Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Autumn 2003

Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Autumn 2003 Issue

News and Views Holy See makes new wavesBrett Lock asks why no-one will rid us of these turbulent priests.
The 500th – and it’s PinkGeorge Broadhead reports on the 500th London partnership registration.
MEPs demand equality for gays.
Cathedral bottles out over gay service.
First openly gay bishop visits UK.
Sex (as usual) will be on bishops’ minds.
Debaptise yourself, says campaign group.
Journalist uncovers Catholic cover-up plans.
Oi! Are these yours?.
Darwin country for humanists’ weekend jolly.
Channel 4 series aims to probe gay parents.
Call for church-state split throughout Europe.
Wrong place, wrong time, Mr Donald.
Gay title publishes its 300th issue.
Chatting with Muriel.
World Watch edited by George Broadhead – news from Egypt, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Web Watch Across the PondBrett Humphreys returns to the UK to take another look at the coverage of British lesbian and gay history on the Web.
Features Queer VeneerJames Mason asks: Why has being gay turned into a lifestyle statement?
When Sally bashed the Proud MemberBarry Duke remembers the bonneted barflies.
Faith, Hope, Plum Tart and Bobo – Former Anglican priest Dan O’Hara recounts the saga of the openly gay bishop and would-be bishop: USA 1 : UK 0.
Scruples and TaboosCharlie Coventry, prompted by a news item, ponders on religion’s effects in fact and fiction.
I Need this Like a Hole in the HeadMatthew Thompson on being gay and being epileptic – and not being religious.
To Let: Cottage, London, June 1953 – In this Year of the Gay Marriage, Rex Batten looks back fifty years, on the days when we were filth.
Gossip from Across the PondWarren Allen Smith serves up more juicy titbits – or tidbits – from the world of entertainment.
Anything But Gay!Wayne Besen describes the failure of the ex-gay movement over the five years since the high-profile advertising campaign it mounted in the United States in 1998.
Television Steven Dean on Blue Peter.
Theatre Fringe BenefitsTony Challis reviews the best of the Edinburgh Fringe and Book Festivals.
Gossip Infidel – an irreverent column with a sceptical eye.
Books Dan O’Hara reviews Humanism: An Introduction, by Jim Herrick, and The Blasphemy Depot: A Hundred Years of the Rationalist Press Association, by Bill Cooke.
Stephen Blake reviews Sebastian’s Tangibles, by Anthea Ingham, and Adam, by Anthony McDonald.
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