Category - homophobia

  • March 3, 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide awake.

  • March 3, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Lithuania to remove restrictions on the distribution of public information about the rights of LGBT people decreed in a new law.

  • March 3, 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.

  • March 1, 2010

    Large numbers of gay Roman Catholics attempted to participate in mass yesterday in the Dutch city of Den Bosch. The attempt followed Church decisions to exclude gay people from the sacrament.

  • February 22, 2010

    Campaigners have demonstrated outside a conference in Northern Ireland which promoted “therapy” for people attracted to members of their own sex and suggested they could be "saved" from homosexuality.

  • February 19, 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed a decision by the international Scouting body to question the Ugandan wing of their movement about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill proposed by the country’s chief Scout.

  • February 17, 2010

    The bishops of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa say they are deeply disturbed by the debate among Ugandan lawmakers and clergy of a draft law that seeks to criminalise homosexuality.

  • February 16, 2010

    The World Organisation of the Scout Movement is under pressure to denounce the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, given that the Bill’s proposer, David Bahati, is Chief of the Scout Board of Uganda.

  • February 9, 2010

    All too often, ineffective or dangerous remedies no longer saleable in the West are exported to Africa, says Savi Hensman. The notion that homosexuality can be 'cured' is just one example. Christians should not be implicated in the suffering and abuse that results.

  • February 9, 2010

    Hundreds of campaigners in the UK have resolved to work against the growth of 'conversion therapy', which aims to 'cure' people of attraction to their own sex. An undercover investigation has triggered widespread outrage at the movement’s methods.