In New Index, Several Catholic Countries Are Among Safest for LGBTQ Tourists

Included in a newly formed list of the safest places for LGBTQ people to visit are a number of predominantly Catholic countries, showing Catholics are more supportive of LGBTQ equality than they are resistant to it. Read More

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Lesbian/Gay Persecution, Concerned About “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Pope Francis made two steps to further LGBTQ inclusion in the church these week: condemning the persecution of lesbian/gay people and meeting with a lesbian activist who works to end conversion therapy. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Pope Francis For Condemning Persecution of Lesbian/Gay People

New Ways Ministry welcomes Pope Francis' statement condemning the persecution of LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholics Seek Justice for LGBTQ Refugees, End to Criminalization Laws

Catholics in England have raised alarms about that nation's treatment of LGBTQ asylum seekers, while Catholics elsewhere highlight the need to oppose conditions which cause LGBTQ people to flee. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Theologian Compares LGBTQ People’s Relation with Church to Katy Perry Song; And More

Today's post features news items on the latest Catholic LGBTQ news and analysis, including the Virginia bishops' opposition to a conversion therapy ban. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Caribbean Archbishop Seeks Repeal of Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization Law

An archbishop in St. Lucia has called for the Caribbean nation to reconsider its anti-LGBTQ law after a young man there died by suicide. Read More

Will New Cardinals Lead to LGBTQ Issues Being Downplayed in Church?

With Pope Francis' appointment of more cardinals from the Global South, are LGBTQ issues set to be downplayed in the church? Read More

Recent Steps Towards LGBTQ Inclusion Are Signs of Hope for Church

"What would it mean for the institutional church to welcome L.G.B.T. Catholics?" That is the question posed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, in a new column for America where he shares three recent steps towards inclusion. Read More

Fr. James Martin: To Stop Hate, Faith Communities Need To Get Their Own Houses In Order

Fr. James Martin, S.J. recently testified before a U.S. congressional committee on the role religious acts can play in combatting hate crimes, and suggested, "the most effective thing they can do is to get their own houses of worship in order." Read More

LGBTQ Catholics from Philippines, Mexico, Uganda Speak at Fordham University Event

A Fordham University panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising focused on the ongoing challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people around the globe, including in majority Catholic countries. Read More