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After 30 Years, University of Notre Dame Finally Recognizes LGBTQ Alumni Community

The University of Notre Dame has recognized recently its first official LGBTQ alumni organization after alumni's years of working and struggling for recognition. Read More

The Catholic University of America Again Denies Recognition to LGBTQ Student Group

CUAllies, the unofficial LGBTQ student organization at The Catholic University of America, continues its decade-long fight for university recognition after administrators once again denied the club official status this spring. Read More

Study: Catholic Universities’ Graduates Have Higher LGBTQ-Negative Views Than Peers

Students at Catholic colleges graduate with more negative opinions of the LGBTQ community than students at any other type of university, a recent study has found. Read More

Sacred Heart University Hosts LGBTQ Celebration In Wake of Vatican Blessings Ban

Two Catholic colleges have taken positive steps to being more inclusive campuses for their LGBTQ students, including one school hosting a celebration of LGBTQ people in the wake of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Non-Binary Student Targeted by Hate Crime at Catholic University Leads Inclusion Efforts

The University of San Diego’s student government passed a resolution in support of transgender people on campus, calling on the university’s administration to do more about gender inclusivity. Such calls have been growing since an anti-trans hate crime occurred in 2019. Read More

Catholic Universities Pressed to Resist Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

The Vatican’s March 15th statement banning blessings of same-gender unions has generated a variety of responses across Catholic college and university campuses, including op-eds from campus newspapers and statements from administrators. Today’s post features four campus reactions. Read More

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Signs Petition to Launch LGBTQ Center at Boston College

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has signed a petition by Boston College students calling for their university to establish an LGBTQ resource center and add gender identity to the university non-discrimination policy. In a related story, students from the same school have organized a petition opposing the Vatican’s ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Gay Performer Alleges Walsh University Fired Him Over His Sexual Orientation

A well-known actor was fired from a gig at a Catholic university in Ohio because he is gay, according to a YouTube video he produced. But a school official disputes this allegation, offering a different explanation for the employment dispute. 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

Celebrating LGBTQ History Month on Jesuit Campuses

October is LGBTQ History Month and, like many years, Catholic universities and colleges celebrated on campus. Here are a few reports from Jesuit campuses this semester. Read More