‘There are many rooms’: faith, human rights & LGBTI+ persons.

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http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Wilton-Park-and-flag-225×300.jpg 225w, http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Wilton-Park-and-flag-56×75.jpg 56w” sizes=”(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px” /> Opportunities and challenges: the intersection of faith and human rights of LGBTI+ persons. Wilton Park, September 7-9, 2016. I was privileged to participate in this international event, held at the Sussex stately home Wiston House, which is the principal location of Wilton Park. An executive agency […]

Study shows acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people slowly increasing in Nigeria

Press release: 30th June 2015 New poll finds familiarity helps build understanding and acceptance of LGBT people LAGOS – A new poll conducted by NOI Polls in partnership with Bisi Alimi Foundation and The Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria, has mapped awareness, perception, and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual, people and same-sex relationships […]

Lord Fowler: the Church of England should be totally in favour of equal rights for gay people

Lord Fowler, former Health Secretary in the Thatcher government who launched the Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign in 1987 was interviewed on yesterday morning’s Radio 4 Sunday programme in a segment about World AIDS Day. He was speaking yesterday evening at St Anne’s Soho and is giving a major speech today. He has just published […]

US offers Ghana assistance in moving forward on LGBT rights

The Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of African Affairs has urged African nations to respect the rights of LGBT people and has offered to assist Ghana in strengthening its commitment to non-discrimination ‘The United States believes that all people are created equal,’ Thomas-Greenfield said. ‘I am an Africa American, I have gone through the […]

How will Changing Attitude judge the Pilling Report?

Yes, I know, until it is published and we know what it actually says, we can’t make a judgement on the Pilling Report’s content and recommendations. But we are already being told from numerous sources that its recommendation will be for very modest change and it will (deliberately) be written to satisfy neither ‘side’ If […]

US court allows groundbreaking Ugandan case against anti-gay religious leader

Historic ruling confirms LGBTI rights as internationally recognized Yesterday in Springfield, Maryland, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human […]

Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services Solidarity Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2013

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May, 17th 2013 Rainbow-Ethiopia joins today the global commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As every year, May 17th represent for us a renewed opportunity for calling the international community to struggle against homophobic and transphobic violence in Ethiopia –and, in particular, against all those forms of stigma and […]

Changing Attitude Ireland active in equal marriage campaign

The combined votes of the Democratic Unionist party and Ulster Unionist party in the Stormont Assembly helped defeat a Sinn Féin motion to create marriage equality for gay couples in Northern Ireland backed by the SDLP, Alliance and the Green party yesterday. The defeat of the proposed bill is likely to be challenged in both […]

LGB&T Anglican Coalition meeting with Archbishop Justin Welby

Six members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition are meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace tomorrow, Thursday. I’m representing Changing Attitude. The other five, representing with me all 8 member groups of the Coalition are Tina Beardsley, Mike Dark, Jeremy Marks, Savi Hensman and Clare Herbert. The goal of the meeting, agreed between […]

Religion and culture cannot justify discrimination against gays and lesbians, Ban warns

Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and declared that religion, culture and tradition can never be a justification for denying them their basic rights. “Governments have a legal duty to protect everyone,” he said in a video message to the […]