Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Spring 2005

Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Spring 2005 Issue

News and Views Pope John Paul II: Implacable homophobe.
George on road to recovery.
The philosophy of sex.
GALHA member detained.
Humanism revisited.
What’s Ken up to?
School intolerance.
Fry’s with that ...
Darwin Day.
Now online.
Girl to girl.
World Watch edited by George Broadhead – news from Ireland, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the International Day Against Homophobia.
Obituary Obituary for Geoffrey Palmer by Michael Taylor.
Features Don’t Send Me BackRamzi Isalam escaped murder by Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria, and is fighting to be granted asylum in Britain. Here he tells us his story.
New Labour, Old Inequalities – For all its “equality” credentials, New Labour continues to ignore lesbians and gay men, says Peter Tatchell.
Acceptance? Keep Waiting – For Eternity – With Christian traditions of loathing the body and regarding anything sexual as the work of the Devil, is ther any wonder, asks Matthew Thompson, that the Christian right hate us so much?
Women Under Islam – In the first part of a two-part article, Younus Shaikh reflects on life for women in Islamic regimes.
Clerical ErrorsBrett Lock’s briefing on the Mayor of London’s dossier on Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
Stateside GossipWarren Allen Smith brings us his quarterly roundup of celebrity gossip.
A Homophobe to his Last Dying Breath – In an alternative “obituary” for Pope John Paul II, Peter Tatchell calls for an end to the Vatican’s crusade against tolerance.
Gossip Steven Dean in the TARDIS.
Infidel – a mildly irreverent look at what some people find sacred.
Books Richard Dey reviews Homosexuality and Civilization, by Louis Crompton.
Jim Herrick reviews Alchemy, by Maureen Duffy.
John Hunt reviews Walking Higher: Gay Men write about the Deaths of their Mothers, edited by Alexander Renault.
Dan O’Hara reviews Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life, by Alister E. McGrath.
Mansel Stimpson reviews Letters From a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten (Volume 3, 1946-51), edited by Donald Mitchell, Philip Read and Mervyn Cooke.
Vern Bullough reviews Same Sex Marriage in the United States: Focus on the Facts, by Sean Cahill.
Francis Bennion reviews XY 100: one hundred strategies for life, by Matt Whyman.
Postbag Militant fundamentalism is a sign of weakness; civil partnership is second-rate; and asylum.
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