Recognizing, Understanding, and Affirming Asexual People

There’s a small change in one of the definitions of Fr. James Martin’s second edition of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity. The change may be minor, but it makes a world of difference to a particular group of people who are often forgotten.  Read More

Fr. Tony Flannery Raises Questions About LGBT Inclusion at the World Meeting of Families

Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland, joined the latest group of voices asking whether the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland will include LGBT families. Read More

Parishes Celebrate Pride Month, But Obstacles Remain to Full Inclusion

Pride festivities each June provide a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the struggle for equality. Though an increasing number of parishes have joined celebrations this year, Pride is not without controversy in some Catholic circles. Read More

Priest Banned from Speaking at Catholic Conference Over His Support for Marriage Equality

An archbishop has banned an LGBT-supportive priest from speaking at a Catholic conference, a silencing that has led to cries of hypocrisy over the archbishop's own claims about free speech. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Justin Bieber Supports Queer Catholic Fan; Catholic Politician Says Homosexuality a “Mental Illness”; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against LGBT Discrimination

At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May. Read More

Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Malta Receives Top LGBT Rights Score; Poland May Elect Gay Atheist as President; and More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More