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 […]

AMSHeR outraged at the shutting down of a human rights workshop in Uganda

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR] strongly condemns the unlawful shutting down of a human rights workshop in Kampala on Monday, 18 June 2012 by the police under the auspices of Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo. The training workshop, organized by the Kampala-based East and Horn of Africa Human Rights […]

Ugandan police raid LGBTI activists workshop in Kampala

Fr. Simon Lokodo, the Minister for Ethics and Integrity

  Police arrested a group of sexual minority activists who had gathered at Essela Hotel in Najjeera, a Kampala suburb, on Monday 18 June. The police accused the suspects of propagating gay issues in Uganda. The skills-building workshop for LGBTI rights activists at Esella Country Hotel outside Kampala, was abruptly closed after Uganda police raided […]

Canadian, US and African bishops affirm common mission at third Consultation

Last week, the Anglican Church of Canada hosted the third Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue. Growing out of Lambeth 2008, which uncovered divisions and disagreements between African and other Anglicans on the issue of human sexuality and same-sex relationships, the dialogue held its first meeting in London in 2010 and it second last year in […]

A Sacrament of Love : a statement by the third meeting of Anglican Bishops in dialogue

A Sacrament of Love: Our Continuing Testimony of Grace This statement was released by the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue after their third meeting June 4 to 7 in Toronto, Ont. The statement from their second meeting “A Testimony of Grace,”  is also available. Love has been perfected in us in this: that we […]

Anglicans, Sexuality and Scripture: An African Consultation

In October, some 25 Anglican leaders from across Africa gathered with more than a dozen Episcopalians from the United States for a consultation on issues of justice and human sexuality. For three days the group prayed, studied the Bible, listened to presentations and talked about issues of theology, sexuality and culture. When formal sessions ended, […]

Ugandan gay activists applaud passing of East African HIV Bill

Ugandan gay activists have welcomed the passing of the East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill 2010 by East Africa’s regional parliament, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). Sex work activists have also lauded the bill which was recently passed by EALA during a sitting in Nairobi. Both sets of activists said […]

Ugandans act on East African Parliament’s proposed ‘gay-friendly’ HIV Bill

Kikonyogo Kivumbi reports on Behind the Mask: Gay rights activists in Uganda have started consultations with HIV/Aids and human rights organisations about the proposed East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill, 2010. The activists have been spurred by the fact that the East African Community Council (EAC) of Legal and Judicial Affairs […]

African LGBT Anglicans witness at Lambeth

Yesterday witnessed a dramatic first for Lambeth. Under a blue English summer sky, Africans from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe were drummed onto the university campus. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Anglicans danced at the heart of the Lambeth Conference, witnessed by over 200 people and a number of TV cameras. Nigerian […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 5

The atmosphere around the White Sands Hotel today, Saturday, feels different. There are fewer media hacks around, the BBC duo are away sending their material, more people are here on holiday, and the pressure has reduced. Whether there is less pressure inside the Primates meeting remains to be seen. Yesterday evening’s press conference reported on […]