Glasgow Herald 1972
Chaplain urges "forgiving"
view of homosexuals, GH 1972 Jan 24, 3g; Jan 27, 8g, C;
1972 Jan not seen (MF missing from GUL)
Teachers' Plea to Stay
on register, GH 1972 Feb 1972, page unknown.
- ... [name given] aged 28 former teacher in Aberdeen school fined £15 at Aberdeen - gross indecency. Disciplinary Committee of General Teaching Council for Scotland decided to give no direction to the Registrar [with regard to removal of name] after being told that the man did not tinten to continue teaching and has offered himself as a candidate for the ministry of the Church of Scotland. In NAS GD467/2/4/8
Dr Morris [of Clasgow Cathedral during
Easter Sermon] hits at Liberals' view on homosexuality,
GH 1972 Apr 3, 3a;
- Commented on: Young Liberal welcoming
dancing between members of the same sex at their
social functions. Wolflenden Report argued for homosexuality
to be regarded as illness, the Young Liberals move is a stage
Is homosexuality and illness? GH
1972 Apr 6, 8c, C;
- April 3, 1972
- Letter fromJohn Breslin, Secretary, Scottish Minorities Group,
214 Clyde Street,
- The Rev. Dr. Morris is reported
in your issue of today as resurrecting the disputed view
that homosexuality is an illness rather than a natural
- .. General Assembly of the
Church of Scotland made the great step forward of accepting
homosexuality as an illness rather than a sin in itself.
It is now time that the Church was courageous enough to
face the full truth that homosexuality exists as a phenomenon of
- The Scottish Minorities Group representing the homosexual men
and women of Scotland, do not insist, as Dr. Morris
mistakenly says, that "we must all do it." They merely
ask for the tolerance that has long been extended to Church
Woman's Guilds and Mothers' Unions where it is perfectly
acceptable for women to dance with women.
- The Young Liberal have been courageous enough not to ask for
general licence but simply that men and women should
be free to dance with a partner , any partner, of their own
choosing. The decision that men and women should be free
to dance with any partner of their choosing appears revolutionary
only because of preconceived prejudice, not because it offends
- The Scottish Minorities Group
are pressing our Scottish Member of Parliament to secure
at least the extension of the provisions of the Sexual Offences
Act of 1967 to Scotland. Scotland to its shame is one of
the few European countries whose statues still enable any
expressions of homosexuality to be labelled criminal.
Teach-in on homosexuality proposed ,
GH 1972 Oct 12, 16h;
- A teach-in on homosexuality is to be held at Edinburgh
University in March 8, 1972.
- Dr. Michael Coulson, of the department of Sanskrit at Edinburgh
University, said that it ss being held
to try to educate the general public and students about homosexuality.
- "The impulse for holding it came from a fourth-year student
at Heriot-Watt University and myself. We are both homosexuals."
- Mr. Nicholas Fairbairn, Q.C., and Professor G. M.
Carstairs, of the department of psychiatry, will be among
- It is an official university event and the organising committee
include representatives of staff and students at Edinburgh
and Heriot-Watt universities.