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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

Brazilian Archbishop Forces Cancellation of Performance Led by Transgender Artists

A Brazilian archbishop has forced the cancellation of an transgender-related theater production after calling it "a prejudiced and criminal action of disrespect of the Catholic Christian faith." Read More

Brazilian Bishops Troubled by Court’s Criminalization of Homophobia, Transphobia

Brazil's bishops have expressed concern about a high court's ruling that homophobia and transphobia should be criminalized as a crime equivalent to racism. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Catholic Universities in Chile Welcome Transgender Students; Director Cites Pope Francis to Defend LGBT Film; And More

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

Brazilian Activists Push Church to Recognize Queer “Saint”

In 1614, a man named  “Tibira,” a member of the Brazilian indigenous Tupi tribe, was executed by a group of French Christian missionaries. His crime? Sodomy. Now one LGBT activist was to make Tibira a "queer saint". . . Read More

Bishop Calls Being Gay a “Gift from God,” Seeks to Save LGBT Lives

Homosexuality is a “gift from God” according to one bishop in Brazil, who said his... Read More

Excommunicated Priest Suing Diocese is Inspired by Pope Francis

Excommunicated this spring for making public comments in support of LGBT people, Robert Francisco Daniel... Read More

Online Petition Thanks Pope Francis for His Gay-Positive Remarks

An online petition at change.org has been established to thank Pope Francis for his gay-positive comments... Read More

Equally Blessed’s World Youth Day Pilgrims Make Headlines as Transformers

The six young Catholic LGBT pilgrims who journeyed to World Youth Day continue to make... Read More

Pope Francis Offers Respect for Gay Priests, Signaling a New Papal Direction

In what is probably his most gay-friendly statement to date, Pope Francis said that he... Read More