Transgender Education Policies Face Catholic Opposition in Canada, U.S.

The Edmonton Catholic School Board initially passed a policy on LGBT students, the latest step in a heated debate which has led many to doubt the Board's abilities and Education Minister David Eggen to mandate professional facilitation. Read More

Transgender Policy in Jeopardy After Delayed Vote By Catholic School Board

Catholic school leaders in Canada failed to approve a policy which would allow students to self-identify their gender, frustrating hopes of positive change after a controversy last year and earning stern criticism from the Education Minister. Read More

Lesbian Educator Comes Out At End of Twenty Year Career in Catholic Education

After nearly twenty years in Catholic education, Joan Grundy is coming out in her just released autobiography. In the book, A Deepening Life, she tells of being a lesbian employee in Canada's Catholic schools and shares the quiet ways she helped create change. Read More

Canadian Professor Gives Catholics a Lesson on Courage and Faith

In December 2014, Bondings 2.0 reported on a controversy in the Alberta province of Canada concerning... Read More

Rainbow Socks at Graduation: A Sign of Catholic Students' Victory

When Liam Finnegan was 16, he challenged his Catholic high school about its use of... Read More

‘Year of Lady Gaga,’ IDAHOT, & Other Events Show Catholic High Schools’ Progress

Catholic colleges have long modeled LGBT acceptance for the wider Church, offering student organizations and offices tasked with... Read More

Ontario Teachers' Decision to March in WorldPride Parade Draws Criticism

Catholic educators in Ontario are planning to march in the WorldPride 2014 parade in Toronto, a... Read More

NEWS NOTES: April 18, 2014

Here are some follow-up news items to previous posts: 1)  The Tablet reported that Conor Burns,... Read More

Fired Transgender Educator Will Have His Day in Court

A Canadian judge has ruled that a transgender educator fired from a Catholic school should... Read More

Canadian Catholic Schools Update LGBT Policy, But Not All Are Satisfied

A Catholic school district in Canada has released a new draft policy on homosexuality, after... Read More