Posts Tagged ‘Gay youth’

Hawke’s Bay gay youth group fails despite church support

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Efforts to establish a support group for gay Hawke’s Bay youth have failed because of a lack of public support. Despite help from Trinity Methodist Church in Napier for the GayOk group, backing from local schools, funding bodies and the wider community was not forthcoming. “There is a real stigma around homosexuality in Hawke’s Bay Read more

Catholics advocate respect after US Scouts admit gays

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Catholic Scouting groups in the United States have called for respect for all people while reiterating the Church’s teaching on sexuality following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit gay youth. Some Catholic dioceses have stated that they will continue to sponsor Scouting groups under the new policy. Other dioceses, and the National Catholic Read more