30 June 2009
Gay minister receives standing ovation at last service
Scott Rennie, the gay minister whose appointment almost caused a schism in the Church of Scotland, enjoyed a standing ovation at his last service at Brechin Cathedral.
18 June 2009
Straight teacher makes claim for homophobic abuse
A straight teacher has told an employment tribunal that he suffered homophobic taunts from pupils who called him "perv", "gay", "poof", and "weirdo".
16 June 2009
Gay actor Alan Cumming receives OBE in Queen’s birthday honours
Scottish actor and gay rights campaigner Alan Cumming has received an OBE in the annual Queen's birthday honours list.
11 June 2009
Six men jailed over Scottish paedophile ring
Six of the eight men convicted of child abuse offences in a Scottish paedophile ring have received jail sentences.
5 June 2009
Scottish parliament passes hate crime law to protect gays
Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted to pass legislation to protect gay, trans and disabled people from hate crime.
4 June 2009
Scottish Parliament passes anti-gay hate laws
The Scottish Parliament yesterday passed legislation that seeks to ban hate crime against lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people.
1 June 2009
Scottish National Party and Catholic Church’s ‘secret plan’ to defy gay adoption laws
The Scottish National Party and the Catholic Church worked together secretly in order to avoid new legislation requiring religious adoption agencies to help gay couples, it has been reported.
27 May 2009
Desmond Tutu supports gay clergy
Archbishop Desmond Tutu received a standing ovation when he spoke out in support of gay clergy at the Church of Scotland General Assembly yesterday.
27 May 2009
Gay minister faces new challenge in ‘disrepute’ allegation
Openly gay minister Scott Rennie, whose appointment threatened to split the Church of Scotland, is facing a new challenge after it was claimed his congregation had not known he was gay.
26 May 2009
Two-year moratorium on gay ordinations in Scotland
The Church of Scotland has imposed a two-year ban on new ordinations of gay ministers.
25 May 2009
Church of Scotland to establish commission to examine gay clergy issue
Just days after the Church of Scotland's General Assembly voted to approve the ordination of an openly gay minister, it has decided to avoid a potentially damaging debate on the issue of gay clergy.
24 May 2009
Church of Scotland approves appointment of openly gay minister
The Church of Scotland General Assembly last night voted to approve the ordination of openly gay minister Scott Rennie.
22 May 2009
Evangelical groups call on Church of Scotland to back gay minister
Ten Evangelical groups have urged the Church of Scotland to back the ordination of openly gay Reverend Scott Rennie.
18 May 2009
Ex-wife of gay minister offers public support
The former wife of openly gay Rev Scott Rennie, whose ordination is threatening to create a schism in the Church of Scotland, has spoken out in his defence.
14 May 2009
Row deepens over ordination of gay minister as insults fly
A supporter of openly gay minister Rev Scott Rennie has described his opponents as "terrorists".
13 May 2009
Scottish minister compares supporters of gay clergy to Nazis
Anti-gay Scottish minister Rev Ian Watson has compared the supporters of an openly gay minister to the Nazis.
8 May 2009
God hates fags preacher joins calls to block gay Scottish minister
Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church which picket dead soldiers' funerals with chants of 'God hates fags', has said the ordination of openly gay minister Scot Rennie to a Scottish church would be an "abomination".
7 May 2009
Former head of gay charity guilty of sex attacks on children
Eight members of a paedophile ring, including the former head of LGBT Youth Scotland, were today found guilty of a number of child abuse image and abuse charges.
5 May 2009
Gay footballers celebrate win privately for fear of being outed
The Scottish football team which won the Gay National League Cup had to celebrate its victory in private because some players were afraid of losing their jobs.
5 May 2009
Former paratrooper becomes Scotland’s first trans police officer
A trans woman who successfully won a sex discrimination case against the Army has been accepted by Strathclyde Police as a trainee constable.