The Revd Jim Cotter blesses lesbian civil partnership in North Wales

The Revd Jim Cotter blessed a civil partnership between two women at St Hywyn’s, Aberdaron, in North Wales on 12 July. The couple live in Yorkshire, but have a holiday home in Wales. Jim Cotter said he had been given approval by the local church council to carry out the ceremony and acknowledged the blessing […]

Hereford withdraws appeal against John Reaney award

The Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance has withdrawn the notice of appeal it filed in March in the employment discrimination case involving John Reaney. In July 2007, the tribunal decided that the diocese had unlawfully discriminated against Mr Reaney because of his sexual orientation, when the Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Revd Anthony Priddis, refused […]

Church leaders launch concerted attack on gay equality

Various church leaders and groups launched an attack this week on the introduction in January of the Sexual Orientation Regulations in Northern Ireland. The new laws are designed to stop businesses from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Coherent and Cohesive Voice published a full page advert in the Times, the Archbishop of […]

LGBT Anglicans recommit to mutual support and global mission

Press Release CANTERBURY, UK Leaders of seven lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Anglican organizations met yesterday as the Lambeth Conference drew to a close. We recommitted ourselves to the full inclusion of LGBT people in the life and ministry of the churches of the Anglican Communion. We promised to redouble our efforts to work for […]

Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians

Last night I attended the first performance in the Aphra Theatre, on the University Campus, of “Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians”, a play which sets the real-life stories of over 100 gay and lesbian Christians living in Michigan, USA against the seven passages from the Old and New Testaments used against the full […]

Listening to Transgender People at Lambeth

Five transgender people made a presentation to a fringe meeting at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury on 25 July. Four bishops were among the audience who listened for an hour to the testimony of transgender people brought together by Changing Attitude and Integrity. At least one of the four bishops was Evangelical and ‘conservative’ and […]

African LGBT Anglicans witness at Lambeth

Yesterday witnessed a dramatic first for Lambeth. Under a blue English summer sky, Africans from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe were drummed onto the university campus. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Anglicans danced at the heart of the Lambeth Conference, witnessed by over 200 people and a number of TV cameras. Nigerian […]

The Lambeth Witness – Inclusive Church coalition’s daily newsletter

The coalition of groups working under the Inclusive Church banner are producing a daily newsletter for the Lambeth Conference. The Newsletter includes reports of the previous day’s events, information about events for the next day, profiles of our various groups, articles and information about Lambeth. The Newsletter was handed to bishops leaving the morning service […]

The Lambeth Market Place – Changing Attitude/Integrity stall

Gene Robinson at a stall at the Lambeth Conference 2008

Changing Attitude England and Nigeria and Integrity USA, Canada and Uganda have a stall in the Market Place at the Lambeth Conference. Our banners describe LGBT Anglican experience, from our nurture through discovering your identity to vocation and ministry in the church. We have a sofa and two arm chairs to provide visitors with a […]