About Us

Cutting Edge: promoting equality and human rights across faiths.

Cutting Edge: people and groups of all faiths and none united to promote equality and human rights.

Cutting Edge: united in challenging faith-based groups to  promote equality and human rights.


CEC Statement: We call on all people of goodwill, of whatever faith or none, to affirm and celebrate human equality in 

all its dimensions and particularly to work for the elimination of any faith-based homophobia and transphobia and 

institutionalized prejudice towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.


We reject the activities of certain religious leaders, seeking exemptions from equality legislation, and attempts to base 

this on the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, such a right being for all, not just for some. 

We deplore the internalised homophobia and transphobia within religious institutions that fails to confront prejudice and 

hate. We encourage and support those faith organisations, which express their commitment to diversity and equality in 

practice and policy. We believe that full civil rights for LGBT individuals are not only consistent with the right to religious     

freedom, but are rooted in the best and fundamental teachings of all major faiths, religions, or beliefs, including 

non-religious world-views; love,justice, compassion, and mercy, such values being shared by all who seek the common 



We call for further progressive public policy that will deliver comprehensive and effective anti-discrimination legislation, 

including positive duties, on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, and belief. We call on the Commission for 

Equality and Human Rights to listen to the experience of LGBT faith networks and those who have suffered

homophobia and transphobia from and within religious organisations.


We affirm and celebrate the values of human equality and social justice, rooted in the best of faith traditions, and shared 

by all who are committed to a fully human vision of a transformed society. 

The Aims of the Cutting Edge Consortium:

  • Promoting equality and human rights across religions and beliefs
  • Gathering into association people of all religious and non-religious beliefs, to promote equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Advocates for LGBT people across communities based on religion or belief and related organisations