Do Pride Flags Belong in Catholic Schools? One Teacher Says, “Yes!”

Do Pride flags belong in Catholic classrooms? According to Kevin Considine, a teacher and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, the answer is ‘yes.’  Read More

Quote to Note: One Reason Pope Francis Is LGBTQ-Positive

Why is Pope Francis more positive on LGBTQ issues than his predecessos have been?  Read More

German Archdiocese Confirms Transgender Man Can Teach Religious Studies

A German teacher-in-training who recently came out as transgender has received permission to continue teaching religious studies. Read More

The Church Is LGBTQ Catholics’ Rightful Home—And We’re Here to Stay

The time when LGBTQ Catholics had to leave the Church to be safe or to not make others uncomfortable is over. This is our rightful home, we are here to stay. Read More

Irish Bishops Approve LGBTQ-Negative Sex Education Program; And Other News

Today's post includes stories about the Irish church's new sex education program, one Jesuit's review of "The Power of the Dog," and more. Read More

Transgender Woman Calls Meeting with Pope Francis an “Important Message” for Pride

Pope Francis has met with a group of transgender women this month, one of whom remarked on how the encounter was an "important message" during Pride. Read More

Two LGBTQ+ Catholics Face Each Other in Election for San Francisco Political Office

Two queer Catholics are vying for the same district seat to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The historic political body, which was home to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to serve in a political office in the United States, will soon be the workplace of an LGBTQ Catholic, according to the Bay Area Reporter. Read More

LGBTQ+ Catholics in the Philippines Determined to Be Both Out and Part of the Church

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. Read More

Are Pride Month and Sacred Heart Devotion Complementary? Two Authors Say “Yes”

Each year, Catholic publications are publishing more articles and reflections for Pride Month. Today's post features some of this pieces from this June, two of which address the connection between Pride and the Sacred Heart devotion. Read More

Reginald Adams, A Gay Black Catholic Killed in Hate Crime, Remembered by Journalist

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.  Read More