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Friday, 23 February 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn renews calls for LGBTQ-inclusive sex education to be introduced in ...

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn renews calls for LGBTQ-inclusive sex education to be introduced in ...
- While women are almost twice as likely to be victims of domestic abuse as men, LGBT charity Stonewall says gay men are more vulnerable still as 49 percent of gay and bisexual men in the UK report experiencing at least one incident of domestic abuse from a family member or partner since the age of ...

Uneducated are four times more likely to be jobless

Uneducated are four times more likely to be jobless
- The CSO said that Irish people had a “consistently lower” rate of educational attainment compared with those from the UK and other EU member states. About 44 per cent of Irish people aged between 25 and 64 had a third-level education at the end of June. This compares with 56 per cent in the UK and ...

Catholics pray for free schools miracle

Catholics pray for free schools miracle
- Scrapping the cap would go against both public opinion and what academic evidence and history warn about creating religious silos in the school system.” Humanists UK also criticised the move, and wrote to Robert Halfon, chair of the parliamentary education committee, demanding an inquiry.

Trump's language on school shooter's mental health could be harmful, experts say

Trump's language on school shooter's mental health could be harmful, experts say
- Violent murders by people with a mental diagnosis did not go up when large institutions in the United States and the UK were closed, said Diana Rose, a professor of user-led research who studies mental health at King's College London. "You cannot solve the problem by locking people up. It is just ..

Trump says teachers who carry guns at school should get bonuses for keeping their students safe

Trump says teachers who carry guns at school should get bonuses for keeping their students safe
- Since the Parkland shooting last week, Trump has repeatedly blamed mental health care deficiencies for the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, and suggested that giving teachers guns could reduce deaths. Those teachers, Mr Trump suggested Thursday, should get some extra cash if ...

The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'OK'

The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'OK'
- An inquiry into the impact of social media and screen use on young people's health was announced this week by UK MPs, who hope to separate ... review of existing research into the effects of digital technology on children's psychological wellbeing, including happiness, mental health and social life.

Anti-depressants really DO work scientists discover – but some are better than others

Anti-depressants really DO work scientists discover – but some are better than others
- Worrying statics reveal that one on four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. A further 17 out of 100 people feel so low that they suffer with suicidal thoughts. Many people misunderstand conditions like depression and think it's something that happens to other people.

How does someone get sectioned under the Mental Health Act and what does it mean?

How does someone get sectioned under the Mental Health Act and what does it mean?
Mental health treatment is one of the toughest areas of medicine - and it can be even tougher when the person concerned does not realise they need some help. For that reason there is a system known as sectioning which, when need be, allows medical professionals who have interviewed and ...

Folk singer Donovan Woods releases pro-gay music video

Folk singer Donovan Woods releases pro-gay music video
- The video for Burn That Bridge features an interracial gay couple falling in and out of love with one another. Donovan Woods has released a stunning, choreo-filled pro-gay music video for his new single Burn That Bridge. The folk song – which focuses on a same-sex couple – tells the story of two good ...

A suit startup's new ads features two men kissing — and some people are furious

A suit startup's new ads features two men kissing — and some people are furious
- The Amsterdam-based suit startup Suitsupply debuted its new "Find your perfect fit," ad campaign, which prominently features gay imagery. Some followers of Suitsupply on social media have voiced opposition to the gay-centric images. The brand said it lost 12,000 followers on Instagram overnight.

The outpouring of grief for evangelist Billy Graham is disturbing given his homophobic views

The outpouring of grief for evangelist Billy Graham is disturbing given his homophobic views
- Being gay is not an illness, yet to this day gay people in the UK are still offered “therapies” to cure themselves. This often involves electroshock, starvation and prayer therapy. This dangerous practice is not yet illegal in the UK, despite all major psychological bodies ruling it not only ineffective but also ...

Why you should watch Netflix's Queer Eye with the men in your life

Why you should watch Netflix's Queer Eye with the men in your life
- There are gay guys, straight guys, married-with-kids guys, but there's one thing that unites them: they need a lil' help in their personal life. Whether that's coming out .... "In a recent report, The Samaritans noted men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women in the UK. Psychologists have ...

Sally Field's son Sam Greisman apologises for 'embarrassing' Adam Rippon set-up

Sally Field's son Sam Greisman apologises for 'embarrassing' Adam Rippon set-up
- Greisman first spoke about how meaningful it was for him to see Rippon be openly and proudly gay at the Olympics, in front of the world. “I hate being earnest but an openly, 'non-passing', sassy, beautiful gay 20-something daring America not to love him and becoming the sweetheart of the Olympic ...



