A local Catholic parish in Connecticut has started a new initiative aimed at healing the relationship between its LGBTQ members and the broader spiritual community.
About Brian Kaufman
Brian William Kaufman completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston College, where he focused on the role of religion in international affairs and Catholic theological ethics. Prior to completing his Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law, Brian studied and worked abroad in Paris, France, for four years.
Brian has also worked for a number of social justice organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the American Constitution Society.
His studies and professional experiences have focused on the intersection among sexuality, gender, religion, and child welfare law and policy.
Currently, Brian is the Residential Liturgical Coordinator and Senior Dorm Parent for Georgetown Preparatory School, an all-boys Jesuit high school located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Entries by Brian Kaufman
The Pontifical Biblical Commission released a new work on anthropology that recognizes advances in modern scriptural scholarship. But reports that this work opened the door to same-gender sexual acts are incorrect, warned one Vatican official.
A Catholic hospital group withdrew its sponsorship of a theater in Sacramento, California in response to concerns that the health system discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community.
Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s recent online reflections about gender and sexuality provide a powerful way to re-frame our approach to these topics as Catholics and Christians.
Catholic dioceses in Texas and Pennsylvania are challenging anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination protections tied to government funding of adoption and foster care services, protections that the Trump administration seeks to gut at the federal level.
Approximately 200 high school students walked out of class after a lesbian classmate at Los Angeles’s largest Catholic high school was allegedly targeted by faculty and staff for being open about her sexuality and relationship with a female classmate.
California’s attorney general has denied a proposed merger of two religious hospital chains in Northern California, citing the merger’s potential problems of increased health costs, limited access, and decreased availability of transgender healthcare services.
Two disputes, one in British Columbia and one in Kansas, have arisen about whether Catholic parishes are suitable locations for local politics given the church’s LGBTQ-negative stance.
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