As you watch the various denominations in Protestantism wrestle with the issue of LGBT people, it's always fascinating to me to watch the different ways they approach the subject. Baptists or Pentecostals, for example, tend to the "not welcoming" side of the street; they don't want LGBT people to attend their churches most of the time. Others, like the Presbyterians and Methodists have chosen a middle-of-the-road position and slowly inch their way towards full equality and participation; they allow LGBT ministers (as long as they're celibate!) but don't approve of marriage unless there's a penis and vagina involved. (Which I've always found amusing since they force the LGBT preachers to be celibate "the same as unmarried heterosexuals." But then they won't allow the gay ministers to actually, you know, get married. Eventually the straight church leaders are allowed to have sex. Gays and lesbians get stuck asking, "Are you sure you're not thinking of Catholics instead of queers?!?")
The Anglican church has probably had it the roughest over the issue. The Anglican Church was started after England's King Henry VIII wanted a no-fault divorce and the Pope wouldn't grant him one. (Stop being Catholic and you can set up your own church and get all the divorces you want - marriages too! Seriously. Look it up. There's precedent. Henry made himself the head of the new church and moved Anne Boleyn into the castle.) The Anglican Church was one of those evangelical churches before evangelical was cool; they actually sent missionaries to Africa without having to force locals to mine diamonds in exchange! The African section of the Anglicans is huge - they have the most members since church going has dropped off in Europe and the US. And the Africans are not gay friendly.
And then there's the Episcopal Church of America. That's Anglican for "Our US branch." Over here, the Episcopals tend to the progressive side of large organized religion. They ordained an openly gay bishop a few years ago and the church has been slowly splitting apart since. Their fellow Anglicans are demanding that they stop consecrating LGBT bishops and threatening to throw the Episcopals out of the Anglican church if they don't pledge to stop by September 30th. The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago has apparently answered early. They nominated a lesbian for bishop this week.