Speaker John Bercow: I’m thrilled the Commons has been recognised as top LGBT employer

Jan 19, 2017 by

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow writes for PinkNews as the Commons is named for the first time as one of the UK’s top 100 employers for LGBT people via Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. Ask any forward-thinking employer, and they’ll tell you that people perform better when they can be themselves. Providing a working environment where people feel comfortable, happy, and accepted – without exception – is not only a savvy business move, but simply the right thing to do. That’s why I’m so...

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‘We Want Real Change’: Gay Lobby Groups Join Forces To Fight For LGBT Inclusion In The Church

Jan 13, 2017 by

by Carey Lodge, Christian Today: The fight for LGBT inclusion across the UK Church is to get a boost as two groups that have for decades lobbied for change merge. Changing Attitude and the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) announced on Friday that they will be joining forces. “We’ve been working closely with Changing Attitude for some time now and we have so much in common, and so much to gain from working together,” said LGCM’s chief executive Tracey Byrne....

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Bishops warn of intolerance after government advisor criticises Catholic schools

Jan 13, 2017 by

from Catholic Herald: Two English bishops have responded after a government advisor criticised Catholic schools. Two days ago, Dame Louise Casey, a senior government adviser on integration, told a Commons select committee: “It is not OK for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage.” She added: “I have a problem with the expression of religious conservatism because I think often it can be anti-equalities.” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth told the Catholic News Service (CNS)...

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Tories vote to block compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex education, but promise reform

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: The Conservatives have blocked plans for compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education in schools. Education Secretary Justine Greening has repeatedly suggested she is open to reform on sex and relationship education, hinting last summer that the issue was near the top of her “in tray”. An all-female group of MPs led by Labour’s Stella Creasy this week attempted to secure reform on the issue, tabling an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill to make...

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An inside look at the International LGBT Leaders Conference and what really goes on

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Peter LaBarbera, LifeSite: Walmart, AT&T, and Comcast were among the major corporate sponsors of the International LGBT Leaders Conference held December 8-10 to promote homosexual- and transgender-affirming laws, abortion, illegal immigration, and other “progressive” Democratic agendas. The conference, put on by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute — also known simply as the Victory Institute — was first envisioned as a recruiting event and strategy session to help place LGBTQ...

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Church schools must support gay marriage says Govt integration tsar

Jan 10, 2017 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Dame Louise Casey has labelled church schools supportive of traditional marriage as ‘homophobic’. She even likened them to the extremism exposed by the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham. The Government’s integration tsar told a House of Commons select committee that the issues raised by Trojan Horse were “not okay”. She then added, “the same way it is not okay for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage”. Casey then went on to accuse those...

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