Bishops Applaud New Trump Administration Rule Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

The U.S. bishops have expressed their appreciation for a new Trump administration rule that would allow federally-funded social service service providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Read More

Critics Laud Taiwanese Film About Gay Love Story Between Catholic School Students

A recent film highlighted the joy and love that can be experienced by queer people in Catholic environments. Read More

Catholic Teachings Inhibit LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education Policies

In some regions of the world, Catholic teachings on sexuality and gender have been inhibiting more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sex education programs from being implemented in public fora. This post includes two examples. Read More

Catholic High School Apologizes After Distributing Anti-LGBTQ Booklet by French Priest

A Catholic high school in France has apologized after it came under fire for the distribution of an anti-LGBTQ booklet to its students. The document, authored by a French Catholic priest, casts LGBTQ identity and relationships in a negative light. Read More

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

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

German Archdiocese Censors Catholic Students After Criticism of Church Teachings on Sexuality

A German archdiocese has censored a Catholic student group after the group issued a document critical of church teachings about sexual morality, among other reform-related items. Read More

Top U.S. Bishops Issue Letter of Support for Legislation Targeting Transgender Athletes

Two committee chairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have stated their support for a federal anti-transgender bill that would cut off  Title IX funding from schools which permit transgender women to compete athletically with cisgender women. Read More

Catholic Bishops Object to Proposed Canadian Ban on Conversion Therapy

A Canadian legislative measure to ban conversion therapy nationwide has received sharp criticism from that country’s Catholic bishops. Read More

Canadian Catholic School Board Sanctions Official for Anti-LGBTQ Comments

A Catholic school district in Canada has sanctioned an official who expressed homophobic comments opposing LGBTQ-supportive policies for students. In a related story, a candidate for another district's trustees has been criticized for his disparaging writings on LGBTQ identity and his endorsement of conversion therapy. Read More