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Zambian Bishops’ Conference Reaffirms Support for Anti-LGBTQ+ Criminalization Laws

The Zambian Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has reaffirmed its support for laws that criminalize LGBTQ+ people, walking back comments days earlier in which a key official said they opposed such laws. Read More

Singapore Cardinal Announces Neutrality on Anti-LGBTQ+ Criminalization Law Repeal

Singapore's archbishop has announced he is neutral on the revocation of a law criminalizing homosexuality, doing so just a few months after he declared his opposition to the repeal and while continuing to oppose marriage equality. Read More

Bishops’ Support for Anti-Gay Law Contradicts Pope, Says Human Rights Watch Leader

The Catholic bishops in Ghana have taken a position on LGBTQ rights that is directly opposite to that of Pope Francis.  That is the position taken by an opinion writer in The Advocate, a leading U.S. LGBTQ news outlet.  Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Seek Bishops Opposing Ghana Criminalization Effort

An international coalition of Catholic LGBTQ organizations has issued a statement calling on the Catholic hierarchy to “stand with the weak and the persecuted in Ghana,” in response to recent efforts in Ghana to further criminalize homosexuality. Read More

Catholics Establishing “Ex-Gay” Clinics in Ghana, Says Archbishop

One of Ghana's top bishops has announced the creation of conversion therapy facilities as part of an effort to stop homosexuality from causing Ghana to become a Muslim-majority nation. Read More

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