Category - homophobia

  • 30 Sep 2015

    Bisexuality is often misunderstood or simply ignored, but it has the potential to help us approach controversies over sexual ethics from a different angle.

  • 1 May 2015

    One of the nastiest accusations against gay people is the claim that they 'recruit' children with the intention of turning them gay.

  • 30 Apr 2015

    Nigel Farage has just launched UKIP's 'Christian manifesto' promising to put up a "muscular defence of our Christian heritage". Whether Christians in Britain want to be muscularly defended by Nigel Farage is another matter.

  • 12 Dec 2014

    In recent years, Britain has slowly begun to wake up to the reality of sexual abuse. The Jimmy Saville scandal triggered shocking revelations about abuse carried out by respected entertainers in the 1970s and 80s. Child abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church have been followed by increased reports of similar outrages in the Church of England. Only this week, it was revealed that the Scout Association had paid out thousands to settle legal cases brought by survivors of sexual abuse.

  • 25 Sep 2014

    A draft bill going through parliament in Chad will fuel homophobia and be a major backwards step for human rights in the country if passed into law, says Amnesty.

  • 19 Aug 2014

    Vicky Beeching's decision to come out publicly as a lesbian is so important because she is such a prominent figure in evangelical circles. As I mentioned on this blog yesterday (, there is good evidence that the news has given many other gay Christians the confidence to come out.

  • 18 Aug 2014

    It’s five days since top Christian singer Vicky Beeching came out as gay. Evangelical Christianity in Britain is still shaking with the impact of this earthquake, whose effects will be felt for years and probably decades.

  • 25 Jun 2014

    This week, I've seen two movements that I love become sullied by complicity with the arms trade.

    First, Church House (a leading Christian conference centre) hosted a gathering of arms dealers and generals. Now, London LGBT Pride are about to allow a section of this week's march to be used to publicise a company that is complicit in homophobia– and other human rights abuses – around the world.

  • 17 May 2014

    Saturday 17 May 2014 has been the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

  • 8 May 2014

    The UK government has played host to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni less than four months after he passed a draconian anti-gay law in Uganda.