Polish Art Exhibit Highlights Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Catholic Church

A Polish artist is making headlines for an exhibition that draws attention to LGBTQ discrimination in the Catholic Church.       Read More

California Attorney General Prioritizes Patient Care Over Religious Refusal Directives

California’s attorney general has denied a proposed merger of two religious hospital chains in Northern California, citing the merger’s potential problems of increased health costs, limited access, and decreased availability of transgender healthcare services.   Read More

Backed by Archdiocese, Toronto Catholic School Board Reverses Course, Adopts LGBTQ Protections

Officials leading Toronto's Catholic school system approved new LGBTQ protections that had been quite contentious, but were quickly approved after the local archdiocese came out in support of them. Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: Edgewood College Opens Queer Student Center; Georgetown University Celebrates OUTober; And More

Today's Campus Chronicles features several stories, including the launch of Edgewood College's new Queer Student Center and several campus celebrations of LGBTQ Pride. Read More

Latest Church Worker Firing in Indianapolis Shows Need for Active Lay Leadership in Church

The spate of firings in Indianapolis is a moment for Catholic laypeople to exercise their ecclesial and moral authority to denounce the unjust discrimination against LGBTQ church employees. 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

Catholics Seek Justice for LGBTQ Refugees, End to Criminalization Laws

Catholics in England have raised alarms about that nation's treatment of LGBTQ asylum seekers, while Catholics elsewhere highlight the need to oppose conditions which cause LGBTQ people to flee. Read More

In Indianapolis, Catholic School Students Protest Spate of Church Worker Firings

After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was "abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage," as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic. Read More

Authorities Investigating Brazilian Priest for LGBTQ-Negative Petition at Mass

Authorities are investigating a Brazilian priest for allegedly making homophobic comments during a Mass celebrated shortly after the nation's Supreme Court criminalized anti-LGBTQ violence and hate speech earlier this year. Read More

Crowdfunding Launched for Proposed Film on Gay Priest Diagnosed with HIV

A recent profile in The Advocate is raising awareness about a new short film that tells the story of a priest newly diagnosed with HIV. The film is seeking funding on Kickstarter and is described as exploring “a moment in the life of one priest who is faced with a crossroads of health and identity, threatening to deconstruct his entire belief system.” Read More