Tag: lgbt

US Jesuit priest James Martin speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on August 23, 2018

Jesuit Priest Urges Greater Openness to Gays at World Family Meeting

As a number of priests and bishops denounce the homosexual culture at the root of recent clerical sex scandals, Jesuit Father James Martin addressed the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on Thursday, urging greater “openness and respect” toward gays.

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Bill to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Counseling Dies in Massachusetts

According to the New Boston Post, the provision’s critics argued the amendment could lead to children being removed from their parents if they had them see a therapist who allowed them to explore their discomfort with same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

Jerusalem’s Largest-Ever Pride Parade Takes Place Under Intense Security

TEL AVIV – Some 30,000 people attended Jerusalem’s largest-ever gay pride parade Thursday, with the annual event maintaining relative calm despite fears of violence from right-wing groups. Some LGBT allies called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over the passage of a surrogacy law that excludes gay men.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to hold on to the presidency but the outcome is likely to be very tight

Erdogan Uses Violence to Contain Istanbul Gay Pride Parade

LGBT Turks staged a gay pride rally Sunday in Istanbul despite warnings by police that the event was not legal, after reportedly coming to a last-minute agreement to allow a smaller gathering. Police nonetheless attacked congregants with rubber bullets and arrested at least five, ending the event the same way it has for the past four years.