LGBT+ Church of England members stage defiant protest after archbishop of Canterbury’s Ghana apology

 | 
11/16/2021

A gay canon and other LGBT+ members of the Church of England have staged a demonstration at a meeting of the General Synod to show solidarity with queer Ghanaians. Canon Simon Butler spoke out in defence of Ghana’s embattled LGBT+ community during a debate at the Church of England’s General Synod (its legislative body) on Tuesday (16 November). It followed a controversial intervention from archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Welby had raised his “grave concerns” after the Anglican Church of Ghana expressed support for a law that would criminalise LGBT+ people in the African nation. However, the archbishop backtracked in a much-criticised statement posted to Twitter on Monday (15 November).

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
An Alberta queer community organizer says a Pride ban on United Conservative Party legislature members challenges Premier Danielle Smith to start matching words with …
Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Donald Trump-appointed federal judge in Alabama has threatened to jail several prominent LGBTQ+ civil rights lawyers involved in a long-running forum-shopping dispute. U.S. …
Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Japanese lesbian couple has been granted refugee status in Canada after enduring discrimination in Japan. Eri, aged in her 30s, and Hana, in …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Added on: 05/21/2024
The United Kingdom is continuing its attempt to make gender-affirming healthcare less accessible for transgender people by forcing Google’s search engine to remove any …
Added on: 05/20/2024
Italy was among nine EU countries that did not sign a declaration promoting European policies in favor of LGBT+ communities, sparking widespread protests within …
Added on: 05/20/2024
TBILISI — “No racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia,” reads a sign in a small vegan café in the center of the Georgian capital, an …