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Critics Laud Taiwanese Film About Gay Love Story Between Catholic School Students

A recent film highlighted the joy and love that can be experienced by queer people in Catholic environments. Read More

Catholic Campus Supports Lesbian Theologian Targeted by Anti-Gay Demonstrator

A Catholic university has supported the lesbian theology professor who was targeted by a local resident calling for the professor's firing. The incident has led to a wider discussion about justice and inclusion in the institutional church. 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

U.S. Bishops Signal Potential “Showdown” with Biden Over Equality Act, Other Issues

Meeting virtually this week, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that the nation's episcopal conference remains deeply conservative. In concluding remarks, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) head took aim at President-elect Joe Biden in what one journalist has suggested might become a "showdown" between church leaders and the new administration, in part because of LGBTQ equality. Read More

Celebrating GLAAD’s 2020 Spirit Day: Reflections from Working in a Catholic High School 

Today, we celebrate GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a worldwide initiative to support LGBTQ youth who experience disproportionate amounts of bullying, harassment, and prejudice based on who they are and who they love. Read More

Catholic School’s New Policy on Firing, Expelling LGBTQ Members Prompts Backlash

A Catholic school in the Philippines has been heavily criticized for a policy that classifies homosexuality as immoral. Several LGBTQ groups have combined their advocacy efforts to counter the school’s discriminatory position.  Read More

After Catholic School Refuses to Re-Enroll Transgender Student, Neighbors Throw Pride Parade

A transgender boy in Washington, DC, was recently welcomed with open arms by his neighborhood after being rejected by his Catholic elementary school due to his gender identity. The boy's parents have become instrumental advocates in cultivating an affirming space in response to their son’s journey of self-discovery. Read More

New Film, “Yes, God, Yes,” Examines the Pitfalls, Joys of Exploring Sexuality as Young Catholic

The new indie film comedy, “Yes, God, Yes,” tells a compelling story about the pitfalls and joys of exploring sexuality as a young Catholic— featuring a lesbian character who helps the narrator accept and discover herself at a pivotal moment in the film. Read More

Catholic Schools Coach Resigns in Protest of Anti-Transgender Archdiocesan Policies

A basketball coach at Indianapolis' Catholic schools has resigned in protest of archdiocesan guidelines that target transgender students in such schools, guidelines which have prompted many other protests, too. Read More

Gay Teacher at Catholic School Appeals for an End to the Firing of LGBTQ Church Workers

An LGBTQ Catholic school teacher has shared his reflections on the church’s too-frequent problem of firing LGBTQ employees, following the recent dismissal of  two of his colleagues Read More