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Gay Church Worker Forced to Resign by Hate Crimes Finds New Ministry in the Classroom

It has been nearly three years since Aaron Bianco was forced to resign from his position at a southern California parish due to constant and dangerous anti-gay harassment. Now he says: "Life is good." Read More

Amid Rising Hate Crimes, Bishops in Spain Oppose Proposed Transgender Rights Law

The Spanish bishops have voiced their opposition to a proposed law that would expand rights for transgender people, as well as increase penalties for anti-LGBTQ discrimination, all while hate crimes are on the rise in that country. Read More

Fr. James Martin: To Stop Hate, Faith Communities Need To Get Their Own Houses In Order

Fr. James Martin, S.J. recently testified before a U.S. congressional committee on the role religious acts can play in combatting hate crimes, and suggested, "the most effective thing they can do is to get their own houses of worship in order." Read More