Churches Will Unite With "One Love" For The International Day Against Homophobia

The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is quickly approaching on May 17, but one group of churches in the United Kingdom is already prepared for the annual observance. Eight churches (and counting) in the Corydon region are ready to stand up against anti-gay religious movements and fight homophobia. 

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The One Love event, organized by the Croydon Area Gay Society hopes to allow several churches to express their joint opposition to homophobia and transphobia.

Press Officer Peter Blackburn said: “We believe that it is important to demonstrate that not all churches are homophobic. On 17 May, on North End, Croydon’s main pedestrian thoroughfare, eight local churches and eight LGBT groups will have stands, with many more having expressed their support.”

Art Lester, Minister at the Croydon Unitarian Church added: “Unitarians have long welcomed people of the LGBT community into our churches and our professional ministry. This is more than mere tolerance. Our common life has been enriched by the gifts of many who have found themselves outside the supposed mainstream of human sexuality, just as we live outside the mainstream of popular religion.”

Stay tuned to Instinct for more IDAHO 2014 coverage over the next several days. Head here for the official IDAHO website.