President Biden Makes Gains for LGBTQ Equality, But Faces New Battle with U.S. Bishops

Joe Biden has been U.S. president for less than a month, and already he has reversed much of the Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies and charted a new course for equality going forward. But questions remain about how he will interface with U.S. bishops and with anti-LGBTQ activists, and some advocates for intersex rights remain critical. Read More

Reversing His Position, Bishop Now Supports Criminalization Law

The bishop of Diocese of Roseau in the Caribbean has expressed his support for the continued criminalization of homosexuality in the island nation of Dominica, in an apparent reversal of his previous opposition to such a measure. Read More

Polish Activists Face Criminal Charges for Depicting Mary and Jesus with Rainbow Haloes

A court trial has begun for three Polish activists charged with offending religious sentiment after they created and posted images of a revered icon with a rainbow halo. 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

Poland Reveals Damage That Catholic Officials’ Anti-LGBTQ Opposition Does to Church

If Catholic leaders are ever curious about the harm their LGBTQ-negative positions do to the life of the church, they need look no farther than Poland. A new survey shows just how severe that damage can be. Read More

The Readers Voted. Here Are The Worst Catholic LGBTQ News Events of 2020.

Thanks to Bondings 2.0 readers who responded to our annual poll, today we present a ranking of what are considered the ten worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year. Read More

Catholic Leaders Join Interfaith Declaration Against Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization, Conversion Therapy

Close to 1,200 global interfaith leaders have signed a declaration supporting LGBTQ people which seeks to ban the criminalization of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Read More

Guyana Bishop Calls for Nation’s Anti-Gay Criminalization Laws to Be “Null and Void”

A bishop in the Caribbean has called for laws in his country that criminalize homosexuality to be made "null and void." Read More

Activists in Bahamas, South Africa, Poland, Elsewhere Laud Pope’s Civil Union Support

For many commentators, Pope Francis' recent comments reiterating his support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples were not far enough. Less heard, but quite relevant, are voices who note that Francis simply speaking of LGBTQ people positively makes a tremendous impact in areas where LGBTQ people remain very much at risk. Read More

Elton John, “Two Popes” Actor, Global Activists, and More Respond to Pope’s Civil Union Support

Responses to Pope Francis' support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples have continued to be posted online through media interviews, social media posts, and statements. Read More