New Report: Majorities of Black Catholics Affirm Gay People and Same-Gender Marriages

A new report highlights that majorities of Black Catholics in the U.S. support the societal of acceptance of homosexuality and clergy performing same-gender weddings. Read More

LGBTQ Church Workers in Germany Explain Why They Participate in #OutInChurch

LGBTQ church workers in Germany continue to explain their participation in #OutInChurch, an initiative in which 125 such workers publicly came out in a call for non-discrimination. Today's post features two such workers, as well as other news updates from the German church. Read More

In Singapore, Kosovo, and U.S.: Catholic Leaders Voice Opposition to Pro-LGBTQ Laws

Even in a moment when some church leaders express a new openness to LGBTQ equality, many Catholics continue to oppose legislation that would grant LGBTQ equal rights. Today's post features three examples of this opposition. Read More

“Amoris Laetitia”: Church Thinking Needs to Move from the Abstract to the Particular

How do these forms of LGBTQ erasure and dehumanization come to exist in a teaching document written within the last five years? Read More

Asian Church Must Take LGBTQ Issues Seriously in Synodal Process

The local phase of the Synod on Synodality is well underway in dioceses worldwide, and LGBTQ issues are part of those discussions in many places. One columnist is exhorting church leaders in Asia to take such issues seriously, including the question of same-gender unions.  Read More

Michigan Catholic Charities Office Allowed to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Parents

A Michigan Catholic Charities office recently won a settlement against the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) over the issue of whether the church institution can refuse to work with LGBTQ couples seeking to adopt. Read More

Davenport Bishop Forms Gender Committee to Learn from Transgender Catholics

Signs of positive progress on LGBTQ issues are taking place in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, as church leaders work towards a deeper understanding of transgender people’s experiences.  Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Meet with Malta’s Bishops as Anti-Gay Priest Charged with Hate Crime

The small island nation of Malta continues to be an outsized force for the Catholic LGBTQ movement. Two recent stories illustrate how Malta is advancing the conversation on LGBTQ people in the church. Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

ROUNDTABLE: Has Church Made a “Decisive Shift” on LGBTQ Issues? — Part II

Bondings 2.0 asked ten leading voices in the LGBTQ Catholic world to respond to Christopher Lamb’s suggestion that the Catholic Church has made a decisive shift on LGBTQ issues. Today's post is Part II of their responses. Read More