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The Rev. Otis Charles Remembered as Gay Rights Advocate

January 2, 2014 | 4:54 pm

The Rev. Otis Charles Remembered as Gay Rights Advocate

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First Christian bishop to come out as gay, Charles moved to San Francisco and pushed for equality.

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What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

July 11, 2012 | 5:07 pm

What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

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It’s been a long time coming. The Episcopal Church’s decision to bless same-sex unions and ordain transgender priests was in the works for as many as 40 years, local leaders of the church told KQED’s Stephanie Martin. Martin spoke to two of the people who have pushed for change within the church. Jay Johnson is […]

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July 9, 2012 | 6:38 pm

Episcopal Bishops Approve Prayer Service for Same-Sex Couples

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Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination. At the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, the House of Bishops voted 111-41, with three abstentions, to authorize a provisional rite for same-sex unions for the next three years. The liturgy […]

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Photo: Bay Area Episcopal Clergy Don Hoodies in Response to Trayvon Martin Shooting

April 9, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Photo: Bay Area Episcopal Clergy Don Hoodies in Response to Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Last Tuesday, clergy members of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of California donned hoodies in front of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco to make a statement related to the Trayvon Martin case. The hoodie, one of which the 17-year-old African-American Martin was wearing the night he was shot to death by George Zimmerman, has become a […]

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Interview: Bishop Gene Robinson on His Participation in SF Pride

June 24, 2011 | 3:37 pm

Interview: Bishop Gene Robinson on His Participation in SF Pride

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Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson from New Hampshire is in town to attend San Francisco Pride for the first time. The election of the openly gay Robinson to bishop in 2003 contributed to a schism within the Anglican Communion, a worldwide association of churches. KQED’s Stephanie Martin spoke to Robinson over the phone today about his […]

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