Austerity measures are harming the LGBT community’s mental health | PinkNews

A report, by NatCen social research on behalf of UNISON, has revealed that financial cuts and reduced access to services are resulting in LGBT mental health care being left by the wayside. In 2015, funding from the NHS to provide mental health services had fallen by 8.25 per cent over the course of the last… Continue reading Austerity measures are harming the LGBT community’s mental health | PinkNews

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Online homophobia spiked with Trump’s win | PinkNews

The homophobia monitor, nohomophobes.com, showed a huge spike on US election day and the days shortly after. This broke the downward trend of homophobic language found on Twitter in the run up to the election. The website records every use of terms “faggot”, “no homo”, “so gay” and “dyke” to display the prolific use of… Continue reading Online homophobia spiked with Trump’s win | PinkNews

Amsterdam’s new monument will countdown the days until the world is HIV and AIDS free | PinkNews

The Dutch Capital has unveiled the abacus that is counting down to the day the world will be free of HIV and AIDS. The sculpture is called “Living by numbers” and designed by the gay, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. A spokesperson said: “The monument is a beacon of hope and support to anyone living with… Continue reading Amsterdam’s new monument will countdown the days until the world is HIV and AIDS free | PinkNews

In the wake of Trump’s win there has been a ceremony in recognition of black, gay men | PinkNews

The Native Son Awards was created by Emil Wilbekin, a journalist and activist, to show how black, gay men have contributed in media, entertainment and social activism. Mr Wilbekin said: “with the election, it’s even more important to make sure that black men, no matter what their sexual identity, are seen and heard.” He added… Continue reading In the wake of Trump’s win there has been a ceremony in recognition of black, gay men | PinkNews

Katie Hopkins does not understand why HIV-prevention drugs are being offered on the NHS | PinkNews

LBC presenter Katie Hopkins is furious about the NHS funding HIV-preventing PrEP drugs. The contentious presenter thinks it is “utterly bonkers” because “Why would we be funding a drug so that promiscuous people are at less risk of HIV?” This comes after the news that 10,000 gay men are to be offered a trial of… Continue reading Katie Hopkins does not understand why HIV-prevention drugs are being offered on the NHS | PinkNews

A trans woman’s Twitter tirade against Donald Trump has gone viral | PinkNews

Danielle Muscato who defines herself as an “atheist, civil rights activist, musician and trans woman” launched a twitter tirade against Donald Trump after his ironic tweet about Saturday Night Live’s latest skit. SNL’s latest skit took to the subject of Trump’s tweeting habits, humorously showing him retweet random people in a security briefing. He responded… Continue reading A trans woman’s Twitter tirade against Donald Trump has gone viral | PinkNews

Tory minister supports campaign for LGBT issues to be taught in schools | PinkNews

David Mundell, the first openly gay, Tory cabinet minister, supports a campaign for LGBT issues to be taught in Scottish schools. He gave his support to Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) who have said they will tackle the high rates of bullying young LGBT people experience. Mr Mundell, The secretary of state for Scotland said:… Continue reading Tory minister supports campaign for LGBT issues to be taught in schools | PinkNews