Bishop joins pro-gay marriage summit

Cutting Edge Consortium Conference to tackle same-sex marriage and equality legislation

Bishop joins pro-gay marriage summit
17 April 2012

LGBT people of all faiths and none will gather in London this weekend to unravel the confusion on equal marriage.

Cutting Edge Consortium, a group that calls on religious and non-religious people to eliminate faith-based homophobia and transphobia, will host their third national conference on Saturday (21 April) at Conway Hall in Camden, London. It will run from 9am to 5pm.

The event is titled ‘LGBT Lives – Achieving our Equality: Challenging Faith-Based Homophobia and Transphobia’ will feature a range of workshops and speakers.

Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam, lesbian MP Angela Eagle and Aidan O’Neill QC are set to speak on the day. Holtam is one of the bishops who openly supports same-sex marriage.

Martin Pendergast, secretary of Cutting Edge Consortium, told Gay Star News the two main issues that will be discussed on the day are same-sex marriage and equality legislation.

Pendergast said: ‘There’s so much confusion on equal marriage, even among lesbian, gay and bisexual people, around what’s being proposed. This is an opportunity to understand what’s going on.’

You can view the day’s program and register for tickets on Cutting Edge Consortium’s website until tomorrow (18 April) at 6pm.

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