The Bishop of Leicester speaks passionately in a Lords’ debate about the “Treatment of Homosexual Men and Women in the Developing World”

The Rt Revd Timothy Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, speaking in the House of Lords

The House of Lords held a debate on Thursday 25 October on a question posed by Lord Lexden. He asked  Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world. Changing Attitude’s interest in the debate is twofold. Firstly, members of our groups in Nigeria […]

International Day against Homophobia in Iran

IDAHO in Iran×453.jpg 605w, 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />In Iran, because of anti-homosexuality laws and oppressive conditions, there aren’t many observable activities; however, LGBT activists have many actions for this day every year. Homophobia and transphobia are social disorders that cause people to to act out against homosexuals and transsexuals. LGBT rights activists have done […]

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 […]

LGBT people in Iran losing most basic human rights to a revolution gone wrong

Saghi Ghahraman of the Iranian Queer Organization IRQO writes that the LGBT community in Iran took its first steps towards earning civil rights some 35 years ago, only, with a revolution gone wrong, not the community was stopped from proceeding, but it lost even its most basic human rights. Right after the revolution, execution of Gay […]