Category - LGBT

  • 6 Nov 2013

    A 'safe space' created for dialogue on human sexuality featured stories of pain, exclusion and violence at the WCC Assembly.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The issue of equality for all people has been raised at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly by a group of LGBT activists.

  • 29 Sep 2013

    Serbia's decision to ban the Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the country’s own law and constitution.

  • 17 Sep 2013

    The TUC has launched a new guide for union representatives on combating homophobia in the workplace.

  • 5 Sep 2013

    What are the prospects for equality in a Scotland that either strikes out towards independence or remains within the United Kingdom?

  • 15 Aug 2013

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has admitted his concerns about having let LGBT people down during his time in office.

  • 17 Jun 2013

    As if there weren’t enough groups already campaigning against same-sex marriage – such as the Coalition for Marriage and Keep Marriage Special – today (17 June) sees the launch of another one. It’s called “Gay Marriage, No Thanks” (yes, really; that’s the organisation’s name).

  • 14 Jun 2013

    As a law to allow equal marriage in England and Wales reaches committee stage in the House of Lords, those most strongly opposed are still trying to weaken or block it. Despite large majorities for the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill in the Lords and earlier House of Commons, some peers have put forward amendments which would delay or undermine marriage equality.

  • 8 Jun 2013

    Some people may be understandably confused about the Church of England’s position on same-sex partnerships and equal marriage. Official statements, the publicly-voiced views of senior clergy and broader opinions among church members point in different directions. Part of this is to do with realism, but shifts in understanding also play a part.

  • 31 May 2013

    Two rural congreagtions say they will vote to leave the Church of Scotland over possible further ordinations of lesbian and gay ministers. In truth, the landscape is changing, says Simon Barrow. Larger numbers may well stay or join the Kirk if it ends its rejection of same-sex relationships, than will leave for the same reason. The refuseniks are looking back, not forward.