LGBT Equality Starts At Home
- The research by International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex ... should make the LGBT community here in the UK sit up and take action.

4 Gay Things NOT To Do In Hamburg

4 Gay Things NOT To Do In Hamburg
- The gay scene is different in every city in every country around the world, ... Here our British modesty tends to be our downfall, but when in Rome ...

The best and worst places in Europe to be gay, mapped

The best and worst places in Europe to be gay, mapped
The UK is the third best place for gay people to live in Europe, according to a ... Northern Ireland pulls down the score for the rest of the UK, where the ...

Attacks on lesbians a hate crime

Attacks on lesbians a hate crime
- Virginia Magwaza, a member of the Other Foundation, an organisation that supports the LGBTI community in 13 African countries, said: “What has ...

Renewal in Brussels of the call for respect for the rights of LGBTI persons in the EU

Renewal in Brussels of the call for respect for the rights of LGBTI persons in the EU
- The 2013 call for a comprehensive EU-wide policy approach to LGBTI issues was renewed on Friday at noon in Brussels on the occasion of the 5th ...

A rainbow flag flies below the American flag at the US embassy in Macedonia.

A rainbow flag flies below the American flag at the US embassy in Macedonia.
- I am happy to reaffirm these messages because defending the equality of LGBTI persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights ...

An inglorious end but Glen did the State some service

An inglorious end but Glen did the State some service
- None of that takes away from Glen's remarkable success in achieving its stated objective of securing equal rights for LGBTI people in Ireland. When it ...

Croatia Ranks 11th for Gay Rights in Europe

Croatia Ranks 11th for Gay Rights in Europe
- In the ILGA annual review which measures the level of rights for LGBTI people in 49 European countries, Croatia has received a high ranking of 11th ...

Straight guy explains why everyone should support LGBTI rights

Straight guy explains why everyone should support LGBTI rights
- A ban on foreigners attending Singapore's Pride Rally prompted a local straight man to implore his heterosexual peers to get out and support LGBTI ...

5 reasons to visit Mexico's sparkling Riviera Nayarit region (including perfect gay beach town ...

5 reasons to visit Mexico's sparkling Riviera Nayarit region (including perfect gay beach town ...
- Elizabeth Taylor is the reason Puerto Vallarta is popular with gay men, locals tell me. She sparked its evolution from humble fishing village to ...

76 countries now have anti-homosexuality laws (or 72)

76 countries now have anti-homosexuality laws (or 72)
- Mozambique's LGBTI advocacy organization, Lambda, can celebrate the repeal of the country's anti-gay law, but it has not yet won its battle for official ...

Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg

Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg
- Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, an annual observance to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against LGBTI people.

Gay couple stabbed to death and shot at in homophobic attack in Honduras

Gay couple stabbed to death and shot at in homophobic attack in Honduras
- Sarmiento owned a gay bar called Adonis, but sold it for personal reasons a couple of months ago. He was well-known within the local LGBTI ...

Pride in Kuala Lumpur cancelled following religious complaints

Pride in Kuala Lumpur cancelled following religious complaints
- A three-day LGBTI event was organized by a group of students at Taylor's University, located near the nation's capital Kuala Lumpur. It was going to ...

This is what it's like to grow up gay in the Bible Belt

This is what it's like to grow up gay in the Bible Belt
- As part of the Bible Belt, this small town in East Texas isn't the most welcoming to LGBTI individuals. Kendall Phillips, Zach Smith, and Thomas ...


Why Facebook needs to take a stand against Neo-Nazis

Why Facebook needs to take a stand against Neo-Nazis
- Jessica Durling, another Canadian transwoman and LGBTI rights activist, is not new to this type of harassment either. A friend of Labelle's, Durling first ...

The Church of Scotland plans to back same-sex marriage

The Church of Scotland plans to back same-sex marriage
- On Thursday, 25 May, Kirk's General Assembly will be meeting in Edinburgh to discuss how the Church of Scotland can make amends with the LGBTI ...