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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

Lay Catholic Support for LGBTQ Rights Grows in U.S.

A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute weighs religious support for LGBT issues. The reality of U.S. Catholic support for LGBT equality may surprise you.  Read More

Oregon Church Is Sued Because of ‘Moral Clause’ Damage

A Catholic parish in Portland, Oregon, is being sued by an event center because the church’s moral clause forced the event company to turn away an LGBTQ client. Read More

France’s Dioceses Adjust to Marriage Equality By Welcoming LGBT People

Since France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, support for LGBT persons in the French Catholic Church has grown immensely. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Canadian Catholics Write a Pastoral Letter to Their Archbishop

On June 5, 1994, the Feast of Corpus Christi that year, a Canadian coalition of Christian organizations wrote a pastoral letter to Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic of Toronto requesting that he drop his opposition to the Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act, known as Bill 167, which would have provided same-sex couples in Ontario with the same rights and obligations of heterosexually married couples.  Read More

On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

(New Ways Ministry’s response to this news is embedded in this post.  To read the... Read More

In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against LGBT Discrimination

At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May. Read More