Sex and Gender

  • 15 May 2009

    Church of Scotland members have been horrified by a hard-line minister’s attempt to equate the inclusion of gay people in the Church with Nazism, say those involved in preparing for the denomination's upcoming General Assembly.

  • 13 May 2009

    A major London conference this weekend will seek to show that people of faith and those with non-religious beliefs can be united in common purpose and action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination on grounds of sexuality and identity.

  • 11 May 2009

    ‘Men-women’ have become the criminalized ‘homosexuals’ of Senegal, a ‘gay’ man is left unburied, and the transsexual teenager lives with the medical diagnosis of ‘psychosis’, writesMelissa Conroy. So what is 'normal' and what part does religion play in defining it?

  • 7 May 2009

    The Anglican Consultative Council has been meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, writes Savi Hensman. But when will Christians really learn the harsh lessons about how hatred and homophobia are inimical to the Gospel?

  • 7 May 2009

    The Anglican Consultative Council heard a report on the Listening Process around the sexuality debate yesterday.

  • 27 Apr 2009

    Over 100 protestors including both gay and heterosexual Christians gathered in London on Saturday to demonstrate peacefully against a conference promoting ‘cures’ for lesbian and gay people.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a Catholic convert, has said that the Vatican should rethink its negative and "entrenched" attitudes towards homosexuality.

  • 6 Apr 2009

    Bishop Gene Robinson says that religion has been the biggest obstacle to full equality and dignity - but it can also make the biggest contribution to transforming the situation.

  • 3 Apr 2009

    The targeting and scapegoating of vulnerable groups can undermine the very values which are supposedly being defended, says Savi Hensman. She also sets out the strong Christian case against such practices.

  • 2 Apr 2009

    Zambian AIDS activist and Jesuit priest Michael Kelly has called for the decriminalisation of same-sex relations. He says laws banning homosexuality are fanning the spread of HIV.