A cardinal's attack on gay, lesbian and transgendered people appears to have caused friction at the top of the Roman Catholic Church, with the Vatican taking the unusual step of formally distancing itself from his more extreme comments.
Christian groups have turned out in strength at today's Pride festival in London, affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A much smaller number of Christians turned up to protest against the event.
‘Men-women’ have become the criminalized ‘homosexuals’ of Senegal, a ‘gay’ man is left unburied, and the transsexual teenager lives with the medical diagnosis of ‘psychosis’, writesMelissa Conroy. So what is 'normal' and what part does religion play in defining it?
Despite intense lobbying from the religious right in the USA, the Democratic-led House of Representatives has defied a White House veto threat by voting to outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The US United Methodist Church's legislative body has upheld a bishop's decision that a pastor who changed gender from female to male remains eligible to serve the church, in a move welcomed by those supporting transgender persons.