This badge is another one that the Provost has worn on Pride Marches.
A few years ago, the Provost was marching with a group of Episcopalians at a Glasgow Pride event. As the march progressed, a young Australian man asked whether he could join us for a bit. He did and chatted for a while and then said, “Well I must go and find my friends. But can I ask you something first? Are you real?”
“What do you mean, am I real?”
“Well, are you a real priest?”
“Yes, I’m real”.
“Cool. But just one more question – those nuns up ahead…”
He gestured towards the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who were marching just ahead of the Episcopalians.
“…they’re not real, right?”
(More on lesbian nuns in next week’s badges)