21st February 2012
Video: LGBT Jewish group Keshet UK says ‘It Gets Better’ 7
5:20 PM — Keshet UK, the national forum for LGBT Jews, has released an It Gets Better video to tell gay, bi and trans youth struggling with their identities that life does improve.
20th February 2012
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination 99
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
Lord Carey: Equal marriage is ‘one of the greatest political power grabs in history’ 210
10:10 AM — A former Archbishop of Canterbury has railed against the prime minister's support of equal marriage rights for gay couples, calling it undemocratic and 'one of the greatest political power grabs in history'.
17th February 2012
Equality chief: Religious are not above the law 125
10:11 AM — The chair of the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission has said religions must defer to the public laws of the state. Trevor Phillips said the religious should leave their views "at the door of the temple" and be governed by public law when providing public services.
14th February 2012
UK study: 61% of Christians back equal rights for gay couples 142
12:10 PM — Results of a poll released today say 61% of UK Christians back fully equal rights for gay couples. Three quarters of Christians thought religion should not have a special influence on public life.
10th February 2012
Trial begins for ‘gays burn in hell’ street preacher
2:17 PM — A street preacher has appeared in court in Somerset on charges of verbally abusing a gay couple. Michael Overd, 47, from Creech St Michael in Somerset, allegedly told Craig Manning and Craig Nichol that they were “evil” and would “burn in hell”.
6th February 2012
Amazon sells book on ‘gays going to hell’ 107
10:23 AM — Amazon's Kindle Store has sparked a backlash by offering a fundamentalist religious text which tells gay and trans people they are going to hell.
31st January 2012
Comment: Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages 49
10:59 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages, the clergyman's demand for discrimination against gay couples is itself dictatorial and Anglican leaders are divisive, intolerant and out of touch.
8th November 2011
Christian hotel owners’ appeal reaches court today 267
9:00 AM — Private hoteliers hope to prove their business can legally be run in line with their religious beliefs.
19th June 2011
Church of England to publish guidance on appointment of celibate gay bishops 162
2:21 PM — The Church of England is due to publish advice tomorrow that gay clergy who are in civil partnerships will be entitled to become bishops, so long as they promise to remain celibate.
6th April 2011
Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61
10:38 AM — A court has backed US retail giant Wal-Mart for sacking an anti-gay worker who claimed she was a victim of discrimination for being a Christian.
23rd August 2010
Anti-gay student loses legal appeal 56
3:51 PM — A federal judge has upheld the right of a university in the state of Georgia to enforce standards in its counselling graduate programmes after an anti-gay student sued the institution for insisting she comply with the rule that gay people be treated equally.
24th June 2010
Manchester Cathedral celebrates LGBT heritage of the city 14
5:11 PM — The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch, last night welcomed the city’s LGBT community to Manchester Cathedral for a service to celebrate their heritage in the city. This was the second such service to take place, the first being in 2008. Bishop McCulloch, along with the Dean of Manchester, the Very Reverend Rogers […]
25th May 2010
Queen discusses Pope’s controversial visit in coalition speech 20
2:57 PM — In her speech today, the Queen outlined the Pope's planned religious activities for his state visit in September. His visit will be the first Papal one ever in the UK, that of Pope John Paul II in 1982 being a papal one. Britain's welcoming of the Pope has not gone down well with the LGBT population.
5th February 2010
No gay marriage for Albania 11
4:52 PM — A gay rights law passed in Albania yesterday will outlaw homophobic discrimination but will not allow same-sex marriage, despite support for it from the prime minister.