Hospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal

A Church of England hospital chaplain has lost his claim that he was discriminated against when his licence to work was withdrawn after he married his same-sex partner, in a case that gay rights campaigners hoped would force the church to change its stance. Jeremy Pemberton was appealing against an earlier ruling that backed the … More Hospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal

What Would The World Look Like If So Many Gay Men Hadn’t Died Of AIDS?

What would our world be like if the AIDS crisis hadn’t decimated an entire generation of gay men? “Fathers” is a “sci-fic documentary” from activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera that imagines an alternate universe where AIDS never happened and queer heroes, artists and activists lived on. Herrera describes it as HBO’s “Looking” meets “Black Mirror” … More What Would The World Look Like If So Many Gay Men Hadn’t Died Of AIDS?

Catholic priests must be straight men, and other new old guidelines from the Vatican

The National Catholic Review reports on the Vatican’s release of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, “a detailed set of guidelines and norms for priestly formation” released yesterday. The document (PDF link here) addresses a number of topics, including: LGBTQ and the priesthood. It reaffirms an instruction approved by Benedict in 2005, which said, “the … More Catholic priests must be straight men, and other new old guidelines from the Vatican

The Essential Guide for World AIDS Day in SF

San Francisco AIDS Foundation and local community partners are commemorating this World AIDS Day with a number of events that honor those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and celebrates the progress we are making in getting to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV stigma. Although World AIDS Day is on Thursday, … More The Essential Guide for World AIDS Day in SF