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Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. Read More

Catholic School Official Criticized for Comparing LGBTQ Issues to Cannibalism, Pedophilia

A Catholic education official in Toronto is being called on to resign after comparing LGBTQ issues to cannibalism, pedophilia, and beastiality during a recent debate over whether school policies should be made more inclusive. Read More

Backed by Archdiocese, Toronto Catholic School Board Reverses Course, Adopts LGBTQ Protections

Officials leading Toronto's Catholic school system approved new LGBTQ protections that had been quite contentious, but were quickly approved after the local archdiocese came out in support of them. Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Transgender Patient Denied Care at Catholic Hospital Appeals Ruling in Discrimination Lawsuit

A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.  Read More

Loyola University Chicago Launches “Preferred Name” Policy for Transgender Students

A Jesuit university has launched a new policy that will allow students to use their "preferred name" in many circumstances on campus. An official there also rejected the idea that LGBTQ-related employment disputes could happen at the university. Read More

Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

Bishops in Uruguay Divided on Nation’s Transgender Equality Law

Uruguay's bishops have expressed divided opinions on whether to support a pre-referendum vote that could lead to repeal of the nation's hallmark transgender rights law. Read More

Resigned Priest Shares Journey of Being a Transgender Catholic Loved by God

A transgender woman who left the Catholic priesthood after transitioning has shared her story as an affirmation that God still supports her. Read More