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Bishops in Ghana Must End Their Support for Anti-LGBTQ Abuse, Says Fr. Dan Horan

Church leaders in Ghana needs to reorient their approach to the criminalization of LGBTQ people given their homophobic record, writes Franciscan theologian Fr. Dan Horan. Read More

LGBTQ Center Targeted by Ghana’s Bishops Now Closed After Raid by Security Forces

The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference demanded that the African nation’s government take action to shut down an LGBTQ community center in Accra, Ghana’s capital.  The center has now been closed following a raid by national security forces. Read More

Reversing His Position, Bishop Now Supports Criminalization Law

The bishop of Diocese of Roseau in the Caribbean has expressed his support for the continued criminalization of homosexuality in the island nation of Dominica, in an apparent reversal of his previous opposition to such a measure. Read More

Gabon Archdiocese Opposes Homosexuality Decriminalization; And More Catholic LGBTQ News

Today's post features news items on a Gabon archbishop's unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop's opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church's efforts against transgender laws, and more. Read More

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Lesbian/Gay Persecution, Concerned About “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Pope Francis made two steps to further LGBTQ inclusion in the church these week: condemning the persecution of lesbian/gay people and meeting with a lesbian activist who works to end conversion therapy. Read More

Fifty LGBTQ Advocates Welcomed to Vatican by High Ranking Cardinal

The Vatican's top official behind Pope Francis received a delegation of advocates working against anti-LGBTQ criminalization and conversion therapy, a meeting described by one Catholic group as a "great step forward" but which should prompt further action. Read More

Vatican Meeting with LGBT Advocates Is a “Great Step Forward,” But More Action Needed

The Vatican’s meeting on April 5, 2019 with lawyers and leaders from international LGBT human rights organizations is a great step forward for improving the relationship between LGBT people and the Catholic Church, but more urgent statements and actions are needed. Read More

Archbishop: Decriminalizing Homosexuality Would Cause “Dreadful Consequences”

Singapore's archbishop has released a pastoral letter strongly opposing the repeal of a law in that nation which criminalizes homosexuality, claiming at one point that such an action would have "long-term and irreversible" consequences which are "dreadful." Read More

Archbishop’s Criticism of Anti-LGBT Criminalization Law Reveals a Need for More Education

A Carribean archbishop has come out against anti-LGBT criminalization, saying that while homosexuality is immoral, it should not be illegal. Read More

Malawi Bishops Lead March Against LGBT Rights

Catholic bishops in Malawi joined other religious leaders last month in a protest march against LGBT rights,... Read More