Category - homophobia

  • 9 Oct 2009

    Not for the first time, the Daily Mail has got rather confused about Christian values.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    The Board of Deputies of British Jews has written to Tory leader David Cameron “seeking assurances” about the Conservative Party’s links with allegedly anti-Semitic politicians from Poland and Latvia.

  • 6 Oct 2009

    The Muslim commentator Inayat Bunglawala has called on the Muslim community to be more supportive of its gay and lesbian members. He suggested that "Muslim and some Christian communities" were not showing "respect and tolerance".

  • 2 Oct 2009

    The Vatican's representative at the United Nations has shocked listeners by suggesting that there could be more child abuse within Protestant and Jewish communities than in the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 22 Sep 2009

    A hearing into allegations that a teacher promoted racist views in the classroom has been delayed after police cited fears of violence. Adam Walker is accused of promoting hostility to asylum-seekers, gay people and Muslims.

  • 11 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister has issued an apology for the homophobic hounding of the wartime codebreaker Alan Turing. He was driven to suicide in the 1950s by criminal prosecution and “medical treatment” imposed in response to his sexuality.

  • 1 Sep 2009

    The Anglican Communion's first openly gay bishop has received a standing ovation at the Greenbelt festival in Cheltenham. Gene Robinson's call for a sexual ethic based on integrity and trust was greeted with prolonged applause.

  • 30 Aug 2009

    The Greenbelt Christian festival in Cheltenham has attracted over 15,000 participants despite attacks from conservative campaigners opposed to the invitation of a gay bishop.

  • 10 Aug 2009

    Human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe believe they have a 50:50 chance of seeing the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual people protected in the country's new constitution. This would overturn existing Zimbabwean law.

  • 31 Jul 2009

    The Quakers have become the first major denomination in Britain to endorse same-sex marriage, putting themselves in conflict with the law. Their example is an inspiration to people in other denominations struggling for equality.