Rights charity Stonewall is to release a new book featuring stories from LGBT Christians around the world, to encourage inclusiveness.
The book, titled Christian Role Models for LGBT Equality, includes the personal experiences of 20 Christians around the world all of whom have different identities, backgrounds and stories to tell.
It will be distributed around the UK and internationally, and aims to help break down barriers between Christians and LGBT people.
It includes stories including a Bishop from a Uganda who risks jail and violence by embracing LGBT rights, despite a booming anti-gay faction in the country supported by Western evangelicals.
Stonewall hopes this will provide common ground between LGBT communities and the Church and therefore lead to improved relations between them.