Recently reviewed America, Greg Bourke’s memoir tells the story of his devotion to his husband, his faith, and his country.
About Grace Doerfler
Grace Doerfler (she/her) is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, where she studies history and Africana studies. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
Entries by Grace Doerfler
When Wilhelmina Indermaur came out as queer and transgender, she found the Catholic Church to be a “safe place” for her. But that sense of belonging was shattered in June when a Catholic school forbade her employment because of her trans identity.
In the Philippines, openly LGBTQ+ Catholics are challenging the notion that one cannot be both queer and faithfully Catholic. In this island nation where 85% of the population is Catholic, the issue is gaining increasing visibility, including in a recent Time profile.
In 1973, Reginald Adams, a gay Catholic, was among the 32 people who died in a fire caused by arson at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans. It was the worst mass killing of LGBTQ people in twentieth-century U.S. history.
A new survey shows that most lay Catholics in the U.S. disagree with conservative bishops on disputed issues, including abortion rights, politicians receiving Communion, and the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people.
For LGBTQ youth, Catholic school can be a fraught experience. In a debut novel, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School, Sonora Reyes gives the protagonist who is a queer, Catholic school student a happy ending.
Non-binary drag artist Virgin X has released a new single, “Splinters,” in which they discuss their fraught relationship with Catholicism.
Some Pittsburgh parishes have created ministries for LGBTQ Catholics, but the queer people they are meant to welcome have a range of expectations for how inclusive the church can truly be.
To kick off Lesbian Visibility Week, today’s post covers a conference on lesbian and queer women religious covered by the Global Sisters Report.
Two campus news stories show the LGBTQ progress that continues to be made in Catholic higher education.
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