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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

Boston College Again Rejects Student Appeal for LGBTQ Resource Center

Boston College has again rejected student appeals for greater LGBTQ support on a campus, which the college has been slow to provide in contrast to many of its Jesuit university peers.  Read More

Carroll College Faculty Support LGBTQ Students After Campus Drag Show Cancelled

Faculty members at a Montana Catholic college have published an op-ed in support of LGBTQ students who recently clashed with the administration over the cancellation of a campus drag show.  Read More

Georgetown U. Students Seek Changes at Conference Named for LGBTQ-Negative Cardinal

The editorial board of Georgetown University’s student newspaper is calling for the Jesuit school to reform its annual pro-life conference to distance the meeting from a deceased anti-LGBTQ prelate, as well as from anti-LGBTQ organizations and speakers. Read More

Student Advocacy Leads Fordham University to Adopt Gender-Inclusive Housing Options

Fordham University recently announced that it will provide gender-inclusive housing options for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, student newspaper The Observer reported. Read More

Fr. James Martin Addresses Conference of Leaders in Catholic Higher Education

Fr. James Martin, SJ, one of the leading popular voices for LGBT Catholic equality, presented a workshop at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) where he offered suggestion for making campuses welcoming for LGBT students and staff. Read More

Alverno College Welcomes First Transgender Student; Other Catholic Higher Education News

As the semester winds down, here is a round-up of news stories concerning LGBTQ issues in Catholic higher education. Read More