homophobia

  • 30 Mar 2010

    The conviction and £1,000 fine imposed on a homophobic Christian street preacher in Glasgow has been condemned by the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, as "an attack on free speech and a heavy-handed, excessive response to homophobia."

  • 22 Mar 2010

    The verdict is expected today in the trial of a same-sex couple in Malawi arrested after holding an engagement ceremony. They each face up to 14 years in jail if convicted.

  • 19 Mar 2010

    Sixty-five British MPs have condemned the arrest and trial of a same-sex couple in Malawi. They have signed an Early Day Motion calling for their release.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    Human rights advocates have called for a same-sex couple in Malawi to be recognised as prisoners of conscience after they were arrested for holding a traditional engagement ceremony.

  • 6 Mar 2010

    The Bishop of Liverpool says he is “in sympathy” with a move to allow religious same-sex partnerships. James Jones, a leading evangelical, seems to be undergoing a shift in his own views on sexuality over the past two years.

  • 5 Mar 2010

    There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide awake.

  • 3 Mar 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Lithuania to remove restrictions on the distribution of public information about the rights of LGBT people decreed in a new law.

  • 3 Mar 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.

  • 1 Mar 2010

    Large numbers of gay Roman Catholics attempted to participate in mass yesterday in the Dutch city of Den Bosch. The attempt followed Church decisions to exclude gay people from the sacrament.