LGBTQ Advocates Say Amy Coney Barrett Could Cause Damage for Equality

LGBTQ advocates, including many Catholics, are raising concerns about Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, over the nominee's apparent indifference or even opposition to LGBTQ equality. Read More

In Homily, German Priests Calls for Church Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

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. Read More

LGBTQ Advocate Challenges Indian Bishop’s Condemnation of Homosexuality as “Unnatural”

An Indian LGBTQ advocate has challenged one of the nation's bishops for claiming homosexuality is unnatural and for opposing marriage equality, an issue now pending in India's legal system. Read More

My Gay, Catholic Wedding (And Other Times I Recognize Myself in the Bible)

We knew that getting married as two gay, Catholic women in the deeply red state of South Dakota, especially when we were determined to have a Catholic liturgy, would be complicated. That is why, despite vastly different contexts, I see myself in today’s parable when it comes to my gay, Catholic wedding during COVID-19. Read More

Politicians Connected to Italian Bishops Claim LGBTQ Protections Are “Death of Liberty”

Italian church officials are voicing their opposition to a potential non-discrimination law aimed at protecting LGBTQ people and women, legislation which LGBTQ advocates have sought to pass for years. Read More

Former Top Vatican Official Claims LGBTQ Movement Seeks to “Destroy Marriage and Family”

The former top Vatican official has said the intent of the LGBTQ movement is to "to relativize and ultimately destroy marriage and family," while encouraging the Polish people to stymie equality further. Read More

Nobel Laureate Declines Polish Award Over Bishop’s LGBTQ Negative Statements

A Nobel laureate has declined a local award from her Polish hometown because she would have been required to share the prestige with a Catholic bishop who has expressed LGBTQ-negative viewpoints. Read More

NCR Features New Ways Ministry Programs for Lesbian Sisters, Religious Communities

Global Sisters Report (GSR), a project of the National Catholic Reporter focused on women religious, recently profiled New Ways Ministry's programs that supports lesbian, bisexual, and queer sisters, as well as their congregational leadership. Read More

Appeals Court Reinstates Fired LGBTQ Church Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit

An appeals court has reinstated a previously dismissed discrimination lawsuit brought against the Archdiocese of Chicago by an LGBTQ employee fired for marrying his same-gender partner. Read More

NEXT STEPS: What Do LGBTQ People Want–And NOT Want–From a Parish?

How can you be more welcoming of LGBTQ people in your parish? By learning what they seek and do not seek in a faith community. Read More