Category - homophobia

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Yesterday's Pride festival in London was one of the deepest spiritual experiences I've had for some time. Prayer, protest, witness and celebration are often at their most meaningful in unfamiliar contexts.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Over a hundred Christians were greeted with cheers and applause yesterday as they joined the Pride festival in London wearing T-shirts declaring “Christian and Proud”.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    Listening to certain Christians, you would think that opposition to homosexuality is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith. But this year, as a small group of Christians turn up to protest against the Pride festival in central London, they will be easily outnumbered by the Christians who are participating in Pride, celebrating diverse sexuality as a gift from God.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    A gay Malawian couple released from prison following international campaigning have announcing they are splitting up. Their decision has been attributed to homophobic pressure.

  • 25 May 2010

    Supporters of the Greenbelt festival have rejected suggestions that the inclusion of Peter Tatchell amongst the speakers will leave children at risk of abuse.

  • 23 May 2010

    New research suggests that asylum-seekers who have persecuted because of sexual orientation are being routinely deported due to systemic discrimination in the UK's asylum system.

  • 20 May 2010

    Human rights advocates have reacted with revulsion at the decision of a Malawian court to imprison Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga for being a same-sex couple.

  • 18 May 2010

    A Malawian court has triggered outrage after convicting a same-sex couple of a criminal offence for going through a traditional engagement ceremony.

  • 18 May 2010

    Some Christians throw around the word "sin" fairly unthinkingly, while others have become rather embarrassed by it. To talk about "sin" clearly and justly, we need to address the confusion of both society and churches around two major issues - sex and violence.

  • 17 May 2010

    Charges against a Christian street preacher who condemned homosexuality have been dropped, shortly after a gay rights campaigner offered to testify in his defence.