Pope’s Affirmation of “Right to Family” Can Help LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

As Pope Francis has consistently emphasized, mercy encounters persons and their needs, not their moral infractions. When Catholic families and communities learn to see others with these eyes, new horizons in how we imagine the extent and diversity of our families may well unfold. Read More

California Confirms Black, Openly Gay Catholic as Newest State Supreme Court Justice

Earlier this month, Martin Jenkins, an LGBTQ practicing Catholic, was confirmed as the first openly gay Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of California. Read More

Mexican Cardinal Endorses Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Family Inclusion of LGBTQ Members

A leading bishop in Mexico has spoken favorably about Pope Francis' support for same-gender civil unions and call for families not to exclude LGBTQ members. Read More

LGBT Catholic Groups in Brazil Make Strides in Building Community and Connections

In the face of widespread homophobia and transphobia, LGBT Catholic groups in Brazil have been making strides to develop community and connection with the queer community, other Catholics, and each other. Read More

Bishop in U.K. Applauds Court Decision Limiting Treatments for Transgender Children

Senior Catholic officials in the United Kingdom have applauded a ruling from the nation’s highest court that says certain transgender children lack the legal competency to consent to medical treatments administered by a gender identity clinic. Read More

In Belize, Catholic Diocese Helps Stop Non-Discrimination Legislation for LGBTQ People

The Catholic Diocese of Belize has vocally opposed legislation that would have protected people from discrimination based on gender and/or sexual orientation. Read More

Guam Politician Barred from Being Confirmation Sponsor Over Same-Gender Relationship

The Lt. Governor of Guam has been prohibited from sponsoring his niece at confirmation due to his same-gender relationship. Read More

Catholic Reform Groups Back Embattled Irish Priest Tony Flannery; And More News

Today's post features news stories on Catholic reform groups' support for Fr. Tony Flannery, a new gay Catholic's appointment to the California Supreme Court, musician Gina Chavez speaking out on being queer and Catholic, and more. Read More

Transgender Legislator Hopes Pope’s Civil Unions Support Can Advance LGBTQ Bills

A transgender Catholic legislator in the Philippine has been using Pope Francis’s recent endorsement of same-gender civil unions to encourage LGBTQ equality in that country, including the legalization of civil unions.  Read More

Guyana Bishop Calls for Nation’s Anti-Gay Criminalization Laws to Be “Null and Void”

A bishop in the Caribbean has called for laws in his country that criminalize homosexuality to be made "null and void." Read More