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Religious leader calls for an end to homophobia in schools

Kelvin Holdsworth

  A Scottish Episcopal priest has called for an end to homophobia in schools and has publicly endorsed the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign. The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, the provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, has spoken of the need for fully inclusive education in Scotland’s schools. TIE has been campaigning for the Scottish Government to adopt ...

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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando


    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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Scottish Episcopal Church takes step towards approving same-sex marriages

Scottish Episcopal Church

  Today, the Scottish Episcopal Church’s General Synod voted to approve a proposal to change the Church’s Canon on Marriage. The motion proposed removing a doctrinal clause stating that “marriage is between a man and a woman” and adding a “conscience clause” for clergy whose views on marriage meant that they would not wish to conduct a same-sex marriage. The ...

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Scottish Provost expresses solidarity with American Church


  A Scottish Episcopal priest has expressed his solidarity with his the Episcopal Church of the USA, after sanctions were imposed on it by the Anglican primates earlier this week. The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, Rector and Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, has been quick to support his American colleagues – whose sanctions relate to what was described as ...

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A Christmas Message for the LGBTI Communities

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  The first Christmas after I was ordained nearly 20 years ago, I happened to come down sick before Christmas. My senior colleague had to take all the services instead of us sharing them and all I could do was drag myself to midnight mass and sit at the back of the church amongst the congregation. The lights were low, ...

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Episcopal Church Scotland commits to same-sex marriage

Scottish Episcopal Church

The Scottish Episcopal Church has passed a historic motion that could lead it to commit its clergy to conduct same-sex marriage. The church’s General Synod voted to start a process that will enable it to  “decide whether to bring same-sex marriage into its life theologically and liturgically”. The vote followed a lengthy and detailed discussion on the nature of marriage (theological doctrine committee) ...

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LGBTI Scots named in Rainbow List

Ruth Davidson

Several Scots have been named in this year’s Independent on Sunday Rainbow List, a directory of the most influential LGBTI people in the UK. Previously known as the Pink List, it was established fourteen years ago to celebrate the achievements of those who have been most influential in promoting equality and progress on LGBTI rights. This year’s Rainbow List was ...

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