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Lesbian Democratic Nominee for Oregon Governor Speaks About Catholic Upbringing

Tina Kotek is currently running for governor in Oregon, having won the Democratic nomination in the state's primaries last week. Kotek is counting on her previous experience, including her Catholic upbringing, to convince voters that she is ready to move to the governor’s mansion. Read More

Author’s Debut Novel Features Queer Catholic Protagonist with a Happy Ending

For LGBTQ youth, Catholic school can be a fraught experience. In a debut novel, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School, Sonora Reyes gives the protagonist who is a queer, Catholic school student a happy ending. Read More

For the Synod, How About a Lesbian Potluck?

Let’s face it, conflicts in long, close relationships get into ruts. Read More

Queer Community and the Widow’s Act of Faith

I can relate to the widow’s fear that what I have to offer is insufficient. Read More

Lesbian Woman Files Discrimination Lawsuit Involving U.S. Bishops’ Foster Care Funding

A lesbian woman in Nashville is suing the U.S. government after she was twice rejected from being a foster parent to unaccompanied migrant children, which she believes is discrimination based on her sexual orientation. Read More

Editor of Book on Lesbian/Queer Nuns Reflects on Coming Out and Authenticity

"This is who I am. I'm happy with it,” affirms Sr. Grace Surdovel of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she reflected on her identity as both a religious sister and a lesbian woman. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

Scholars’ New Report Seeks to End “Cruel and False Teachings” on Homosexuality

A new report from theologians and other scholars has been released that argues against the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality with the aim of helping "end this cruel and false teaching." Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More