Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. 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

Toronto Catholic Schools Set to Omit LGBTQ-Specific Protections from Policies Update

Trustees for Canada's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district have backed away from adding LGBTQ-specific protections to their policies, just as those trustees face a discrimination claim made by an LGBTQ family. Read More

Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Move to End LGBTQ Protections in Healthcare, Social Services

Top U.S. bishops have voiced their support for the Trump administration's latest move to vacate federal anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination regulations, this time involving adoption and foster care services and life-saving healthcare programs. Read More

Duquesne University Reverses Course to Allow Gender Neutral Fashion Show

Ceding to protests, Duquesne University administrators have backed off an initial decision to ban gender-neutral language and imagery from an upcoming campus fashion show. Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Fr. Martin Shares Trans-Related Letters With Vatican Official Behind Anti-LGBTQ Document

Fr. James Martin, SJ, recently met with officials from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which released an anti-LGBTQ document earlier this summer. Martin shared with them three letters from people writing about their transgender-related experiences. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Philadelphia Archdiocese Sponsored Workshop By “Ex-Gay” Therapy Proponents

Conversion therapy proponents have been welcomed to present in another U.S. diocese, deepening ties between the nation's bishops and fringe LGBTQ-negative organizations out of step with church teaching. Read More

Lawsuits Against Catholic Hospitals Which Denied Care to Transgender Patients Set to Proceed

An appeals court has ruled that a transgender patient denied care by a Catholic hospital can proceed with a discrimination lawsuit just as a similar lawsuit is set to be heard in court this month.  Read More