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Monday, 20 November 2017

Older problem drinkers denied help, says report

Older problem drinkers denied help, says report
- The Drink Wise, Age Well - which runs programmes for older drinkers in Glasgow and four English and Welsh centres - said younger people were ...

Why we need to tackle the innovation generation gap

Why we need to tackle the innovation generation gap
- The demographics clearly show just how influential the older generation is, in terms of both numbers and spending. By 2030, the number of people across the world aged over 60 will rise a whopping 56% to 1.4bn, exceeding the number of 15- to 24-year-olds. In the UK, it's obvious to anyonea with only ...

SinnFein move to soften abortion policy is welcomed

SinnFein move to soften abortion policy is welcomed
- Sinn Fein delegates overwhelmingly supported a motion allowing abortion where "a woman's life, health or mental health is at risk" and in cases of ...

Chinese communities are experiencing an increase in racial harassment in the UK

Chinese communities are experiencing an increase in racial harassment in the UK
- are more likely to feel unsafe in public due to a fear of confrontation. And it's easy to see why when we read about hijabs being ripped off in public and other kinds of demeaning, abusive behaviours that target women. The fear of being abused, obviously, has a detrimental impact on mental health.

Mental health patients need better crisis care

Mental health patients need better crisis care
PATIENTS suffering a mental health crisis are still being placed in police cells because there are no available NHS-run places of safety. A report to the Brighton and Hove wellbeing board found the number of people having to be sectioned and taken into custody had fallen significantly. However it said ...

It's not just soldiers who get post-traumatic stress disorder – divorce brought mine on

It's not just soldiers who get post-traumatic stress disorder – divorce brought mine on
- Thousands upon thousands of soldiers have suffered with the disorder, tortured by the horrific scenes they've witnessed in battle. Yet, in 1980, PTSD gained official recognition as a mental health condition. No longer just a consequence of war, but a common anxiety disorder – so common that the NHS ...

In the UK, a man kills himself every two hours – as educationists, we cannot ignore these statistics'

In the UK, a man kills himself every two hours – as educationists, we cannot ignore these statistics'
- There are many reasons why, if you are female and middle-class, you are more able to speak openly, and in language that falls within the accepted and recognised canon, about your mental health. I do not believe, having worked in schools throughout the UK for the best part of a decade, that affluent ...

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'
- Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research. They also fuel risk seeking behaviour such as alcohol and drugs abuse, accidents, violence and antisocial behaviour - on top of rotting ...

Former senior member of Trump's Oklahoma campaign will plead guilty to child sex ...

Former senior member of Trump's Oklahoma campaign will plead guilty to child sex ...
- The former Republican senator, who campaigned on a “family values” platform and reportedly voted for bills that targeted the LGBT community, has agreed to the guilty plea in exchange for the dropping of three other charges – two of child pornography and one of the production of child pornography.

Rio's gay pride marches on despite conservative opposition

Rio's gay pride marches on despite conservative opposition
- Thousands of people marched, danced and celebrated in Rio de Janeiro's gay pride parade on Sunday, packing Copacabana Beach despite the ...

EastEnders wins a Gay Times Honour award in recognition of its LGBT storylines

EastEnders wins a Gay Times Honour award in recognition of its LGBT storylines
- The soap – which included the first gay kiss in a British soap in 1987 – has frequently set the bar for LGBTQ storytelling. It regularly features a fair ...

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys
- The Lagos state government said those detained had been engaging in "gay activities" and "permitting male persons to have carnal knowledge of ...

Thousands take to Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio's gay pride parade

Thousands take to Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio's gay pride parade
- Rio de Janeiro mayor Marcelo Crivella offered no city funding this year, but organisers said they financed festivities with the support of private sector businesses ...

Anti-LGBTQ politician 'looked for gay meet-ups on Craigslist'

Anti-LGBTQ politician 'looked for gay meet-ups on Craigslist'
- The anti-LGBTQ politician from Ohio who resigned after being outed as a gay man reportedly looked for sex on Craigslist. Wes Goodman was known for pushing anti-LGBT legislation and described himself as a Christian conservative with family values. In private he was reportedly sending and ...

It's been an intense year': Joel Creasey reflects on 2017 and admits writing his memoir was both ...

It's been an intense year': Joel Creasey reflects on 2017 and admits writing his memoir was both ...
- 'I was 16 and I was going to sit my parents down and say, 'mum and dad, I'm gay.' And they'd say, 'get out of here you homo,' and I was going to run away from home … and then two weeks later they'd come and find me on a street corner singing, 'It's a hard knock life,' The Herald Sun reported he said.

Paul Daniels' son sparks homophobia row as he calls Strictly Come Dancing fan 'gay and bitter'

Paul Daniels' son sparks homophobia row as he calls Strictly Come Dancing fan 'gay and bitter'
- The son of the magician Paul Daniels, who died last year, has sparked a homophobia row after he called a Twitter user 'gay and bitter'. The self-proclaimed 'motorbike nut' was chatting to fans of Strictly Come Dancing on Twitter, as his father's wife, Debbie McGee, is a contestant on the show.

While Goodman privately pursued men sexually, in public he was a staunch supporter of anti-LGBT ...

While Goodman privately pursued men sexually, in public he was a staunch supporter of anti-LGBT ...
- He was the second Ohio lawmaker to resign this month for allegations of inappropriate behavior, and his is the latest to hit the state's legislature since ...

Christian MP tells Australia to forget about gay marriage and focus on catching killer crocodiles

Christian MP tells Australia to forget about gay marriage and focus on catching killer crocodiles
- An Australian MP will put gay marriage to the back of his mind while he focuses on a more pressing issue: catching killer crocodiles. Last week introduced a bill that would lead to historic legislation paving the way for marriage equality. It came after more than 61% of the country voted to change the law ...

Legendary drag queen and trans trailblazer dies aged 79

 Legendary drag queen and trans trailblazer dies aged 79
- A legend not only in the drag community, but in the whole Gay community," one commenter stated. "Rest in Power, another person wrote. In a Dazed profile from 2014, Sabrina said: "Life is a learning situation, that's how we walk. I think my grandmother was right, in that you can walk down Madison ...


Who is Jack Maynard and what is he famous for?

Who is Jack Maynard and what is he famous for?
- Nope, Jack Maynard hasn't identified himself as gay or bisexual. He's apparently looking for love, or at the very least, keeping his options open whilst ...

Republican Roy Moore fights sex scandal with help of homophobic supporters

Republican Roy Moore fights sex scandal with help of homophobic supporters
- The event also revealed an aggressive strain of homophobia rarely seen in mainstream politics - in recent years, at least. Mr Moore first caught the attention of many in the LGBT community after describing homosexual conduct as "an inherent evil against which children must be protected" in a 2002 child ...

Anti-LGBT and pro-marriage lawmaker who advocated 'natural union' between a man ...

Anti-LGBT and pro-marriage lawmaker who advocated 'natural union' between a man ...
- Anti-LGBT and pro-marriage lawmaker who advocated 'natural union' between a man and a woman led a secret life as a gay man, made ...

LGBTI Activists Are Reclaiming Rwanda, One Neighborhood...

LGBTI Activists Are Reclaiming Rwanda, One Neighborhood...
- Rwandans fight to make their country the safest place in East Africa for LGBTI people.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security
- Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital. The ban.