Two Ceasefires and a Coming Out: A Memoir by Gerry Lynch

Gerry Lynch reflects on the time when he came out in 1994 against the background of the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires, with some thoughts on the continuing discrimination against young gays by Christians in Northern Ireland today: http://tiny.cc/2k5elx

US Presbyterians vote by a wide margin in favour of equal marriage

On June 20th, US Presbyterians  voted in favour of allowing gay marriage in Presbyterian churches. “Some now even foresee a larger shift in favor of gay marriage among the religious.” Report from the Christian Science Monitor. http://tiny.cc/3fyqix

MBE for Changing Attitude England founder and director, Revd Colin Coward

Changing Attitude Ireland congratulates Colin Coward on the award of an MBE for his work for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. http://tiny.cc/8e2iix  

IDAHOT Day 2014 in Ireland

St. George's Belfast IDAHOT Service, Michael Wardlow, Revd Brian Stewart, Richard O'Leary

Changing Attitude Ireland and others organised IDAHOT services across Ireland in May 2014. Belfast Michael Wardlow’s address can be read further down this page.   International Day against homophobia and transphobia (IDAHOT) was marked on Friday night by the Newry Rainbow Community (NRC) along with Changing Attitude Ireland, with a night of music and sacred […]

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork backs Equal Marriage

In an interview on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Sunday Sequence’ programme on Sunday 18th May, the Bishop of Cork, Dr. Paul Colton, voiced his support for the introduction of civil marriage for same-sex couples. Dr. Colton is the first Church of Ireland bishop to publicly support Equal Marriage.  The BBC online  report can be read here: […]

IDAHOT Day Services May 2014 arranged by Changing Attitude Ireland

Services to mark IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia May, 2014 Arranged by Changing Attitude Ireland   ‘Who Dares to Speak of Homophobia?”   DUBLIN Sunday 18th May. IDAHOT Service St Ann’s, Dawson St, 3.30pm. Speaker Canon Adrian Empey.   CORK Sunday 18th May. IDAHOT Service (arranged by St. Anne’s) St. Anne’s, Shandon 10.30am.    LIMERICK Sunday 18th May. IDAHOT Service St. Mary’s […]