On Community, Discomfort, and Pride

If I had a quarter for every time someone questioned why I do not leave the Catholic Church, I would have a boatload of money. Being openly transgender and Catholic, folks from nearly every background have quizzed me about why I remain. Read More

How a Son and Daughter Responded to a Gay Dad Coming Out

On this Father’s Day, some 34 years after the death of my own father, I reflect on my two amazing children, who were the best enablers I could hope for when I came out as a gay man. Read More

New Profile of Fr. Bryan Massingale Details His Mission to Seek LGBTQ, Racial Justice

A new profile in The Revealer. an online religion publication, discusses the justice work of Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor at Fordham University, New York, and one of the foremost Catholic social ethicists. Massingale, who is gay and Black, describes himself as a ‘scholar activist.' He has been compared to a ‘prophet’ for his passionate work in areas of race, sexuality, and gender. Read More

Fr. James Alison Writes on Being a Gay Priest, Fighting Institutional Homophobia

In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. James Alison uses the metaphor of sheep, shepherds, and wolves to explain how he works to address the problem of institutionalized homophobia in the church, as well as to recall his own personal experiences as a gay priest and his support of other LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Queer, Catholic, and White: My Own Trinitarian Identity

"Today is Trinity Sunday and the first Sunday of Pride month. What an opportune day then to reflect on my own Trinitarian identity as one person who is at once queer, Catholic, and white." Read More

In Times of Uncertainty, We Turn to Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Michael Sennett reflects on how do we answer Jesus’ call to move forward in the storm of COVID-19 and a church that fails to include LGBTQ people if we do not know the way? Read More

Progetto Gionata Publishes Resources on Experiences of Italian Parents with LGBTQ Children

An Italian organization for families with LGBTQ members has released a free publication for parents with LGBTQ children, as well as an accompanying video. Read More

For Lesbian Visibility Day, Swiss Theologian Writes on Church’s Dual Discrimination

In an open letter from Zurich, Switzerland, Catholic theologian Susanne Birke shared her experience as a "woman loving female" for Lesbian Visibility Day, which took place on April 26th. Read More

In New Memoir, Comedian Cameron Esposito Digs into Queer Liberation, Catholic Upbringing

Cameron Esposito’s new memoir Save Yourself is the story she needed when she was younger. The lesbian comedian tracks the story of her Catholic upbringing and queer liberation, including an early interest in the priesthood and majoring in theology at a Catholic university Read More

What I Wish I Could Tell My Students

One student posed a question along these lines: “Where are all the queer campus ministers? Why aren’t they standing up to administration when queer students are targeted or excluded?” Read More