An English fashion designer’s new collection reimagines elements of clerical garb with bright colors, rhinestones, and lingerie. With the glamorous, over-the-top looks, he hopes to contribute to reconciliation between the LGBTQ community and the Catholic Church.
About Mac Svolos
Mac Svolos (he/him) is a writer and advocate for church reform. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Theology from Creighton University. He lives in Chicago.
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As LGBTQ people await the outcome of Fulton v. Philadelphia, a U.S. Supreme Court case…
A transgender Catholic student in Canada is petitioning to be able to graduate with his chosen name on his diploma, and the student also hopes to make changes in educational policy so that others will have the same opportunity.
A well-known actor was fired from a gig at a Catholic university in Ohio because he is gay, according to a YouTube video he produced. But a school official disputes this allegation, offering a different explanation for the employment dispute.
A top Catholic school in England has drawn criticism from parents and the broader community over the school’s sex education program, which includes anti-LGBTQ messages.
Julian K. Jarboe’s debut collection of genre-defying writing, Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, reflects the Catholic sensibility of Pope Francis filtered through queer leftism mapped onto a vast array of science fiction and fantasy tropes.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference demanded that the African nation’s government take action to shut down an LGBTQ community center in Accra, Ghana’s capital. The center has now been closed following a raid by national security forces.
Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people.
This year, I ate meat on the first Friday of Lent. Not by accident, like I’d done before. Not justifying it with a technicality (like it was after midnight Friday night when we left the bar, so it was really Saturday). Not feeling out of control, or like I couldn’t stop myself, but on purpose. Purposefully.
Catholics have spoken out against a sermon by a Michigan priest who criticized LGBTQ people in the church.
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