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April 9, 2012

Glynn Harrison will help choose the successor to Archbishop of Canterbury, the liberal Dr Rowan Williams

A leading member of the Church of England who believes gays can be counselled to change or repress their sexual desire is helping select the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Glynn Harrison, professor of psychiatry at Bristol University, is on the 16 member panel to choose a successor to Dr Rowan Williams who will step down from his position in December.

Harrison was chosen to be a member of the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), and has triggered alarms among liberal Anglicans who fear it could deepen divisions within the church.

December 14, 2011

New book lifts lid on vibrant sexuality, including gays and lesbians, in the Communist GDR

A historian is ‘thrilled’ to receive a prestigious award for her book on sexuality in East Germany under Communism.

Dr Josie McLellan’s study shows how, despite our image of the former Eastern Bloc country as being ‘grey and dull’, people managed to have vibrant sex lives - even gays and lesbians when male homosexuality was illegal.

December 14, 2011

New book lifts lid on vibrant sexuality, including gays and lesbians, in the Communist GDR

A historian is ‘thrilled’ to receive a prestigious award for her book on sexuality in East Germany under Communism.

Dr Josie McLellan’s study shows how, despite our image of the former Eastern Bloc country as being ‘grey and dull’, people managed to have vibrant sex lives - even gays and lesbians when male homosexuality was illegal.