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Fr. Tony Flannery Raises Questions About LGBT Inclusion at the World Meeting of Families

Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland, joined the latest group of voices asking whether the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland will include LGBT families. Read More

Parishes Celebrate Pride Month, But Obstacles Remain to Full Inclusion

Pride festivities each June provide a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the struggle for equality. Though an increasing number of parishes have joined celebrations this year, Pride is not without controversy in some Catholic circles. Read More

Catholic Therapist Refused to Help Gay Couple, Sues Agency

A therapist in Saginaw, Michigan was fired after refusing to provide marriage counseling to a gay couple, citing her Catholic faith as the impetus behind her decision. Believing her dismissal was unjust, Kathleen Lorentzen has now filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Read More

Iowa Student Works To Reform His Former Catholic High School

A gay teenager who is a former student of a  Catholic high school in Iowa, spoke out about discrimination there, and, in the process, set off a chain reaction of similar statements from other students, and a declaration defending the school from the principal. Read More

Priest Banned from Speaking at Catholic Conference Over His Support for Marriage Equality

An archbishop has banned an LGBT-supportive priest from speaking at a Catholic conference, a silencing that has led to cries of hypocrisy over the archbishop's own claims about free speech. Read More

Lesbian Basketball Coach Denied Opportunity to Apply for Coaching Job

A basketball coach in Minnesota was not eligible to apply for a job at a... Read More

LGBT and Ally Folks Protest Talk on Transgender Identity at Catholic Parish

Earlier this spring, LGBT activists and allies gathered outside St. Pius V Catholic Church, Providence, Rhode Island to protest a talk by by Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician who is in favor of conversion therapy, and who is doubtful that trans folks exist. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Justin Bieber Supports Queer Catholic Fan; Catholic Politician Says Homosexuality a “Mental Illness”; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

The Catholic Hierarchy’s Evolution on LGBT Topics

"Can the Catholic Church ‘Evolve’ on L.G.B.T. Rights?" That's the intriguing headline on a recent New York Times  op-ed, penned by John Gehring, Catholic Program Director of Faith in Public Life. Read More

Catholic Leaders on Opposite Sides of LGBT Questions in Trinidad and Tobago

Two Catholic leaders in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago have captured headlines these past few weeks:  one for supporting LGBT people and one for denouncing same-gender marriage. Read More