Catholic School Apologizes After Students Removed “Nutcracker” Featuring Gay Couple

A Catholic school is apologizing after chaperones led students out of a performance of The Nutcracker that featured a same-gender couple. Read More

Alverno College Welcomes First Transgender Student; Other Catholic Higher Education News

As the semester winds down, here is a round-up of news stories concerning LGBTQ issues in Catholic higher education. Read More

Catholic Official Who Compared LGBTQ Issues to Cannabalism Now Faces Charges of Harassing Student

A Catholic education official in Ontario is facing criticism from multiple quarters over his anti-LGBTQ comments, as well as allegations that he intimidated and harassed a student over her progressive views. Read More

After Conversion Therapy, Parents Blame Catholic Ministers for Lesbian Daughter’s Death

The parents of a 24-year-old lesbian who died unexpectedly is blaming church ministers for what the family claims was a death by suicide because those ministers attempted conversion therapy on their daughter.  Read More

New Film Addresses Old Cultural Scar of “Ex-Gay” Therapy in Ireland

Ireland’s public television network has aired a new film about conversion therapy and the damage it causes people who undergo it. The film reveals the long shadow a history of LGBTQ persecution in a largely Catholic country casts despite legal advances for LGBTQ equality in recent years. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Bishop McElroy Issues Condemnation of Judgmentalism in Church

In a recent address, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy sharply condemned judgementalism, particularly in the church, and warned of the damage such an attitude inflicts, particularly on the retention of young Catholics. But he stopped short of naming what is at the core of judgmentalism in the U.S. church today: LGBTQ-negative teachings and practices. Read More

Utah Diocese Backs Proposed State Ban on Conversion Therapy Targeting Minors

Not long after Pope Francis met with a lesbian woman who advocates against conversion therapy, U.S. diocese have offered conflicting responses to proposed bans on such debunked psychological practices. Read More

Multiple Dioceses Challenge Anti-LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections in Adoption, Foster Care Services

Catholic dioceses in Texas and Pennsylvania are challenging anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination protections tied to government funding of adoption and foster care services, protections that the Trump administration seeks to gut at the federal level. Read More

Catholic School Official Criticized for Comparing LGBTQ Issues to Cannibalism, Pedophilia

A Catholic education official in Toronto is being called on to resign after comparing LGBTQ issues to cannibalism, pedophilia, and beastiality during a recent debate over whether school policies should be made more inclusive. Read More

Ignatian Family Demands Justice for LGBTQ Community at #IFTJ19

As 2,000+ students, teachers, and campus ministers from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and parishes gathered in Washignton, D.C. metro area this weekend for the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), justice for the LGBTQ community took center stage. Read More