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Catholics Worldwide Ask Vatican to Withdraw Its Opposition to LGBTQ Refugee Protections

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) and its member organizations have appealed to Pope Francis and other ranking church official with a request that the Vatican withdraw its objections to a United Nations report seeking better protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. Read More

Vatican UN Rep Objects to Language on LGBTQ Refugees

A representative of the Holy See to the United Nations has objected to interpreting international law in ways that would specifically protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Next Steps: Catholic Church Teaching About Prejudice, Discrimination, and LGBTQ Civil Rights

This area of church teaching on LGBTQ issues has much less to do with LGBTQ people and much more to do with the wider community.  It calls on this wider community to check their own attitudes, assumptions, and misconceptions about LGBTQ people. Read More

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More

Tribunal Rules LGBTQ Group’s Discrimination Complaint Against Parish Can Proceed

A Canadian tribunal has ruled that an LGBTQ organization’s human rights complaint against a Catholic parish can proceed. The lawsuit centers on the parish's refusal to rent its community space to the LGBTQ group for a fundraising event. Read More

Yook Woo-Dang, Korean Gay Catholic Poet, Remembered on Anniversary of Suicide

April 26th marked the 17th anniversary of the death of South Korean gay activist Yook Woo-Dang, who died by suicide in protest of discrimination against LGBTQ people. He was 18 years old. A devout Catholic, Woo Dang is remembered for the poetry he wrote to cope with living in the margins. Read More

LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

With Catholic Support, Polish Government Seeks to Define LGBTQ People as Child Abusers

The Polish government’s targeted political campaign against the LGBTQ community continues to gain traction, driven by its ultranationalist leading party and galvanized by the institutional church as well as by Polish society, of which a majority identifies as Catholic.   Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

In New Index, Several Catholic Countries Are Among Safest for LGBTQ Tourists

Included in a newly formed list of the safest places for LGBTQ people to visit are a number of predominantly Catholic countries, showing Catholics are more supportive of LGBTQ equality than they are resistant to it. Read More