#OutInChurch Documentary Tops Viewing States in Germany; And More News

Today's post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items. Read More

Boston College Faculty Publish Letter Criticizing University’s Trans-Exclusionary Survey

Faculty and staff at Boston College have published an open letter criticizing university officials for being exclusionary of transgender and non-binary people in a campus survey. Read More

Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons. Read More

For LGBTQ People, What Does It Mean to “Pray for Vocations” with Pope Francis?

What does it mean to “pray for vocations”? Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and Pope Francis once again is reframing how the people of God should think about an issue. His message is quite relevant for LGBTQ people. Read More

After 15 Year Struggle, Fired Lesbian Church Worker Wins Legal Battle

A lesbian church worker fired because of her sexual orientation has won her legal battle after a 15 years ago struggle. Read More

Swiss Priests Boycott Anti-Abuse Ethics Code Over Its LGBTQ-Positive Provisions

Swiss priests are refusing to sign a diocesan code of conduct largely because it includes provisions intended to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More

Catholic School Officials Consider Firing Teachers Striking Over LGBTQ Author’s Talk

Officials at a Catholic school in England have considered firing teachers now striking over the school's decision to ban a gay author. Elsewhere, the government has begun investigating the school over governance issues. Read More

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More

New Document on Catholic Schools Mixed On Question of LGBTQ Employment Disputes

The Congregation for Catholic Education has released a new document on Catholic identity that could impact how LGBTQ issues, particularly related to employment, are addressed. Read More

Catholic School Backtracks on Assurance that LGBTQ Teacher Would Not Be Fired

A church worker has claimed she was fired from a Catholic school over her same-gender marriage, even while she had been assured the marriage would not be a problem. Read More