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SCM Glasgow to Celebrate LGBT History Month

SCM Glasgow have put together a series of events to celebrate LGBT History Month in February. As well as looking back to the past, the event will ask what’s next for Queer people in the Church.

The series of talks and panel discussions will take place from 20-25 February 2017 at Wellington Church in Glasgow. We’re delighted to be welcoming speakers from across the UK, representing multiple LGBTQIA identities. Speakers include the renowned poet and priest Revd Rachel Mann, biblical scholar Dr Sarah Nicholson, and equal marriage champion and Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth.

SCM’s LGBTQ+ Representative and SCM Glasgow member Caitlin Wakefield said: ‘Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything SCM does, and this week is designed to explore intersections of faith, sexuality and gender. We’re excited to provide this opportunity for engagement, discussion and growth.’

Events include a Queer bible study, workshops and talks on asexuality, Trans* Christianity and bisexuality, among other topics. The week will culminate in a panel discussion exploring what the future might hold for the LGBTQ+ community in the church.

The full programme is as follows:

Monday 20 February, 18:30 – Queer Bible study with Dr Sarah Nicholson.

 Tuesday 21 February, 18:30 – ‘Bisexuality and the Church’ with Dan Cruickshank.

 Wenesday 22 February, 13:00 – ‘Queer histories, Queer presents: the why and the what of LGBTQ+ history.’ A conversation with historian Debbie White.

  Wednesday 22 February, 18:30 – Asexuality workshop with Joanna Russell.

 Thursday 23 February, 18:30 – ‘Trans* Christianity’ with Reverend Rachel Mann.

 Friday 24 February, 18:30 – ‘Queer Church – where next?’ A Panel discussion with Dr Vicky Gunn, Iona Kimmitt and the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth.

All events, unless otherwise stated, will be held at Wellington Church, Glasgow. Full details about the event can be found on Facebook. Follow @SCMGlasgow on Twitter or use the hashtag #scmqueerhistory and #thefutureisqueer. The overall theme for LGBT History Month 2017 is ‘Law and Citizenship’ – resources can be downloaded here.

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