Concerned Anglicans have written an Open Letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, asking him to acknowledge the contribution of so many LGBT people, often partnered, to the ministry of the church and to promote rigorous and prayerful study of the biblical, theological and other issues involved, in the light of present knowledge.
The media has been buzzing with reports that the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Britain does not appear to be as high as previously thought. But arguments over the accuracy of the figures suggest that those on both sides are misguided. Categorising people on the basis of their sexual orientation advances neither equality nor our understanding of sexual diversity.
Today (23 September) is Bivisibility Day. The existence of bisexuality raises issues that are relevant to people of all sexual orientations. In some ways, it challenges modern approaches to sexuality as much as traditional ones.
With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he asks.
Whatever the truth behind today's story about the Foreign Secretary and his special adviser, the way it has been reported is clear evidence that casual homophobia is alive and well in the British media.