Decades Later, Catholic School Awards Gay Alum the Varsity Letter He Was Once Denied

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. Read More

As 2020 Concludes, A Look at the Year’s Best Catholic LGBTQ News

Today, we present our readers’ picks for the Best Catholic LGBTQ News Events of 2020. Read More

Priest Resigns After Professor Sanctioned for Criticism of Polish Bishops’ Anti-LGBTQ Record

A professor at a Catholic university in Poland has resigned in protest after that university sanctioned another professor for comments critical of the nation's bishops and their LGBTQ-negative record. Read More

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

Pope Francis Phones Prominent Gay Theologian and Priest James Alison, Restores Him to Ministry

Pope Francis has called a leading gay theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry over his LGBTQ-affirming work, saying the pope gave the theologian "the power of the keys." Read More

Gay Priest Removed from Ministry After Coming Out Earlier This Year

A priest in the Netherlands has said he was removed from active ministry because he is gay, a claim his diocese disputes. Read More

Stonewall’s Jubilee: A Time for Joyous Prayer

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion when LGBT customers of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City resisted arrest during a raid and began four days of very public demonstrations for equality in the streets of Greenwich Village. Take a few moments to be quiet and pray in thanksgiving for all who have gone before us and paved the way for where we are now. Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Patroness of LGBTQ and Other Outcast People

A pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine shows a queer Catholic woman that we all belong to the church. No exceptions. Read More

50 Years Later, Lessons from “Humanae Vitae” Debate Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Theologians Michael Lawler and Todd Salzman have written a commentary on "Humanae Vitae's" 50th anniversary which while not explicitly addressing LGBT issues is quite relevant and insightful. Today's post highlights a few key features of their overall argument that Pope Francis has changed the calculus on contraception and invited new conversations that more deeply incorporate human experience in theological ethics. Read More