Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Summer 2005

Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Summer 2005 Issue

News and Views Pope reinforces Catholic queer hatred.
Ratzinger invitation “verges on insanity”.
Labour’s drive to force through hate bill.
First humanist wedding performed in UK.
Stonewall says croeso to new campaign.
Film depicts victims of religious hate.
Thank you for your kind words, Madam President.
Church of England panel to probe church queer row.
Tatchell condemns Palestinian outrage.
Galloway’s respect for faith schools.
Homophobic priests warned in Scotland.
World Watch edited by George Broadhead – news from Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.
Obituary Obituary for Jack Nichols by Vern Bullough.
Features Go to Hell! Do Not Pass GO, Do Not Collect £200William Harwood ponders on whether the new man in the Vatican will send suicide bombers directly to Hell – for he has the power, we’re told.
New Pope, Old Prejudices – In the last issue, Peter Tatchell wrote an alternative obituary for the old pope. Now he assesses the new one – and says his election is a victory for Catholic fundamentalism.
Creative Thinking – Not! – As US-style creationism creeps into UK schools, Matthew Thompson cautions us to beware of talking snakes.
A New Tribe in the Name of Islam – In the second part of a two-part article, Younus Shaikh reflects on life for women in Islamic regimes. The first part appeared in the Spring issue.
Exile, Pride and Queer Crips – Being “disabled” puts a whole new slant on growing up gay, as Charlie Coventry reveals in this personal account.
Enter the Enforcer – The Pope is dead – long live the bigotry. Matthew Thompson asks why Catholics’ hang-ups with sex continue, in spite of the lack of corresponding edicts in the gospels.
Stateside GossipWarren Allen Smith brings us his quarterly roundup of celebrity gossip.
Gossip Building Friendships with Steven Dean.
Infidel – a mildly irreverent look at what some people find sacred.
Books Andy Armitage reviews Humanism, by Barbara Smoker.
Andy Armitage reviews Gossip from Across the Pond, by Warren Allen Smith.
Andy Armitage reviews 121 Days of Urban Sodom, by Jacqueline Phillips.
Andy Armitage reviews With Angels and Furies, by John Sam Jones.
David Williams reviews Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric, by Veronica Buckley.
Postbag Labour’s record on gay rights.
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