A Chosen Lifestyle?

Elaine Sommers, a trustee of Changing Attitude England, contributes this blog:  ‘Stop messing about; you’re on the road to hell.’ ‘What you’re doing is sinful and against God’s laws. You need some serious prayer ministry.’ ‘You need to repent of your chosen lifestyle. ‘ Who made these strongly worded statements and to whom were they […]

Episcopal Church Welcomes Transgender People

July 9 was a historic day for the Episcopal Church as it declared that gender identity and gender expression are not reasons for excluding someone from the discernment process for ordination, nor from any other activity or lay position in the Church. At its triennial General Convention in Indianapolis, the church House of Deputies approved […]

Look mum I’m on the telly!

Reality TV is all the rage at the moment. OK so it can be intrusive and voyeuristic. But it can also be information and educative, helping audiences to understand and appreciate other people. Preconceptions can be overturned by it, and prejudices broken down by the insights offered into the problems and struggles others might be […]

Indian psychiatrist Dr. Gurvinder Kalra on Coming Out post-377

Dr Gurvinder Kalra

Dr Gurvinder Kalra is from the Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Sion General Hospital, Mumbai. Dr. Kalra provides guidance to psychiatrists who are encountering clients from the LGBT community in the wake of Delhi High Court’s 377 decision decriminalizing consensual same-sex behavior among adults. In the 1st quarter, 2012 issue of Indian […]

Botswana LGBTI meet to discuss discrimination within the community

Rainbow Identity Botswana

Last weekend members of Gaborone’s LGBTI community met to thrash out differences amongst themselves which they felt have been caused by discrimination within the LGBTI community. They met on Saturday April 14 in the small town of Tlokweng, almost 12km from Gaborone under the auspices of the Rainbow Identity Association. The RIA provided a safe […]

Faith, Feminism, and LGBTQ women – is anyone listening?

Cutting Edge Consortium Women’s Group Public Meeting  A Public meeting on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 7pm, at: The Conference Room (Floor 1), YMCA, Indian Student Hostel, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ   The Cutting Edge Consortium wishes to invite you to a public meeting to discuss the place of LBTQ women of faith in current […]

Come Out and Play 2011

City Hall

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Room for a little one?

Squeeze in please

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Squeeze-in-please.jpg 500w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> The House of Bishops has committed itself to taking ‘a wider look at the Church of England’s approach to same-sex relationships more generally in the light of the listening process launched by the Lambeth Conference in 1998’. A ‘consultation document’ is promised in two years time in 2013. […]