World Health Organization releases groundbreaking report condemning ’conversion’ therapies

Services that purport to “cure” people with non-heterosexual sexual orientation lack medical justification and represent a serious threat to the health and well-being of affected people, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said in a position statement launched on 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia. The statement calls on governments, academic institutions, professional associations […]

Support for gay marriage now ‘evenly divided’ in the US

USA Gay Marriage Poll 2011×150.jpg 150w,×100.jpg 100w,×200.jpg 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Support for gay marriage is on the rise, with the American public now “evenly divided” on the issue, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. The poll found that 45 per cent of the population are now in favour of gay marriage, […]

Bishop Gene Robinson to retire in 2013

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LGBT Anglican Coalition Rejoices at Los Angeles Consecrations

The LGBT Anglican Coalition rejoices that Diane Bruce and Mary Glasspool will be consecrated as bishops in Los Angeles on the 15th May. The Revd Diane Bruce and the Revd Mary Glasspool were each elected by large majorities of the laity, clergy and bishops of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Subsequently, their elections were confirmed by clear majorities, both of the bishops with jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church of the United States and of the standing committees of that church’s dioceses. We rejoice that two more women will become bishops in the Anglican Communion. We send them our congratulations and welcome them as bishops with the many gifts that each will bring to the church.

LGBT Anglican Coalition Press Release – Los Angeles and Uganda

The LGBT Anglican Coalition warmly welcomes the election of two new suffragan bishops for the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, and notes: * that the election has been carried out with a close regard to the norms and constitution of that church; * that its transparency contrasts favourably with the still opaque processes by which […]

Open letter to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the Bishop of Los Angeles

Dear Bishop Katharine and Bishop Jon, We congratulate you and the people of the Episcopal Church on the electoral process which has led to the election of the Revd Canon Diane Jardine Bruce and the Revd Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool as Suffragan Bishops of the Diocese of Los Angeles. We are aware that the process […]

Chicago Consultation Asks Archbishop to Reconsider Statement and Silence

Chicago Consultation asks Archbishop to Reconsider Statement and Silence The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham: “For weeks the Archbishop of Canterbury has been silent as the Ugandan legislature considers making homosexuality a crime punishable by death. Lambeth Palace has let it be known that it was working […]

Groundbreaking PRA Investigation Exposes Influence of U.S. Religious Conservatives in Promoting Homophobia in Africa

U.S. Christian Right also mobilizes African clerics in U.S. “culture war” over ordination of LGBT clergy Sexual minorities in Africa have become collateral damage to our domestic conflicts and culture wars as U.S. conservative evangelicals and those opposing gay pastors and bishops within mainline Protestant denominations woo Africans in their American fight, a groundbreaking investigation […]

SE Florida bishop authorises same-sex blessings

The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Bishop of Southeast Florida, has authorized his clergy to provide pastoral blessings—but not to preside over same-sex weddings—within about a month. Bishop Frade announced his decision to a clergy conference that met on Sept. 9 and 10. Bishop Frade has asked the Very Rev. Douglas William McCaleb, dean of Trinity […]

Canadian and African theologians correspond about sexuality

Theologians from six African dioceses are exchanging essays about sexuality with theologians from four Canadian dioceses in a kind of high-level pen pal relationship. Dr. Kawuki (Isaac) Mukasa, the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s coordinator for dialogue, paired up dioceses during two trips to Africa, including visits to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda […]