Korean Translation of Book Highlights Difficulties of Church Language on LGBTQ Issues

"Building a Bridge" by Jesuit Fr. James Martin has been translated into Korean, making it the first book for LGBTQ Catholics in Korea. Read More

In “Montero,” Lil Nas X Shows How Black, Queer Sexuality Holds Keys to Liberation

“When I see Lil Nas X dancing into the depths of hell on a stripper pole, I see Jesus,” wrote Jordan DeSanto in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

Rescheduled Conference on Catholic LGBTQ Issues to Take Webinar Form This June

A conference on Catholic LGBTQ issues originally slated for last summer has been rescheduled for this June as a webinar, announced Jesuit Fr. James Martin on his Facebook page. Relatedly, a new documentary premiering this month features the priest’s LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Gay Writer Explores Lifelong Shame Produced by His Catholic Upbringing

The effects of growing up as a gay youth in a conservative Catholic setting have been long-lasting for one writer who recently described his experience in a newspaper column. He is not alone: research shows that growing up in an environment of intense shame often has deep psychological effects that can stay with a person for a lifetime. Read More

New York Catholics Rallied on Easter Sunday Against Vatican Blessing Ban ; Other News

Today's post features several Catholic LGBTQ news updates, including one story about protests that happened Easter Sunday against the Vatican's ban on same-gender blessings. Read More

Clerical Fashion Collection Hopes to Prompt Reconciliation Between LGBTQ and Church

An English fashion designer’s new collection reimagines elements of clerical garb with bright colors, rhinestones, and lingerie. With the glamorous, over-the-top looks, he hopes to contribute to reconciliation between the LGBTQ community and the Catholic Church. Read More

Vatican Blessings Ban a Moment to Leave Church for Some and to Recommit for Others

In the weeks following the Vatican’s’s declaration that priests cannot bless same-gender couples, there are reports (like this one) that people are leaving the church because of this decision. And while some people may be finally throwing in the towel and leaving the church, for others, their Catholicism runs deeper than the institution in Rome. Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More

Gay Performer Alleges Walsh University Fired Him Over His Sexual Orientation

A well-known actor was fired from a gig at a Catholic university in Ohio because he is gay, according to a YouTube video he produced. But a school official disputes this allegation, offering a different explanation for the employment dispute. Read More