homophobia

  • 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.

  • 22 Feb 2010

    Campaigners have demonstrated outside a conference in Northern Ireland which promoted “therapy” for people attracted to members of their own sex and suggested they could be "saved" from homosexuality.

  • 19 Feb 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed a decision by the international Scouting body to question the Ugandan wing of their movement about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill proposed by the country’s chief Scout.

  • 17 Feb 2010

    The bishops of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa say they are deeply disturbed by the debate among Ugandan lawmakers and clergy of a draft law that seeks to criminalise homosexuality.

  • 16 Feb 2010

    The World Organisation of the Scout Movement is under pressure to denounce the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, given that the Bill’s proposer, David Bahati, is Chief of the Scout Board of Uganda.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    All too often, ineffective or dangerous remedies no longer saleable in the West are exported to Africa, says Savi Hensman. The notion that homosexuality can be 'cured' is just one example. Christians should not be implicated in the suffering and abuse that results.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    Hundreds of campaigners in the UK have resolved to work against the growth of 'conversion therapy', which aims to 'cure' people of attraction to their own sex. An undercover investigation has triggered widespread outrage at the movement’s methods.

  • 8 Feb 2010

    It was sad to hear that the Football Association has cancelled this week's launch of its long awaited anti-homophobia video, saying it needs to review its strategy on tackling anti-gay prejudice and how the video fits into its overall campaign.