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Nearly half of queer 14-year-olds in the UK ‘have self-harmed’ ·

Nearly half of queer 14-year-olds in the UK ‘have self-harmed’ · | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Good Childhood Report 2018 by the Children’s Society, in partnership with the University of York, used data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) collected in 2015 from around 11,000 respondents to explore the mental wellbeing of 14 year olds.

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ESRC funds the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL.

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Local Authorities compliance with equality duties declines

Local Authorities compliance with equality duties declines | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A study carried out by researchers at University of Brighton challenges the assumption that good progress is being made on equalities.
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Article cites Liveable Lives which is an ESRC-funded project 

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Lesbians, gays and bisexuals less satisfied with life, new report shows

A major study of sexual minorities in the UK and Australia shows that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are significantly less satisfied with their lives than heterosexuals.

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This research uses data from the ESRC's UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Are we moving towards a world beyond gay and straight?

Alfred Kinsey was right about the sexuality continuum - and maybe the world is finally realising this.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’

Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study conducted at the University of Liverpool has reported on the lack of "safe spaces" and specialist care for LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK.

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This research is being presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event

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Does an Improved Quality of Life Always Lead to LGBTQ Rights?

Does an Improved Quality of Life Always Lead to LGBTQ Rights? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, the Overseas Development Institute held a conversation on LGBTQ rights and international aid. The most surprising statement came from former Ghanaian Minister of Information Elizabeth Ohene, who opposed LGBTQ rights in international aid by using a specious overgeneralization. 

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The article quotes figures from the ESRC-funded European Social Survey.

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Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says

Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study shows pro-unionist Protestants aged under 40 turned off by ultra-conservative attitudes on gay rights and abortion
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Article cites ESRC funded research by the University of Liverpool

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WONDERKID: Director and star discuss film about gay footballer

WONDERKID: Director and star discuss film about gay footballer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

This week, the trailer was released for a new short film called 'WONDERKID' which focuses on a young professional footballer whose sexuality is threatening to alienate him from the game he loves.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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Is 10 per cent of the population really gay?

Is 10 per cent of the population really gay? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alfred Kinsey’s claim that 10 per cent of adults were homosexual was flawed. But recent surveys suggest that, in terms of behaviour, his statistic may be roughly true.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Poll reveals that LGBT students are voting Green

Poll reveals that LGBT students are voting Green | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For now the Green party are an obvious choice for students wanting change. Fears of climate change and the scrapping of tuition fees, social welfare policies, high representation of women and LGBT candidates are all reasons why.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC British Election Study

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Kayla S's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:29 PM

Here is how voter participation is coming around because, people are finding various ways to participate in voting.

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Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women

Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Manchester’s women who love women will be breaking the mould as The Sapphormation Festival returns to the city next month.

The festival is a two day event from November 1-2 of activity, discussion, live events and good food.

This main aim is to offer a safe and eclectic space for local lesbians to try out new things and explore key issues and ideas relevant to women today.

A Sapphormation spokeswoman: “With few places and events dedicated and tailored for Women who love Women, Sapphormation Festival 2014 offers one of those unique spaces.
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Event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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