Court Rules for Catholic Groups Seeking “Right to Refuse” Transgender Healthcare

A federal court in North Dakota has ruled that certain Catholic healthcare providers and organizations can refuse to perform gender-confirming procedures, and also may deny insurance coverage for gender-confirming healthcare to church employees. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Seek Defunding of Canada’s Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

Some of Canada's LGBTQ advocacy groups are calling for an end to the public funding of Canadian Catholic schools over the schools' treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. Read More

U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

New Book on Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church Centers LGBTQ People

The story of Black Lives Matter cannot be told without queer and transgender activists, who helped found and lead the movement since its beginnings in 2013. That is why it was so refreshing to see LGBTQ people centered repeatedly in a new book on the relationship between the movement for racial justice and the Catholic Church. Read More

Univ. of Dallas Alumni Seek Removal of Professor Over Transphobic Social Media Posts

A transgender alumna’s demand that her Catholic university take action against a professor who demeaned a trans woman nominated for a high-ranking position in the Biden administration, has been rebuffed by the campus administration. Read More

Nun Tells Catholic Hospitals: “Transgender Persons Are the Body of Christ, Too”

"Transgender persons are the body of Christ too," wrote Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in a recent column in which she called for Catholic hospitals to provide more equitable healthcare. Read More

Catholic U. Students Protest Abby Johnson Over Anti-LGBTQ and Racist Comments

Students and alumni of The Catholic University of America protested an anti-abortion speaker who has made repeated anti-LGBTQ and racist comments and participated in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Read More

Brazilian Priest Posts Message of Acceptance in Instagram Photo with Transgender Women

A Brazilian priest has used Instagram to share photos of himself with transgender women along with a message of acceptance. Read More

Michigan Diocese Releases New Transgender-Negative Policy for Catholic Agencies

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has released a new policy on gender identity that requires all of its agencies to acknowledge only a person’s assigned sex at birth.  Read More

Catholics and Joe Biden Can Find Common Ground for Equality, Writes Lay Minister

Catholic social teaching can provide common ground for President Joe Biden and U.S. Catholics to work together on LGBTQ issues, Yunuen Trujillo suggested in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More