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After Initial Rejection, Georgetown University Opens LGBT Residential Community

Students at Georgetown University looking to explore gender and sexuality will now be able to do so in a new residential community, reported campus newspaper The Hoya. Read More

On Bishops’ Decrees Against Gay Catholics’ Funerals, the Real Scandal Is Discrimination

Two U.S. bishops' decrees that would deny funerals to Catholics in same-gender marriages were worried such celebrations would cause public scandal. But theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler argued in the National Catholic Reporter that the real scandal is the decrees themselves. Read More

Cardinal Reverses Predecessor’s Decision, Resumes Ties with Quest in UK

A cardinal in England has reversed a predecessor's decision and recommended that his priests make use of the LGBT Catholic group Quest as a resource in their ministry. Read More

Leader of German Bishops Calls for Marriage Equality Debate in the Church

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: "I'm concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although 'marriage for all' differs clearly from the church's concept of marriage, it's now a political reality." Read More

New Report Details Influence of Right-Wing Catholic Donors to Suppress LGBT Equality

The National Catholic Reporter recently published an expose on the activities and impact of right wing Catholic groups in the U.S., many of which have worked to suppress LGBT equality both in the church and in civil society. But there are signs of hope that these efforts ultimately fail. Read More

Church Faces “Galileo Moment” on Homosexuality Says Bishop

A New Zealand bishop has said the Church faces a "Galileo moment" on homosexuality, one being led by young people. Other prelates in the country have opined on LGBT issues as well while speaking at workshops with young people, practicing the dialogical Church called for by Vatican II and sought by Pope Francis. Read More

Italian Priest Holds Joint Funeral for Gay Couple Killed in Tragic Accident

A joint funeral has been celebrated for a gay Italian couple after their tragic death, saying the the focus should be on the grief experienced by their love ones. Read More

Peru Ditches Educational Curriculum After Complaints of ‘Gender Ideology’

The government of Peru is withdrawing a national school curriculum that was widely criticized for employing what critics have called  “gender ideology.” Read More

Father of Gay Son Explains the Meaning of “LGBTQ”

"I want to share a few of my hopes. I hope that in our family we are planting the seeds for our future generations, where any person of any of the LGBTQ letters will feel loved and welcomed and safe." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More