Monday, July 28, 2008

Press Release

29 July 2008


CANTERBURY, UK—The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, bishop of the Diocese of California, USA, will host a second screening of "VOICES OF WITNESS: AFRICA"—a 20-minute preview featuring the stories of LGBT Africans—on Tuesday, 29 July, 9pm, at the K-Lounge of Keynes College as a fringe event.

"The response to this film has been so overwhelmingly positive and we've received so many requests for a second showing that we're thrilled to extend this preview to a wider audience," said the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Black, photographer of the documentary and one of the its producers.

Andrus, one of the major funders of VOWA, and his diocese are committed to making the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians of Africa heard.

Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, who has just been awarded asylum in the UK due to threats made against him because of his sexual orientation, says, "This project reveals that there are homosexual Anglicans in Africa and it highlights the violence and inhumanity waged against them. I urge as many people as possible to come and experience this preview."

All are welcome.

Press contact in the UK:
--Louise Brooks, Senior Press Officer, +44 (0)7503 695 579,

Press contact in the USA:
--Jan Adams, Field Organizer, +1-415-378-2050,

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