LGB&T Anglican Coalition Press Statement on the admission of Bishops in Civil Partnerships to the Episcopate

LGB&T Anglican Coalition www.lgbtac.org.uk contact@lgbtac.org.uk Press Release 8 January 2013. For Immediate Use  The LGB&T Anglican Coalition welcomes the House of Bishops decision, confirmed on the 4th January 2013*, to lift its moratorium of July 2011 on clergy in civil partnerships being nominated as episcopal candidates, even when living in conformity with the House of […]

LGB&T Coalition act of witness invites Synod members to talk with, not about, the over 1,500 gay clergy


http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/005-300×211.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 448px) 100vw, 448px” /> The LGB&T Anglican Coalition held an Act of Witness in Dean’s Yard outside Church House on Thursday morning, 9 February from 8.45am, to draw the members of General Synod’s attention to the extent to which the Church of England relies on the many hundreds of LGB&T clergy who minister faithfully in […]

‘Embrace Civil Partnerships’, LGB&T Anglican Coalition tells bishops

Press Release 2nd February 2012 – for immediate use The time has come for a change in stance on Civil Partnerships is the message from pro-gay groups in the LGB&T Anglican Coalition. In its submission to the House of Bishops review group on Civil Partnerships, (made public today) the Coalition calls on the Church of […]

The shocking failure of Anglican Mainstream’s cure for homosexual ‘lepers’

A few weeks before Christmas 2011 Anglican Mainstream announced its intention to stage a conference in London on 27th January to be called: ‘The Lepers Among Us: Homosexuality and the Life of the Church’.  A number of us involved in Changing Attitude and the LGBT Anglican coalition were outraged by the implication that gay people […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 1

On August 17th, 2011 Dr Philip Giddings, Convenor of Anglican Mainstream, responded to the open letter from Rev Benny Hazlehurst (writing on behalf of the LGBT Anglican Coalition) about conversations with the two groups of bishops appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, one broadly conservative, the other broadly liberal. The first issue I want to […]

Changing Attitude’s commitment to the LGBT Anglican Coalition and Black Gay Pride

The Changing Attitude stall at Black Gay Pride 2011 in Torrington Square

Members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition met on Saturday in Waterloo for a workshop on tactical mapping led by Shanon Shah. We created a map of the various organisations and individuals in the Church of England who are engaged one way or another, pro and against, with the issue of homosexuality and same-sex relationships. We then identified which of these might be strong or weak allies or opponents and in the middle, those who are undecided.

LGBT Anglican Coalition writes to Archbishop of Canterbury about sexuality, celibacy and secrecy

The LGBT Anglican Coalition, a network of eight Anglican groups, wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury following his interview in The Times. “We are deeply dismayed that, in an interview with The Times, you stated your unwillingness to consider partnered gay men and lesbians as bishops because of their ‘particular choice of life, a partnership, and what the Church has to say about that.’ This is not only hurtful and undermining to the many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who have been called to ordained ministry but not to celibacy – a valued but rare vocation among people of any sexual orientation – but also to the life and witness of the Church of England.”

Southwark failure damages Church of England

LGBT Anglican Coalition Press Release 8 May 2010 Both recent meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission to choose a newbishop for the Diocese of Southwark have been the subject of serious leaksto a newspaper. This has resulted in huge personal pain and distress forone candidate, Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, for the second […]

The LGBT Anglican Coalition met in London today for the third time

The LGBT Anglican Coalition met in London today for the third timeThe eight groups who form the Coalition have agreed to meet every six months with the objective of providing UK-based Christian LGBT organisations an opportunity to share resources for the Anglican community and develop resources for the full acceptance of LGBT people in the […]

LGBT Anglican Coalition Press Release – Los Angeles and Uganda

The LGBT Anglican Coalition warmly welcomes the election of two new suffragan bishops for the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, and notes: * that the election has been carried out with a close regard to the norms and constitution of that church; * that its transparency contrasts favourably with the still opaque processes by which […]