The stabbing death of a retired lecturer in Merchiston follows the violent deaths of John Carter, 44, in Leith, and a man in Pilton who can't be named for legal reasons, sparking fears that gay men are being targeted in the city.
Various professional organizations have taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental or physical condition. Programs which aim to change sexual orientation have been opposed because they are unwarranted, ineffective, unethical, and harmful.
by The Rev. Irene Monroe - SDGLN Guest Contributor
Irish and African-American LGBTQ communities share a lot in common when it comes to being excluded from iconic institutions in their communities. For LGBTQ African-Americans, it's the black church, and for LGBTQ Irish, it's the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Former and current choir members say they are particularly offended by a statement in the document that refers to homosexuality. Long-time church members say this is the first time they have seen the cathedral take a firm stand against homosexuality and are disturbed by it.
A local doctoral candidate is embarking on a study that will focus on gaining a greater understanding of how legally married same-sex couples describe and navigate their experiences. She is looking for same-sex couples legally married in the state of California who are willing to participate.
The Exodus website further boasts that its app received a 4+ rating from Apple, meaning that it contains “no objectionable content.” No objectionable content? We beg to differ. Exodus’ message is hateful and bigoted.