Mitregate – the aftermath

I’ve been trying to work out what Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori did that was so terribly wrong in Southwark Cathedral. Was it that she held her mitre, held it too high, held it but didn’t wear it? – these seem such trivial reasons from which such a messy scenario developed. Was it instead that […]

Ugandan special committee recommends withdrawal of Anti-homosexuality Bill

The New York Times published a report yesterday written by Josh Kron about the Ugandan Anti-homosexuality Bill. A special committee organized by the president of Uganda has recommended that the Bill should be withdrawn from Parliament. Adolf Mwesige, a lawmaker and chairman of the special committee, said that virtually all clauses in the legislation were […]

Today is the day of Brenda’s funeral

My partner and I will be leaving at 10.30 to drive to St Peter’s Church, Frimley, where Brenda’s funeral will take place followed by cremation at Easthampstead Crematorium and refreshments and a celebration of her life at Ye Olde White Hart, Frimley. There is some anxiety around, not unusual on the day of a funeral […]

Brenda Harrison – a brief in memoriam

Brenda died on Wednesday 24 February in the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. Pam, her life partner, slept in the Hospice and was at her bedside for the final hours of Brenda’s life. Brenda was an amazing person, an evangelical Christian with a passion, and a key member of the Changing Attitude team. She was […]

Are there signs of hope for LGBT people in Africa?

The possibility that there might be signs of hope for LGBT people in Africa seems unlikely in the context of the violence in Kenya and elsewhere and the proposed legislation in Uganda and Nigeria. On Saturday gug blogged about the Barzai in Kampala, the forum he attended and tweeted from. He reports that he stood […]

Gug reports on the Ugandan Anti-homosexuality Bill march in Jinja

Gug has blogged today about the demonstrations that happened in Jinja on Monday. For some reason The Monitor took two days to report the demonstrations and New Vision carried no reports. The demonstration drew hundreds of people and lasted 2-3 hours. The pictures come from the Monitor. Here are excerpts from the Monitor reports: Hundreds […]

Pro-gay meeting held in Kampala and alternative march held in Jinja as Ssempa’s million man anti-gay march cancelled by the police

The Daily Monitor in Kampala reports that the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kampala, one of the few religious organizations in Uganda that supports the gay community, held a conference on Sunday to highlight the need for an end to discriminatory treatment of the gay population in Uganda. According their website, the Reverend Martin Lavanhar, President […]

Changing Attitude Sussex launched in Brighton on Monday 8th February

Monday evening seems a long time ago, but I took the train from London to Brighton to address the inaugural meeting of Changing Attitude Sussex (which effectively covers the Diocese of Chichester). Around 70 people attended the meeting which was held in the Chapel Royal in North Street, a really beautiful venue. Both the organisers […]