LGBT

  • December 15, 2012

    The invisibility and silence on the trans aspect of the government's equal marriage proposals highlights the reductionist arguments of some of the pressure groups and the way that the debate is more complex than they wish to acknowledge, says Sally Rush. This silence is symptomatic of the everyday marginalisation, invisibility and misunderstanding trans people face within the media and wider society. It needs to be broken, just as the discrimination currently enshrined in law needs to be removed.

  • December 12, 2012

    The government's proposals for same-sex marriage have revealed them to be clueless about religion, contemptuous of civil rights and bizarrely ignorant about the history, culture and politics of Wales. There is a serious possibility of these proposals failing to pass through Parliament. We must step up the campaign for civil rights, not assume they have been won.

  • December 7, 2012

    Gay and bisexual Christians are celebrating the news that faith groups will have the right to host same-sex weddings that will be recognised in law.

  • November 27, 2012

    UKIP are facing accusations of homophobia after their candidate in the Croydon North by-election said people "pretend" to be gay as a "fashion".

  • November 26, 2012

    I have today sent the following letter to Winston McKenzie, the UKIP candidate in the Croydon North by-election (due on Thursday):

  • November 26, 2012

    A few days ago, I had the privilege of speaking about ''Queer Christianity: The media and public perception” at King’s College, London. The audience were great. The questions and discussion were really interesting, encouraging and enjoyable.

  • November 23, 2012

    The Ugandan Parliament is set to pass a brutal law that could carry the death penalty for homosexuality, and campaigners are lobbying hard against it.

  • November 21, 2012

    General Synod’s rejection of a motion allowing women to be bishops has badly damaged the Church of England’s credibility. It's time for some wider reflection and self-examination.

  • November 16, 2012

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has welcomed the verdict in favour of a Christian unfairly demoted for stating his opposition to same-sex marriage.

  • November 9, 2012

    There can be no place at all for homophobia in the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury elect, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said in his first major statement.