Court Sides With Catholic School Board Against Anti-LGBTQ Trustee

An Ontario court has ruled that the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) acted legally... Read More

German Diocese Issues Remarkably LGBTQ-Positive Guidelines for Sex Education

A German diocese has released new guidelines on sex education that are remarkably LGBTQ-positive, including an appreciation of diverse sexual identities and an opening blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Canadian Publisher Cancels Catholic Textbook Series Accused of Anti-LGBTQ+ Content

A Canadian publisher is discontinuing a Catholic textbook series after the books were accused of containing homophobic and transphobic content. Read More

New Article Highlights Tensions in LGBTQ+ Pastoral Ministry at Catholic Colleges

A recent piece in the National Catholic Reporter suggests that both Catholic and Protestant colleges are often serving as this liminal space where queer students experience acceptance, as well as the contradiction of anti-LGBTQ+ theological underpinnings. Read More

Top German Lay Catholic Organizations Endorses New Transgender Rights Legislation

Two of Germany's top Catholic lay organizations have endorsed proposed civil legislation to expand transgender rights. Read More

Iowa Diocese’s New Gender Policy Refers to Transgender Healthcare as “Mutilation”

An Iowa diocese is being criticized after its new gender policy was leaked last week, which refers to gender-affirming healthcare as "mutilation" and bans such treatments on church property. Read More

Ecumenical Group Files Amicus Brief Supporting Fired Gay Church Worker’s Lawsuit

A group of Protestant churches in North Carolina has filed an amicus brief supporting a gay plaintiff’s Title VII claim against the Catholic school that fired him in 2014, according to Law360. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocates Outnumber Anti-Transgender Protestors at Catholic School

LGBTQ+ advocates showed up in strong numbers to counter-demonstrate an anti-transgender protest organized near a Catholic high school in Ontario. Read More

Three Years Later, Theologians Reflect on Vatican’s Trans-Negative Schools Document

America recently published a conversation between two theologians who were looking back, three years later, at the Vatican's then-Congregation for Catholic Education’s (CCE) 2019 instruction ​​“‘Male and Female He Created Them’: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education.” Read More

Indonesian Catholics Protest Provincial Ban on LGBTQ+ Education; And More News

Today's post features news about Catholics advocating for LGBTQ+ rights in Indonesia, a Milwaukee parish's Mass for inclusion, and more. Read More