NEWS NOTES: Trans Health, Fr. Martin, LGBTQ+ Poster, Successful Fundraiser, and Gay Baseball Player

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Archbishop Condemns Discrimination Based on Race, Gender, and Orientation

In a speech at the National Federation of Priests' Councils annual meeting, Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory spoke out against racism, sexism, and sexual orientation discrimination, urging priests in attendance to work to eradicate these injustices. Read More

With Catholic Support, Oklahoma and Kansas Pass Bills Allowing Adoption Discrimination

Over the past week,  the state legislatures in both Kansas and Oklahoma passed bills that will give faith-based adoption agencies the right to refuse to place children with lesbian and gay couples.  Read More

In Philippines: ‘L.G.B.T. are now accepted. We are very welcome.’

About 80 percent of Filipinos are Roman Catholic, and the church’s teachings often dominate public life in the Philippines. Still, Ms. Cabaluna, who considers herself very religious, said: 'L.G.B.T. are now accepted. We are very welcome.' Read More

In Jamaica, Catholic Deacon’s Anti-Gay Arguments Are Built on Sand, Not Rock

As a Christian I always cringe when I read articles concerning LGBT people by Peter Espeut, a Jamaican Roman Catholic deacon and sociologist.  As an office-holder in a church ostensibly built on the “rock” (or “Peter” in Latin) of Christ’s example and command to reach those on the margins of society, this modern Peter’s writings display a dangerous hostility towards vulnerable LGBT people.  Read More

NEWS NOTES: Registering a Baby, Overturning Sodomy Laws, and Possibly Poland’s First Gay President

A summary of a wide range of stories from around the world on Catholic LGBTQ issues. Read More

Will New Education Resource Help Alberta’s Catholic School Teachers?

The Alberta Teachers’ Association has produced a guidebook have been working to improve the lives of LGBTQ school staff members who work in the Canadian province in a new guidebook. While the resource, entitled "Breaking the Silence," instructs about legislation, policies, and support for teachers, a question remains if LGBTQ teachers in Catholic schools will benefit from these developments.  Read More

Philadelphia Officially Severs Ties With Catholic Foster Care Agency Over LGBTQ Parents

Following a report that Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services agency (CSS) does not place foster children in the care of same-sex couples, that city’s Department of Human Services (DHS) decided that it will not sponsor future placements of children through CSS, which receives funds from the city. Read More

Catholic Family Values and Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland: Three Years Later

Nearly three years after Ireland’s successful 2015 referendum on same-sex marriage, it’s worth asking how such a Catholic country is faring afterward and how it managed to pass same-sex marriage legislation in the first place. Read More

Catholic Politican Introduces Marriage Equality Bill Saying He is “Living the Message of the Gospel”

A Catholic legislator introduced a marriage equality bill for Northern Ireland, and said doing so was "iving the message of the gospel." Read More