Sinn Féin tells UK Parliament to pass equal marriage for Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin tells UK Parliament to pass equal marriage for Northern Ireland
- Sinn Féin has given tentative backing to a proposal to legislate in the UK Parliament for equal marriage in Northern Ireland, after the collapse of power-sharing. Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK that continues to ban same-sex marriage, due to opposition from the ultra-conservative ...

AJ from Netflix's Queer Eye is engaged to his boyfriend and it's the best news

AJ from Netflix's Queer Eye is engaged to his boyfriend and it's the best news
- Just when you thought Queer Eye couldn't get any more heartwarming, cute couple AJ and Drey are now set to tie the knot after getting engaged. The pair appeared on an uplifting episode which saw AJ come out to his stepmother, telling her: 'I just feel really good about him. I thinking about possibly ...

Who is Brent Corrigan? The gay pornstar at the heart of the King Cobra murder

Who is Brent Corrigan? The gay pornstar at the heart of the King Cobra murder
- While some of the stars of gay porn are nameless to fans who may know their features like the back of their hand, that's certainly not true of Brent Corrigan. As with the likes of Sasha Grey and Jenna Jameson, Brent Corrigan has broken through the niche of adult films to be a legitimate mainstream star, ...

The outpouring of grief for evangelist Billy Graham is disturbing given his homophobic views

The outpouring of grief for evangelist Billy Graham is disturbing given his homophobic views
- There was nobody like him!” Such reverence is quite peculiar, especially considering some of the views which Graham propounded in the name of his religion. Let's consider for a moment his attitude towards gay people, illustrated rather well by an exchange of letters in 1974. A woman wrote to Graham, ...

Homophobic crackdowns last year were chilling, but more than ever people are rising against them

Homophobic crackdowns last year were chilling, but more than ever people are rising against them
- The victims reported that they were tortured in order to force them to 'out' others. The NGO Russian LGBT Network laid out in harrowing detail the dehumanising ordeal these men faced. They were subjected to severe beatings, electrocution, sleep deprivation. They were denied food and water, forced to ...

As A Bisexual Man I Wish There Were More Role Models For Me To Look Up To

As A Bisexual Man I Wish There Were More Role Models For Me To Look Up To
- It's LGBT History Month, a celebration and mark of respect to the courageous LGBT people who've got us this far. It's also a call to action, a reminder that we must improve the lives of LGBT people, to pass on the baton in a better state than we received it to the next generation of queer people.

Fox News pundit rages against gay parents on air

Fox News pundit rages against gay parents on air
- Fox News invited the head of the Catholic League to attack gay parents on air last night. The right-wing media outlet invited Bill Donohue, an anti-LGBT lobbyist and President of the Catholic League, to discuss a lawsuit against the Trump administration from a lesbian couple who were seeking to foster a ...

LGBT sex education – Corbyn backs classroom changes

LGBT sex education – Corbyn backs classroom changes
- During his appearance on the podcast, which was covered by the Gay Times, Corbyn asserted that he is fully behind a reform of the way sex, especially gay sex, is taught in schools. “Sex education should involve same-sex as well as heterosexual relationships – it's about relationships.” “Too much of it ...

A Rose by Any Other Name Still Has Thorns – The Anguish of Reparative Therapy

A Rose by Any Other Name Still Has Thorns – The Anguish of Reparative Therapy
- Sometimes referred to as conversion therapy, reparative therapy has also been referred to as gay conversion therapy in the past. However, as the title states, a rose by any other name still has thorns and reparative therapy, no matter what you call it, is the cause of anguish for anyone subjected to this ...

Jeremy Corbyn: Same-sex sex education should be introduced in schools

Jeremy Corbyn: Same-sex sex education should be introduced in schools
The Labour leader made the proposal during a conversation with the Gay Times and LGBTQ podcast Homo Sapiens – hosted by singer Will Young and music video director Chris Sweeney – as part of LGBT History Month. - Advertisement -. It comes as the new Secretary of State for Education, Damian ...

Leave no one behind": LGBT inclusion in development

Leave no one behind": LGBT inclusion in development
UK Government official, Eastern Africa (Stonewall Interview). 72 countries criminalise same-sex relationships. In 45, the law applies to women as well as men. Most governments deny trans people the right to legally change their name and gender. The situation is not just legal inequality. LGBT people ...