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US Reform Jewish Rabbis Install 1st Openly Lesbian Leader

By Rachel Zoll | Mar 16
As a rabbinic student in 1980s New York, Denise Eger lived away from other seminarians. She quietly started a group for fellow gay and lesbian students, but held the meetings in another borough.

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
What do you call a church whose clerics leave because they can't deal with the idea that gay men might wear the same sacred cloth? Some might say: Better off. Until, that is, so many leave that the church's members are underserved.

100-Year-Old Church Installs Gay Pastor

Aug 18
An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor.

Trans Priest to Preach at Natl. Cathedral As Part of Pride Events

Jun 23
The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He’ll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.

Group Lists Ill. Clergy Ready to Perform Gay Marriages

Apr 25
An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Ministers

May 20
Senior members of the Church of Scotland have voted to let some congregations have openly gay ministers, a compromise first step that could lead to the church allowing gay clergy.

Methodists Urged to Debate Marriage Equality, Gay Clergy

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
LGBT activists recently attended the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in Florida in order to bring equal rights for gays and lesbians within the church.

Austrian Cardinal OKs Gay Man for Parish Council

Apr 3
Austria’s cardinal has overruled one of his priests and is allowing a gay Catholic to serve on a parish council.

Presbyterian Church in Wis. to Ordain 1st Openly Gay Minister

By Dinesh Ramde | Oct 9
More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is preparing to welcome him back with mostly open arms.

Church of Ireland’s Message on Gays ’Mixed’ as Cleric Enters Civil Union?

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7
The disclosure from a Church of Ireland clergyman that he and his male life partner have entered into a civil union has produced a reaction of bewilderment, joy, and anger from the denomination’s faithful.

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