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After Pride Flag Rejected, Town Paints Rainbow Crosswalk Across from Catholic Offices

A Catholic school district which voted against flying Pride flags this past June will now be exposed to a splash of rainbow by the local community. Read More

An Increasing Number of Canadian Catholic School Districts Opt to Fly Pride Flags

Readers of Bondings 2.0 will recount how, year after year, there are disputes in Canada's publicly-funded Catholic school districts about whether and how to recognize Pride Month each June. Many of these disputes center around flying rainbow flags. Thankfully, this year more districts have taken the positive step of choosing to do so, though not all. Read More

World’s Largest Publicly-Funded Catholic School System Set to Fly Pride Flags This June

In an affirming and significant decision, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will celebrate Pride Month by flying rainbow flags this June. Read More

Non-Binary Student Leads Movement to Fly Rainbow Flags at Catholic Schools This June

Whether and how to mark Pride Month in Canada’s Catholic schools has been a point of contention in past years, and 2021 has been no different. Today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will look at how two different Catholic school systems responded to requests to fly Pride flags. Read More

Transgender Student Challenges Catholic School Board Over Chosen Name Policies

A transgender Catholic student in Canada is petitioning to be able to graduate with his chosen name on his diploma, and the student also hopes to make changes in educational policy so that others will have the same opportunity. 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

Catholic School District Reinstates LGBTQ Youth Resource After Advocates’ Pushback

The Catholic school board in Toronto has reinstated a previously removed resource for LGBTQ students after sharp public criticism about the decision to discontinue it.  Read More

Canadian Catholic School Board Sanctions Official for Anti-LGBTQ Comments

A Catholic school district in Canada has sanctioned an official who expressed homophobic comments opposing LGBTQ-supportive policies for students. In a related story, a candidate for another district's trustees has been criticized for his disparaging writings on LGBTQ identity and his endorsement of conversion therapy. Read More

Vancouver Bike Shops Refuse to Partner with Knights of Columbus Over Group’s Anti-LGBTQ Record

Three bicycle companies in Canada have refused to accept donations of used bikes collected by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization, because of the Knights’ anti-LGBTQ stands.   Read More

Conservative Group Demands Catholic School Teacher Be Fired Over “Fabulous” Book

A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students. Read More