LGBTQ Advocates Seek Defunding of Canada’s Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

Some of Canada's LGBTQ advocacy groups are calling for an end to the public funding of Canadian Catholic schools over the schools' treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. Read More

Canada’s Largest Catholic School District Weighs Gender Identity Protections

Officials for the world's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district are deciding whether to make non-discrimination protections more LGBTQ inclusive by including protections for gender identity and/or expression. Read More

Transgender Education Policies Face Catholic Opposition in Canada, U.S.

The Edmonton Catholic School Board initially passed a policy on LGBT students, the latest step in a heated debate which has led many to doubt the Board's abilities and Education Minister David Eggen to mandate professional facilitation. Read More

Canada's Catholic Schools Take Further Steps toward LGBT Inclusion

Canada’s publicly-funded Catholic school system has made some great strides in regard to LGBT issues... Read More

Catholic School Board in Canada Allows Gay-Straight Alliances

The Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board, Ontario, Canada, has relented and agreed to allow gay-straight alliances... Read More

Catholic School District Reinstates LGBTQ Youth Resource After Advocates’ Pushback

The Catholic school board in Toronto has reinstated a previously removed resource for LGBTQ students after sharp public criticism about the decision to discontinue it.  Read More

New Studies Detail Surge in Catholic Support for LGBTQ Equality, Even As Inequities Remain

New studies have found that U.S. Catholic attitudes towards same-gender civil marriage and the overall acceptance of LGBTQ identities has increased exponentially over the last 30 years. Similar cultural patterns have emerged globally, although disparities persist in various parts of the world. Read More

Catholic Bishops Object to Proposed Canadian Ban on Conversion Therapy

A Canadian legislative measure to ban conversion therapy nationwide has received sharp criticism from that country’s Catholic bishops. Read More

Canadian Catholic School Board Sanctions Official for Anti-LGBTQ Comments

A Catholic school district in Canada has sanctioned an official who expressed homophobic comments opposing LGBTQ-supportive policies for students. In a related story, a candidate for another district's trustees has been criticized for his disparaging writings on LGBTQ identity and his endorsement of conversion therapy. Read More

Archbishop Responding to Pope’s Civil Union Support: It Begins with the Human Person

A U.S. archbishop has responded to the pope's support for civil unions recognizing same-gender couples in a more positive way, suggesting Francis' approach begins with the human person, not church teaching. But not all church leaders have responded similarly. Read More