Nebraska Catholic Conference Working to Defeat Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

The Nebraska Catholic Conference has spoken out against a bill that would ban conversion therapy in the state. Conversion therapy refers to an attempt to change an individual’s sexual or gender identity through psychological treatment.  Read More

South Dakota Catholic Conference Helps Defeat LGBTQ Hate Crime Protections

The South Dakota Catholic Conference (SDCC) supportedthe recent defeat of a state legistlature bill that would have extended hate crime protections to LGBTQ South Dakotans. Read More

SPLC Condemns Catholic Anti-LGBTQ Organization’s Hate Video

The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on a recent episode of a conservative Catholic anti-LGBTQ YouTube show as part of their “Hatewatch” investigation project.  Read More

Between Ruddock and a Hard Place: Australia’s Cautionary Lessons on Religious Freedom

As the Masterpiece Cakeshop’s legal saga continues to unfold, LGBTQ people of faith are again caught between two legal aims: LGBTQ equality and religious freedom.  How can we use the law to curtail unjust religious discrimination against LGBTQ folk without inadvertently setting precedents that limit religious liberty? Read More

Archbishop’s Efforts for “Ex-Gay” Therapy Likely Exempted from State Ban on Torturous Practice

Efforts by Colorado's top Church leader to implement "ex-gay" therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools. Read More

Archbishop Endorses Reparative Therapy, Speaker Who Says Being Gay is “Popular Myth”

The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses "ex-gay" therapy, praising efforts by the program's founder who has said that "Satan delights in homosexual perversion." Read More

Catholic Schools in Ireland May Be Required to Teach LGBT Sexuality and Relationships

A new proposal in Ireland may mean Catholic schools in the nation would be required to include LGBT issues in certain curricula related to sexuality and relationships. Read More

Lay Catholics, But Not Bishops, Welcomed the UK’s Conversion Therapy Ban

This past summer, the United Kingdom has became the latest nation to ban "conversion therapy" for gay and lesbian people. Other nations and all churches should follow suit. Read More

‘Catholic Alt-Right’ Groups Go On Offensive Against LGBT Issues

Though the majority of American Catholics are in favor of LGTBQ+ inclusion in the church, a vocal minority of conservative groups continue to spread harmful rhetoric and practices of exclusion. Read More