There is a rainbow flag flying at Portsmouth Cathedral
There is a rainbow flag flying at Portsmouth Cathedral. On Friday, this will be replaced by an even bigger rainbow flag. We had planned to fly one over the weekend in support of Portsmouth Pride happening on Saturday, but, along with many other churches and buildings around the country, we decided to fly one this week to remember those killed, injured or effected by the horrendous attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando this week. We are praying for those who have been killed or injured and for all those who love them. We are praying for those around the world who have been effected by this extreme act. We are praying for those LGBT+ people around the world who are subjected to abuse, discrimination and persecution because of their sexuality.
Portsmouth Cathedral will continue to mourn with, stand alongside, support and welcome the LGBT+ community. We rejoice that God has made us who we are and that includes our sexuality, whether gay or straight and when you come here you do not need to pretend to be someone else. You and your partner / boyfriend / girlfriend / husband / wife are welcome here – you do not have to hide who you are. Come and be yourself with us as we seek to love God, find out more about God and serve the world God created. Come and offer your gifts and skills and wisdom to us.
Source: Portsmouth Cathedral