Explain the theological and scriptural arguments for homosexuality being acceptable to God

This challenging question started a new thread recently on the Changing Attitude Facebook page. The person who asked the question said: “I’m fairly new to Christianity, so I lack a great knowledge of theology and Scripture. We hear all the time about those scriptures which condemn homosexuality and the problem I have is that I […]

Now elect eight senior LGB&T clergy as participant observers in the House of Bishops

Yesterday the House of Bishops announced that the bishops have “decided that until such time as there are six female members of the House, following the admission of women to the episcopate, a number of senior women clergy should be given the right to attend and speak at meetings of the House as participant observers. […]

Botswana LGBTI meet to discuss discrimination within the community

Rainbow Identity Botswana

Last weekend members of Gaborone’s LGBTI community met to thrash out differences amongst themselves which they felt have been caused by discrimination within the LGBTI community. They met on Saturday April 14 in the small town of Tlokweng, almost 12km from Gaborone under the auspices of the Rainbow Identity Association. The RIA provided a safe […]

South Africa: LGBT Rights in Name Only?

Black lesbians and transgender men in South African townships and rural areas face an overwhelming climate of discrimination and violence despite protections promised them in the country’s constitution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 93-page report, “‘We’ll Show You You’re a Woman’: Violence and Discrimination Against Black Lesbians and Transgender Men,” […]

Will the House of Bishops review take on board “liquid”, “fluid”, or “post-label” sexualities?

The Lord called me before I was born, he named me from my mother’s womb. The Lord formed me in the womb to be his servant. Isaiah 49.2 and 5 These two verses imply that we are called in the womb, born destined to be someone – a servant – or heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, […]

Non-hijra transgender people struggle for identity in India

Hijra isn’t the only transgender identity. There are others, such as female-to-male transgenders, who don’t draw attention to themselves, and struggle to find recognition as anything but a ‘deviant’ community, writes Gee Ameena Suleiman. There are several transgender identities that exist in South India. There are the female to male transgender identities of Thirunambigal in […]

Thousands of homosexuals in Ghana: 8,000 homosexuals in 2 regions; Majority infected with HIV/AIDs

According to the website myjoyonline, eight thousand homosexuals have been registered by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Western and some parts of the Central regions, with majority of them infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS. They include students in junior and senior high schools (JHS/SHS), the polytechnics and workers. This came out at […]