Leading the Church Beyond Toleration to the Celebration of LGBTQ Holiness

s LGBT Catholics and allies it is hard sometimes to believe that one day we might get to the point as a society and as a Church where the lives and journeys of LGBT persons are not only tolerated, but celebrated! Read More

Two Bishops, Other Church Leaders Issue Letter to Transgender People: “God Loves You”

Two bishops and other church officials issued a letter on Transgender Day of Visibility last week that condemned anti-trans discrimination and violence. Read More

With Joe Biden’s Inauguration Today, a Catholic President Is Set to Lead on LGBTQ Equality

U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden, who is being inaugurated today, should utilize his Catholic principles to enact policies which protect the LGBTQ community. Read More

Catholic Leaders Must Learn from January 6th Attack

January 6, 2021, should be an Epiphany for Catholic leaders to finally end their degrading messages about LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholic Leaders Join Interfaith Declaration Against Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization, Conversion Therapy

Close to 1,200 global interfaith leaders have signed a declaration supporting LGBTQ people which seeks to ban the criminalization of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Read More

Theologian Suggests Papal Civil Union Support May Lead to Church Blessings

A theologian has suggested that after Pope Francis endorsed civil unions, the church cannot deny any longer blessings to same-gender couples. Meanwhile, some bishops, episcopal conferences, and priests continue taking a more negative approach. Read More

Anti-LGBTQ Stigma in Court Case Could Lead to Discrimination Based on Race, Gender, Etc.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia yesterday, a case which hinges on whether religious institutions can be exempt from non-discrimination protections. In this case, the specific circumstances involve sexual orientation, but one legal scholar argues Fulton could open the door for other types of discrimination, too. Read More

Haitian Church Leaders Oppose Legal Reforms to Protect LGBTQ People; And More News

Today's post features news about Haitian church leaders' opposition to protections for LGBTQ people, awards for Michael O'Loughlin's podcast about AIDS and the Catholic Church, and more. Read More

Mexican LGBTQ Catholics Praise Archbishop, Church Leaders for Commitment to Inclusion

Praise has been heaped on three church leaders by Mexico’s Catholic LGBTQ equality organization for the leaders' efforts to minister to the country’s LGBTQ population. The group was pleasantly surprised by the clergy’s commitment to embracing LGBTQ Catholics, as well as tackling the various obstacles that impede LGBTQ inclusion in the church and society. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: “A powerful example that faith leaders should be following.”

Some Christian leaders used Easter to promote conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and to encourage defiance of social distancing guidelines.  With a notable exception. Read More