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Polish Priest Loses Appeal in Anti-Gay Hate Speech Trial, Ordered to Pay Fines

A hate speech trial against two priests in Germany has ended after one of the priest's appeal failed and fines were issued in exchange for ending the case. Read More

For Second Time, Archbishop Apologizes to Gay Community for Mistreatment by Church

A German archbishop has apologized again to lesbian, bisexual, and gay people for the church's mistreatment of them, saying this mistreatment was an "unholy line of tradition." Read More

German Bishop Attends Inclusive Blessings Service as Part of #LoveWins Campaign

A German bishop was among attendees at blessings services held in Germany this month as part of a campaign to have the church formally recognize LGBTQ couples. Read More

#OutInChurch Documentary Tops Viewing States in Germany; And More News

Today's post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items. Read More

Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons. Read More

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More

German Bishop Defends Synodal Way

A top bishop in Germany is defending that country's Synodal Way after dozens of bishops published an open letter critical of the process, which has been quite LGBTQ-positive in draft documents. Read More

Cardinal Marx, Top Advisor to Pope Francis, Acknowledges He Blessed LGBTQ Couple

A top cardinal and close advisor to Pope Francis has acknowledged he blessed an LGBTQ couple, while also calling for church teaching on homosexuality to be reformed. Read More

Cardinal Seeks Vatican Correction of Bishops Open to Changing Homosexuality Teachings

A once-leading cardinal has called for the Vatican to correct two fellow prelates who have expressed support for changing church teaching regarding homosexuality. Read More

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany's church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for LGBTQ equality. Inevitably, the question arises: "How is that happening there when in other places we still struggle?" Read More