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Monday, 29 May 2017

Number of students dropping out of UK universities due to mental health problems trebles

Number of students dropping out of UK universities due to mental health problems trebles
- The number of students leaving university because of mental health problems increased by 210 per cent in five years, The Guardian reported.

Prince Harry and Barack Obama meet to discuss mental health and Manchester bombing at ...

Prince Harry and Barack Obama meet to discuss mental health and Manchester bombing at ...
- FORMER US president Barack Obama has offered his condolences to victims of the Manchester terror attack during a meeting with Prince Harry.

Mental Health Awareness Is Alright, But We Need Action

Mental Health Awareness Is Alright, But We Need Action
- I used to have a day job teaching about sustainability. Sustainability has now been enshrined as key buzzword of our modern age, and through ...

Theresa May's dementia tax U-turn will deepen the crisis facing poorer people 'without assets ...

Theresa May's dementia tax U-turn will deepen the crisis facing poorer people 'without assets ...
- That risks a disastrous increase in the 1.2 million older people already not receiving the help they need, after £4.6bn of cuts to town-hall spending on ...

Senior figures on campaign trail

Senior figures on campaign trail
- Last year, it was 3.9 million in Britain, 4.1 million this year and it's going to rise according to all forecasts to 5.1 million children by 2022 - more poverty ...

Gordon Brown slams SNP and Tories as 'collaborators' in rising child poverty

Gordon Brown slams SNP and Tories as 'collaborators' in rising child poverty
- Last year, it was 3.9 million in Britain, 4.1 million this year and it's going to rise according to all forecasts to 5.1 million children by 2022 – more poverty ...

City kids could be at higher risk of developing mental health issues in adulthood

City kids could be at higher risk of developing mental health issues in adulthood
- Kids who live in cities are more likely to develop mental health issues as they ... Carried out by researchers from King's College London, UK, and Duke ...

Racism is a big problem in the gay community, survey finds

Racism is a big problem in the gay community, survey finds
- 'I'm more conscious of my skin color than my sexuality,' says Gerry, a 35-year old mixed race man from Glasgow, UK. 'People comment more on my ...

Church of Scotland edging towards gay marriage

Church of Scotland edging towards gay marriage
- The development follows the appointment of the first openly gay minister Rev Scott Rennie in 2009, and last year's decision to allow ministers to be in ...

New service launched for young people

New service launched for young people
- Young people will be able to access one-to-one support work and regular groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and unsure young people between the ages of 11 -19 years old.
Primarily the space will be a safe environment for young people to come together and get involved in fun and creative activities supported by a team of LGBT identified Youth Support Workers and trained volunteers.
Evidence suggests that young people identifying as LGBT can experience significant mental health and wellbeing issues in their lives.
After consulting with the community of LGBT young people and stakeholders in West Sussex, we know that they are unable to access the support they need locally, with Brighton being the only provision available in Sussex.

Hong Kong equality watchdog 'could do better' to protect LGBT minorities

Hong Kong equality watchdog 'could do better' to protect LGBT minorities
- The equality watchdog for Honk Kong has said that he feels he “could do better” in protecting LGBT and ethnic minorities. Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, ...

Tory accepts funding from controversial 'gay cure' church

Tory accepts funding from controversial 'gay cure' church
- A Tory hoping to be reelected in a marginal seat accepted donations from an organisation which funds controversial gay 'cure' therapy. Caroline ...

30 outrageous pics of the best dressed people at Birmingham Pride

30 outrageous pics of the best dressed people at Birmingham Pride
- We support our LGBT leaders and our young people too, it's a fully inclusive programme. “We've always brought young people with us to the parade ...

10 LGBT+ TV shows you need to add to your binge list

10 LGBT+ TV shows you need to add to your binge list
- It focuses on the friendship between Will, a gay lawyer, and Grace, a straight ... It was quite rare to see LGBT take such prominence in the form of a soap ... in the UK, was a huge success and a staple for within the LGBT+ community.

Hungarian President Viktor Orban hosts notorious anti-LGBT hate group

Hungarian President Viktor Orban hosts notorious anti-LGBT hate group
- Hungarian President Viktor Orbán has sparked controversy after hosting a notorious anti-LGBT organisation in Budapest. The US-based International ...

White House sparks homophobia row after excluding first gentleman of Luxembourg from photo ...

White House sparks homophobia row after excluding first gentleman of Luxembourg from photo ...
- The post attracted many angry comments from Facebook users who questioned why Mr Destenay, the only homosexual in the picture, had been ...

Grindr is now owned by a Chinese gaming company

Grindr is now owned by a Chinese gaming company
- Grindr has now been bought by a Chinese gaming company, meaning it is not under the LGBT ownership anymore. In 2016 Grindr's founder Joel ...

22 glorious images of beautiful Birmingham Pride

22 glorious images of beautiful Birmingham Pride
- The first major Pride festival of the UK season, Birmingham Pride, is taking place today and tomorrow in England’s second city.
It does so amid heightened security concerns following the bombing of an Arianna Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Following that attack, in which 22 people died, authorities have placed the UK’s security threat at ‘critical’. Additional security is in place at big public events taking place over the long weekend.


White House omits name of Luxembourg leader's gay husband, fixes it after backlash

White House omits name of Luxembourg leader's gay husband, fixes it after backlash
- The official White House Facebook page uploaded a photo of the First Wives at the NATO conference, naming all in attendance except the husband of out-gay Luxembourg prime minister.
Gauthier Destenay is the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, but was omitted from the Facebook caption.
In an annual NATO tradition, the First Wives of world leaders at the conference pose for a photo together. This year, Destenay became the first gay man in the First Wives photo.


Tel Aviv releases bisexual anthem to coincide with its bisexual-themed LGBTI Pride

Tel Aviv releases bisexual anthem to coincide with its bisexual-themed LGBTI Pride
- In honor of this, the organizers of Tel Aviv Pride have released an official music video for the event to kick off Pride month. The song, 'Blonde ...


United Nations official concerned over Indonesia's treatment of LGBT people

United Nations official concerned over Indonesia's treatment of LGBT people
- The Police Chief's announcement has been slammed by LGBTI rights groups in Indonesia. “Police have a mandate to follow the law. They are not the ...

Amnesty International: Australia's long wait for marriage equality is embarrassing

Amnesty International: Australia's long wait for marriage equality is embarrassing
- “The judges have said yes to marriage equality. This is a huge step forward for LGBTI rights in Taiwan and will resonate across Asia,” said Tassi.

Conservative MP Caroline Ansell linked to 'gay cure' organization

Conservative MP Caroline Ansell linked to 'gay cure' organization
- In 2009, CARE came under fire for links to conversion therapy practices for LGBTI people, effectively trying to turn them straight. After the allegations ...

United Airlines forced to apologise to gay dad falsely accused of molesting his own son

United Airlines forced to apologise to gay dad falsely accused of molesting his own son
- United Airlines is embroiled in yet another scandal after a gay father was falsely ... In a Facebook post for their gay parenting blog DADsquared , Mr ...