Category - LGBT

  • January 26, 2011

    Last week brought another high-profile “Gays v. Christians” story. A court in Bristol ruled against Christian guest house owners who had denied a room to a gay couple. The coverage reinforced the notion that “Christians” and “gays” are two mutually exclusive groups that are implacably opposed to each other.

  • January 11, 2011

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that freedom of speech includes the right of people to say things that offend both him and others.

  • January 5, 2011

    An Episcopalian bishop in the US has thanked God for the institution of marriage while officiating at the wedding of two lesbian priests in Boston.

  • January 1, 2011

    For some activists, resisting the government's cuts means abandoning other campaigns, such as the struggle for queer rights and same-sex marriage. But they are making a false distinction. Issues of marriage and sexuality are closely linked to questions of power and money.

  • December 31, 2010

    The British Humanist Association has welcomed a UN vote reinstating sexual orientation in a resolution on discriminatory killings.

  • December 24, 2010

    Since announcing my pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia two weeks ago, I've been delighted, excited and humbled to receive so many messages of encouragement and support.

  • December 21, 2010

    Four same-sex couples and four mixed-sex couples have begun a legal challenge to secure equal rights to marriage and civil partnership in the UK.

  • December 18, 2010

    Following a manslaughter conviction this week, human rights groups have warned that homophobic hate crime continues to be a serious problem in the UK.

  • December 10, 2010

    A Christian writer and activist has announced that he plans to walk from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobic attitudes.

  • December 10, 2010

    When I became a Christian, I mistakenly accepted homophobic views and campaigned against same-sex relationships. I'm appalled that I did this. Now I'm planning to walk from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance.