After three days of intense debate at a conference in St. Now, a divide of the United Methodist Church, which has 12 million members worldwide, appears imminent. Some pastors and bishops in the United States are already talking about leaving the denomination and possibly creating a new alliance for gay-friendly churches.
The Millennium Dome will turn pink on Saturday as it opens for an unofficial "Gay Day" despite protests from several schools. While five schools have boycotted the event, hundreds and possibly thousands of homosexuals are expected to attend. Dome organisers hope they could push the daily attendance figure past the 25, mark for the first time.
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The Congressional Black Caucus last week announced it has created an emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health that will address what it calls a growing problem of suicide and access to mental health care among black youth, including black LGBT youth. Immediately following the news conference, the task force held its first hearing that included testimony by experts on the subject of black youth and mental health issues. Watson Coleman, Johns, and others who spoke at the news conference and the hearing mentioned the recent death by suicide of several black teenagers that have been widely reported in their home communities.
The line between gay and straight bars is a blurry one in New Orleans, a place where diversity is a given and differences of perspective are celebrated in festivals like Southern Decadence. Even Easter has a gay parade. There are lively dance clubs, as well as neighborhood Cheers-style watering holes.
Visitors to the Millennium Dome during an unofficial "Gay Day" have given it a mixed verdict. Some parents were furious they had not been warned before taking their children to see the Dome. Others said they believed it was an educational experience.
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Using singing to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected in a sometimes lonely world. To be there for each other — both collectively and individually — when the chips are down, and to be there for the communities in which the chorus operates, too. Their musical arrangements are unique to BrightonGMC and form a vast repertoire that covers pop, musical, classic and classical scores.
Together Adam and Nick created a moment of magic and the Dome audience reacted accordingly. The chorus performed old favourites and introduced some new numbers during the ambitious thirty number programme. It was particularly encouraging to hear them get their teeth into more serious and technically difficult numbers like Gaudete by Stephen Hatfield and Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych which they performed with ease and technical assurance. Together they created a spine tingling moment.