Veteran basketball player Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete to play in a competitive game for a major US professional sports league.
Earlier on Sunday, he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
Collins entered the court at the start of the second quarter in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 35-year-old centre, who has played for five other NBA teams, was given a warm reception by the crowd. More …
Today is University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.
The Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project identified ‘5 Ways To Wellbeing’ that can help decrease mental health problems and enable people to flourish: http://goo.gl/ity8nF.
…Tell us how you keep well and what we can do as a university to improve wellbeing for each other. Our student centres have ‘suggestion’ boxes for your ideas, or e-mail them to email@example.com.
A celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest is one of two public events arranged by the LGBT Society to mark LGBT History month.
Taking this year’s theme as ‘music’, LGBT History Month is a national event that takes place every February, to mark and celebrate the lives and achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual people, who have often hidden themselves in society for their own safety and had their contributions ignored.
For 2014, the university will be taking part, providing an opportunity for LGBT staff, students and friends to discover how the university engages with LGBT issues and community-based activities, as well as the chance to network and socialise. More … http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2013/celebration-of-lbgt-history-month-at-greenwich
England women’s captain Casey Stoney says she is no longer “frightened” of what other people might think after coming out as gay. More … http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26112407
Today is the first ever Time to Talk Day: 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.
Find out more about the day here http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/talkday
Baroness Hale of Richmond, the most senior female judge in the United Kingdom, has launched a guest lecture series at the University of Greenwich’s School of Law.
The talk to students by Lady Hale, the first and only woman in the Supreme Court, marked the start of the series entitled Women in the Law. She also answered students’ questions about her career as a lawyer.
Lady Hale became a High Court Judge in 1994 and was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004. She is now the Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court. More http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2013/a2810-supreme-court-judge-launches-women-in-the-law-lectures
Our Champion for February is the rugby union referee Nigel Owens. Find out more about Nigel and his life here http://www.gre.ac.uk/offices/hr/e-and-d/our-inspirational-diversity-champion-of-the-month