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Kirk approves ministers and deacons in same-sex marriages

Principal Clerk Rev John Chalmers (Photo: Church of Scotland)

The Church of Scotland‘s General Assembly has today voted to allow individual congregations to call ministers and deacons in same-sex marriages. The General Assembly voted last year to permit individual congregations to “depart” from the church’s official position, which upholds a traditional view of matrimony, and appoint ministers in civil partnerships. It also agreed to extend this to clergy in ...

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Parliament calls for equal leave rights for same-sex parents

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Last week, the European Parliament spoke out in favour of equal parental leave rights for same-sex couples with children. In its report evaluating the implementation of the EU law (Directive 2010/18/EU) on parental leave, the Parliament emphasised that “adequate, individual, compensated parental leave is crucial for same-sex parenting couples to be able to achieve a work-life balance.” Furthermore, the report ...

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Thousands to march for LGBTI inclusive education at Pride Glasgow

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Thousands are set to march in support of inclusive education this summer, as Pride Glasgow announces a partnership with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign today. Pride Glasgow has endorsed the TIE campaign, which has advocated for mandatory LGBTI-inclusive education in all Scottish schools and for governmental commitments to tackle high rates of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. The partnership ...

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Edinburgh rugby club heads to LGBTI World Championships

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  Next week Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading inclusive rugby club, will fly to the United States to represent Scotland at Bingham Cup 2016 – the biennial the biennial World Championships for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rugby clubs, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. From Scotland’s capital city, long referred to as “The Athens of the North”, the ...

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Campaigners warn against complacency as Scotland rated top for LGBTI rights

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Campaigners have insisted that there is more for the Scottish and UK parliaments to do on LGBTI rights, while cautiously welcoming Scotland’s rating as the best country in Europe for LGBTI equality, human rights and protective legislation. The European lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisation ILGA-Europe has revealed today, at the fourth annual conference to mark International Day ...

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Transgender woman completes 32 mile charity walk in high heels

Jai Latto (left) during her 10-hour, 32-mile walk

A Scottish transgender woman has completed a 32-mile walk in four inch high heels to raise money for charity. Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn in the Scottish borders, walked the entire distance from her home town to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday in order to support the work of three LGBTI charities: the Sahodari foundation (an Indian campaign and support network), the ...

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HotScots FC “proud” after successful season

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Edinburgh-based LGBT football team HotScots FC have been reflecting on a successful season in which they finished second in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network top division and lifted the Northern Cup. Promoted from the second division last season, HotScots recent win over London Romans rounded off a triumphant return to the GFSN top flight – their runners-up spot being all ...

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Scottish LGBTI boxing club introduces new session

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Scotland’s only LGBTI boxing club is now offering a Friday session. Knockout Boxing Club, which was formed last year, have decided to introduce the Friday evening bout following a number of enquiries from interested people who are unable to attend on Saturday mornings. The club will be offering the next session on Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm onwards, at the ...

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