Category - homophobia

  • 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.

  • 17 May 2010

    Campaigns against prejudice and celebrations of equality will take place around the world today as part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

  • 6 May 2010

    For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.

  • 5 May 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • 3 May 2010

    Philip Lardner, Tory candidate for Ayrshire North and Aaron, recently argued that homosexuality is not “normal”. David Cameron immediately announced that he would be removed as a Conservative candidate.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    This week it was revealed that the Christian Party's candidate for Croydon Central, James Gitau, was a member of the far-right British National Party