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Part I: Writer Daniel Walden Proposes Narrative Approach to Transgender Issues in Church

Earlier this year, two cisgender men had an exchange in Commonweal about issues of gender in the church, specifically the experiences of transgender people. Today and tomorrow's posts on Bondings 2.0 offer some of the main ideas proposed. Read More

New Policy Threatens to Expel Transgender Students from Catholic School

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured the story of a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to transgender student. Today, there are two more stories of how Catholic schools are failing to provide for their LGBTQ students. Read More

Diocese Instructs Catholics to Ignore Transgender People’s Names and Pronouns

A bishop in Virginia has released a new document on gender identity issues that, among other problematic issues, demands Catholics not use transgender people's correct names and pronouns. Read More

Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

Catholics Nationwide Reject Lansing Diocese’s New Transgender-Negative Policy

The Diocese of Lansing's new policy on gender identity continues to generate strong opposition from community members, as well as national faith-based organizations. Read More

Michigan Diocese Releases New Transgender-Negative Policy for Catholic Agencies

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has released a new policy on gender identity that requires all of its agencies to acknowledge only a person’s assigned sex at birth.  Read More

University of Notre Dame Adds “Gender Identity” to Anti-Harassment Policies

The University of Notre Dame recently added “gender identity” to a list of protected categories in its policies on discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, and other sex-based misconduct. Read More

New Survey Reveals 40% of Australian Catholics Believe There Are More Than Two Genders

Forty percent of Australian Catholics believe there are more than two genders, according to results from a new study. Read More

Transgender Advocate Sr. Luisa Derouen Criticizes Bishop Paprocki’s New Gender Policy

Sr. Luisa Derouen, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and long time spiritual companion to transgender people, has published an essay reacting to Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s controversial, transphobic policy published in January. Read More

Minnesota Bishops’ Anti-Transgender School Policy Lacks Science, Theological Imagination

Bishops in Minnesota have adopted anti-transgender policies for Catholic schools in their dioceses that will continue to marginalize and harm the well-being of transgender students. Read More