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Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Move to End LGBTQ Protections in Healthcare, Social Services

Top U.S. bishops have voiced their support for the Trump administration's latest move to vacate federal anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination regulations, this time involving adoption and foster care services and life-saving healthcare programs. Read More

In Indianapolis, Catholic School Students Protest Spate of Church Worker Firings

After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was "abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage," as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic. Read More

For All the Saints (Part Two)

A few days ago, Bondings 2.0 asked its readers: “If you could canonize any LGBTQ person or ally, living or dead, Catholic or not, fictional or real, who would it be, and why?” Here are more responses. Read More

For All the Saints (Part 1)

A few days ago, Bondings 2.0 asked its readers: “If you could canonize any LGBTQ person or ally, living or dead, Catholic or not, fictional or real, who would it be, and why?” Read More

Authorities Investigating Brazilian Priest for LGBTQ-Negative Petition at Mass

Authorities are investigating a Brazilian priest for allegedly making homophobic comments during a Mass celebrated shortly after the nation's Supreme Court criminalized anti-LGBTQ violence and hate speech earlier this year. Read More

Learning from Catholic Caregivers’ Response to the Early AIDS Epidemic

At this time of great uncertainty for LGBTQ Catholics, with every instance of progress being matched by one of regression, the living saints who cared for the early victims of the AIDS crisis call each of us to deeper communion. Read More

Crowdfunding Launched for Proposed Film on Gay Priest Diagnosed with HIV

A recent profile in The Advocate is raising awareness about a new short film that tells the story of a priest newly diagnosed with HIV. The film is seeking funding on Kickstarter and is described as exploring “a moment in the life of one priest who is faced with a crossroads of health and identity, threatening to deconstruct his entire belief system.” Read More

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Which LGBTQ Person or Ally Would You Canonize This All Saints Day?

With All Saints Day coming up, Bondings 2.0 is asking our readers which LGBTQ or Ally person they would canonize. Let us know in today's post! Read More

NEWS NOTES: Theologian Compares LGBTQ People’s Relation with Church to Katy Perry Song; And More

Today's post features news items on the latest Catholic LGBTQ news and analysis, including the Virginia bishops' opposition to a conversion therapy ban. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Caribbean Archbishop Seeks Repeal of Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization Law

An archbishop in St. Lucia has called for the Caribbean nation to reconsider its anti-LGBTQ law after a young man there died by suicide. Read More