In 1958, a New Jersey Catholic high school denied Tom Ammiano his varsity later because of suspicions that he was gay, which he was. In fact, Ammiano grew to become a noted gay activist and politician. Over 60 years later, the school has made reparations by honoring him with the rightfully earned letter.
About Madeline Foley
Madeline Foley is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where she studies the Great Books in the Program of Liberal Studies. Her past work has focused on the theology of migration, inter-religious dialogue, and the intersection of feminism and queer liberation with theology.
Entries by Madeline Foley
A federal court in North Dakota has ruled that certain Catholic healthcare providers and organizations can refuse to perform gender-confirming procedures, and also may deny insurance coverage for gender-confirming healthcare to church employees.
The bishop of Diocese of Roseau in the Caribbean has expressed his support for the continued criminalization of homosexuality in the island nation of Dominica, in an apparent reversal of his previous opposition to such a measure.
U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden, who is being inaugurated today, should utilize his Catholic principles to enact policies which protect the LGBTQ community.
A bill to ban conversion therapy in Australia has stirred up controversy, with some religious leaders arguing that the proposed law limits religious freedom and other leaders arguing it offers strong protections for LGBTQ persons.
A new study by the Williams Institute found that nearly half of LGBT adults in the U.S. identify as religious, and they are represented in every demographic and geographical area in the country.
America magazine’s review of the television show “Schitt’s Creek” notably included a glowing discussion of the show’s positive portrayal of queer relationships.
A priest in Germany harshly criticized the church’s refusal to ordain women and gay men, as well as its unwillingness to bless same-gender couples, calling some Catholics “bouncers” for their exclusionary attitudes.
A priest in Spain shared encouraging words and a blessing for those virtually gathered at that country’s largest event for lesbian and bisexual women.
A transgender woman was part of a group of eight women who recently applied to fill roles in Catholic ministries that are currently reserved for men. The group, called Toutes Apôtres! (All Apostles!) is part of a new wave of French Catholic feminism.
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