gay rights

  • January 18, 2014

    Some Nigerian Christian leaders have tried to defend a new law that violates human rights and is contrary to Jesus’ call to love one’s neighbour as oneself. All too often, churches are captive to the prejudices and power-games that dominate their society and era.

  • October 7, 2013

    Amnesty International has condemned the Moscow authorities’ decision to block their planned Sochi protest against the lack of freedom of expression in Russia.

  • March 11, 2013

    'Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights - are they compatible?' This was the title and theme of the Cutting Edge Consortium meeting in The Jubilee Room (off Westminster Hall) this evening, 11 March 2013.

  • November 1, 2011

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has come to the defence of a Christian housing manager demoted over remarks be made on Facebook opposing same-sex marriages.

  • August 12, 2011

    Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous advocate of the rights and dignity of LGBT people in Africa, is speaking at three events in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace this weekend.

  • October 2, 2010

    The BBC Archive has released a new collection of material charting the emergence of the gay rights movement in the UK.

  • April 4, 2010

    A topical picture and message for Chris Grayling, Shadow Home Secretary, who is currently at the centre of a gay rights row, after he suggested bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban homosexual couples.

  • February 9, 2008

    An Anglican bishop will be expected to take equal opportunities training and faces costs of some £50,000 after a tribunal awarded a gay youth worker £47,000 compensation after ruling that he had been discriminated against.

  • November 9, 2007

    The think-tank Ekklesia, which examines religion in public life, says that the controversial appointment of the head of the Evangelical Alliance UK to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is "a historic opportunity for evangelicals to shift toward full acceptance of the equalities agenda."

  • October 11, 2007

    Jack Straw has decided to introduce legislation which will prohibit the incitement of homophobic hatred. It is well-intentioned, but will this legislation work? Is it necessary?