Sex and Gender

  • 9 Nov 2009

    US Episcopal Bishop Stephen T. Lane of the Diocese of Maine has said he joins the "many Episcopalians [who] are deeply grieved" by Maine voters' rejection of that state's same-gender marriage law last week.

  • 6 Nov 2009

    Campaigners on HIV and AIDS have welcomed a decision by President Barack Obama to remove US entry restrictions based on HIV status and want others to follow his example.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The Anglican Communion must oppose legislation which dehumanises, fails to protect, and makes pastoral care impossible for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, says Colin Coward. This is a moment of truth.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    What Christians do, or fail to do, regarding the abusive new anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda will affect their ability to witness to a God who does not abandon the abused and exploited, says Savi Hensman.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    Diplomatics representatives from the US and France are the latest to condemn a recently tabled anti-gay Bill in Uganda, which calls for the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality".

  • 3 Nov 2009

    Two prominent Catholic theologians have strongly criticised attitudes influencing the church hierarchy over its stance on measures to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS.

  • 30 Oct 2009

    A new report about bisexual people in the workplace has triggered debate about wider recognition of bisexuality, leading to calls for churches, workplaces and other institutions not to ignore bisexuals.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    Those who disagree with the allegedly homophobic views of a Norwich resident suspected of a hate incident have spoken up for her right to express them. Her supporters, on the other hand, have generally not issued statements showing such generosity or understanding.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    Supporters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people's rights have expressed support for the freedom of those who criticise them, casting doubt on claims by a Christian group who suggested that gay rights activists are trying to stifle free speech.

  • 23 Oct 2009

    In what is being seen as a landmark decision, the Church of Sweden has formally agreed to recognise same-sex marriages and conduct gay weddings and blessings, becoming the first major church to do so.