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

Archbishop Says Pope’s Civil Union Support a “Reality Check”; Mary McAleese Seeks Doctrinal Change

A top Irish prelate has suggested that Pope Francis' recent comments on civil unions for same-gender couples should be a "reality check" for the church, while Ireland's former president has pushed the pope to reform church teachings about homosexuality. Read More

While Some Continue to Laud Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Others Have a Different View

Theologians and LGBTQ Catholics, as well as secular advocates for equality have continued to offer mostly positive appraisals on Pope Francis' reiterated support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. 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

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

Haitian Church Leaders Oppose Legal Reforms to Protect LGBTQ People; And More News

Today's post features news about Haitian church leaders' opposition to protections for LGBTQ people, awards for Michael O'Loughlin's podcast about AIDS and the Catholic Church, and more. Read More

Catholics Worldwide Ask Vatican to Withdraw Its Opposition to LGBTQ Refugee Protections

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) and its member organizations have appealed to Pope Francis and other ranking church official with a request that the Vatican withdraw its objections to a United Nations report seeking better protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. Read More