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In Chicago, a Renewed Alumni Effort to Seek Justice for Fired Gay Church Worker

Alumni of a Catholic high school which fired a gay teacher two years ago have begun renewed efforts for justice after that teacher released a new essay about his experiences last month. Read More

Are LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Just the Beginning for Catholic Employment Disputes?

Are the dozens of LGBTQ-related employment disputes in which church workers have lost their jobs only the beginning for disputes at Catholic institutions based on punitive interpretations of Church teaching?  Read More

Catholic School Terminates Second Church Worker Over Same-Gender Relationship

A second employee at a Catholic high school has been terminated for being in a same-gender relationship after nearly 40 years of service. Read More

Being Closeted at Work “Eroded My Dignity Over the Years,” Says Fired LGBTQ Church Worker

A fired LGBTQ church worker has broken her silence and is sharing her story of discrimination in Catholic education, all in an appeal for readers to join the struggle for equality. Read More

Stories of Fired LGBT Church Workers “Breaking People’s Hearts,” Writes Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni wrote about how the Catholic Church is breaking people's hearts, including in its treatment of LGBT church workers like Shelly Fitzgerald, who recently filed a second discrimination complaint against her Catholic employer.  Read More

Catholic School Bars Father of Suspended Lesbian Church Worker from Retreat Programs

The father of a church worker suspended over her same-gender marriage has been barred from volunteering at the Catholic school where his daughter worked. Read More

Gay Teacher Appeals to Catholic School Officials to End Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination

A gay teacher at a Catholic school has appealed to administrators in their district to promote LGBT inclusion rather than continue allegedly discriminatory policies, which have provoked fierce criticism. Read More

Criticism Grows as Alberta’s Bishops Remain Silent on Anti-LGBT Employment Policies

Criticism of Alberta's bishops is growing as they remain silent about anti-LGBT employment policies and other education issues which became public at the end of last year. Read More

Disputes Erupt in Alberta over Anti-LGBT “Morality Clauses” in Church Worker Contracts

Controversies have erupted in Alberta, Canada over church workers can be forced to sign LGBT-negative contract clauses as a condition of employment, a situation which has prompted both LGBT advocates and government officials to speak out as well as a convening of the province's bishops. Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More