Sixth Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Participants of the 6th Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (15–18 August 2013, Kiev, Ukraine) that brought together LGBT believers from Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and USA, making reference to the Lord’s words “Have I not commanded you? Be strong […]

European Parliament condemns consideration of anti-gay laws

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning anti-gay laws in Europe last week, specifically calling on Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania as well as Ukraine to address existing and draft legislation and ‘demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination’. The resolution was adopted with 430 in favour and 105 against, saying it was “gravely […]

Anti-discrimination bill in Moldova being challenged by Orthodox Church

The Alliance for European Integration (AIE) is attempting to pass an anti-discrimination bill in Moldova, where the Council in the country’s third city, Balti, have adopted an ordinance banning the “propagandising” of homosexuality. But they are up against the objections of a most unexpected alliance – that between the conservative Orthodox Church and the opposition […]