World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

    World Suicide Prevention Day 2018   Gay Times has teamed up with the Years & Years frontman for a new campaign to encourage LGBTQ youth to discuss issues surrounding their mental health more openly. The Flag We Shouldn’t Be Proud Of raises awareness of the harrowing statistics surrounded mental health around LGBTQ youth. In a call to action, […]

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LGBT Domestic Violence/Abuse

LGBT Domestic Violence/Abuse   The UK Home Office defines domestic violence and abuse as: ‘Any incident, or pattern of incidents, of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.’ Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following: […]

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Mental Health News & Updates

Mental Health News & Updates   Mental health: a state of well-being Updated August 2014 Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. The […]

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Mental Health: Closeted Teens More Than Twice As Likely To Attempt Suicide

Examples of individuals who are classified with sexual orientation discordance include people who either identified as gay or lesbian but had sexual contact with only the opposite sex or with both sexes, or individuals who identified as heterosexual but had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes. According to the CDC’s Francis Annor, sexual orientation discordance in young […]

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Mental health – It’s time to talk.

    Mental health – It’s time to talk. 11:03 31st January 2017 by Tom Knight   Anxiety, depression, suicide. Three things that seem to be hitting our community hard. Over the last few months I’ve seen so many stories of people speaking out, I’m pleased mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves, it’s about time. The world is changing, […]

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The Victorians Surprisingly Liberal Attitude Towards Gay Men

The Victorians’ surprisingly liberal attitude towards gay men     The famous imprisonment of author Oscar Wilde in 1895 for being a homosexual paints a picture of sexual repression and hostility towards same-sex relationships in 19th-century England. But the largest ever survey of court cases relating to the criminalisation of gay men has revealed a surprisingly relaxed attitude towards homosexuality […]

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