Category - gay

  • December 22, 2012

    In the wake of historic victories for LGBT supporters in last month's US elections, USA Today/Gallup polls find growing acceptance among Americans.

  • May 9, 2011

    A chaplain running a dedicated helpline for gay farmers has received a steady number of calls from men struggling to cope with their sexuality.

  • March 1, 2011

    A foster couple opposed to homosexuality who said they were being discriminated against because of their Christian beliefs, have had their High Court claim rejected.

  • November 18, 2010

    An EU commissioner has rejected claims by a Polish government minister that her country's Catholic schools can refuse to employ gay teachers.

  • October 29, 2009

    Those who disagree with the allegedly homophobic views of a Norwich resident suspected of a hate incident have spoken up for her right to express them. Her supporters, on the other hand, have generally not issued statements showing such generosity or understanding.

  • October 29, 2009

    Supporters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people's rights have expressed support for the freedom of those who criticise them, casting doubt on claims by a Christian group who suggested that gay rights activists are trying to stifle free speech.

  • October 20, 2009

    US activists working for the inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the military have been urged to avoid an uncritical approach to the armed forces. They are being encouraged to oppose militarism as well as homophobia.

  • October 6, 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".

  • October 2, 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.

  • September 11, 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.