Towards a progressive culture in South Africa

In the last few weeks South African representatives have launched an extraordinary human rights offensive at the United Nations, within the context of a growing global debate about the rights of sexual minorities. European, North American and Latin American states are moving increasingly towards guaranteeing full rights — including same-sex marriage — for sexual minorities […]

Egyptian LGBT community ‘increasingly visible’

Egypt’s gays emerged buoyed from the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Increasingly visible and willing to speak up, they show how upheavals across the Arab world could prove to be social and cultural revolutions, albeit with uncertain outcomes. Could Egyptian gays emerge as the pioneers of social liberalization in a region where […]

Primates of five provinces to reflect on sexuality conflict in Alexandria

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has asked the primates of five provinces, Canada, US Episcopal Church, Uganda, Pakistan, and South Africa, to offer reflections on the impact that the current Anglican conflict over sexuality has had on the mission and priorities of their churches during the primates’ meeting in Alexandria, Egypt. In an […]