Posts

Gabon Archdiocese Opposes Homosexuality Decriminalization; And More Catholic LGBTQ News

Today's post features news items on a Gabon archbishop's unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop's opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church's efforts against transgender laws, and more. Read More

New Survey Reveals 40% of Australian Catholics Believe There Are More Than Two Genders

Forty percent of Australian Catholics believe there are more than two genders, according to results from a new study. Read More

Australian Catholics Host First LGBTQ National Symposium in 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, Catholic organizers across Australia convened a national symposium on LGBTQ+ pastoral care to discuss ways that organizers can better serve LGBTQ+ Catholic communities. Read More

Jesuit Magazine Publishes Defense of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Education

In an essay published in a leading online Catholic magazine, a queer writer has defended Australia’s LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program. Read More

Gay Educator Resigns from Catholic School Because He “Can No Longer Live a Lie”

"What’s the Catholic church teaching us about love?" That’s the title question of a recent article which features the story of Brendan, a gay Australian educator who recently resigned from a Catholic school administrative position after 22 years of service. Read More

Between Ruddock and a Hard Place: Australia’s Cautionary Lessons on Religious Freedom

As the Masterpiece Cakeshop’s legal saga continues to unfold, LGBTQ people of faith are again caught between two legal aims: LGBTQ equality and religious freedom.  How can we use the law to curtail unjust religious discrimination against LGBTQ folk without inadvertently setting precedents that limit religious liberty? Read More

Coming Out at an All-Boys Catholic High School–And Getting a Standing Ovation

“Announcing yourself to the world is pretty terrifying. What if the world doesn’t like you?” Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. 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

Melbourne Archdiocese Releases Guidelines for Schools to Support LGBT Kids

Australia’s Melbourne Archdiocese has released a document which encourages its 330 schools to approach LGBT students with support and tolerance. The resource is  an alternative to a government program, Safe Schools, with which church officials disagreed. However, the new document is not without its own controversies. Read More