Category - homophobia

  • 6 Dec 2009

    The election of the Anglican Communion's first openly lesbian bishop has been questioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who continues to face criticism for not speaking out publicly against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has nearly commented on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    A cardinal's attack on gay, lesbian and transgendered people appears to have caused friction at the top of the Roman Catholic Church, with the Vatican taking the unusual step of formally distancing itself from his more extreme comments.

  • 2 Dec 2009

    The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a test of sincerity for British Christians who hold a "traditional" view on sexuality but say that they are not prejudiced. Some have lived up to the test by condemning the Bill while others remain silent.

  • 26 Nov 2009

    Uganda's Christians are split over the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, with some clergy protesting to the government while others are writing in favour of it. A committee of the Ugandan Parliament has this week begun debating the Bill.

  • 25 Nov 2009

    I had an inspiring evening yesterday while representing Ekklesia at the launch of Cutting Edge, a coalition of faith groups, human rights campaigns, trades unions and others aimed at promoting equalit

  • 25 Nov 2009

    A range of faith groups, human rights campaigns, trades unions and other organisations have launched the Cutting Edge consortium to oppose calls for "religous opt-outs" from the Equality Bill currently going through Parliament.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    A heterosexual couple are planning legal action after their application for a civil partnership was rejected this morning. They say that both civil marriage and civil partnership should be options for any couple, whether same-sex or mixed-sex.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    A former soldier who fled the US army following homophobic persecution is appealing for asylum in Canada. Bethany Smith says she received death threats and was repeatedly assaulted after other soldiers discovered her sexuality.

  • 18 Nov 2009

    Sexual minorities in Africa have become 'collateral damage' in church conflicts as US conservative evangelicals and those opposing gay priests, ministers and bishops within mainline Protestant denominations woo Africans.