Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

School allegedly forced gay teen to watch anti-gay propaganda 

Church of England rejects conversion therapy for gay Christians

Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

 

Tens of thousands of people descended on London’s streets on Saturday for the annual gay Pride march, marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

 

Armed police and strict security measures were in place to protect revellers following a recent spate of terror attacks, with around 25 000 participants parading down Regent Street, many wearing flamboyant costumes, waving rainbow flags and holding colourful balloons.

 

Hundreds of thousands more were expected to party through the night around the Soho district.

 

Parliament’s Palace of Westminster will also be illuminated with a rainbow flag for the first time to celebrate the event, while the multicoloured emblem also decorated tube stations and shops en route.

 

The Sexual Offences Act, approved by parliament on July 27 1967, decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had to be aged at least 21.

 

http://www.news24.com/World/News/thousands-march-in-london-for-gay-pride-milestone-20170708

 

School allegedly forced gay teen to watch anti-gay propaganda 

 

A school in Pennsylvania allegedly forced a gay student to watch anti-LGBT propaganda after they caught him watching gay porn.

 

A court document from a federal court case between The Milton Hershey School and student Adam Dobson reveal that Dobson said he was subjected to “gay cure” therapy.

 

The propaganda film Dobson reportedly was made to watch was called One of the Boys.

 

The film is made by ex-gay activist Sy Rogers who claimed that he was gay and had considered transitioning his gender.

 

Dobson, who attempted suicide at the school, was also bullied as he was told about the “terrible things that happened to other gay people”.

 

The school has denied all the claims.

 

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/09/school-allegedly-forced-gay-teen-to-watch-anti-gay-propaganda-as-punishment/

 

Church of England rejects conversion therapy for gay Christians

Church of England bishops have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling for a ban on “unethical” conversion therapy for gay Christians.

 

Being gay is not a sickness or a sin the church’s General Synod heard on Saturday, as it debated and voted on a private member’s motion (PMM).

 

Christian gay rights campaigner Jayne Ozanne’s motion called on the C of E to endorse a statement branding the therapy “potentially harmful” with “no place in the modern world”, signed by professional bodies including the Royal College of GPs and the UK Council for Psychotherapy in January.

 

The Synod, meeting in York, has in recent years made headlines as the church tries to balance opposing views on homosexuality from its liberal and conservative wings.

 

The move is opposed by some conservative Christian groups

 

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/church-of-england-rejects-conversion-therapy-for-gay-christians-1-8047671

 

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