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Why I Stay: “Jesus wants me to stay”

" I stay because, whereas once I was deeply ensconced within the church, I am now on the outside looking in and I am forced to see through my own eyes and experience, in my own flesh, what my LGBTQ brothers and sisters have long seen and experienced because of this institution." Read More

North Carolina Pastor Reinvites Lesbian City Council Member to Catholic School After Canceling Event

A pastor in Durham, North Carolina has now reinvited a lesbian City Council member whom he had previously disinvited from a speaking engagement at the parish’s elementary school.  Read More

Love, Undeniably

"For those who are feeling pressure to perform today, cut yourselves a little slack. " Read More

Many Gifts Were Lost When Gay Pastoral Minister Was Forced to Resign

More details have emerged about how much the church has lost because of Aaron Bianco's forced departure. Before resigning, Bianco was wildly successful at his job -- at which he’d only been employed for two and a half years. Read More

LGBTQI Pilgrimage to World Youth Day Brought Hope to Thousands

"We were there to advocate for the full rights and inclusion of LGBTQI people in the Catholic church. Our goal was mostly to meet with people, to be present and visible. We were standing as an intentional counter to any anti-LGBTQI official messaging" Read More

Why I Stay: ‘To Give Peace to Those Full of Self-Hate’

"Someone has to give peace to those who come to the confessional full of self-hate because of their sexual orientation or identity." Read More

Bishop John Stowe Leads University of Notre Dame LGBTQ Retreat; Fr. James Martin Awarded

Two LGBT events at the University of Notre Dame are occurring in early 2019, signs that the campus is making further progress towards inclusion after the cause was stymied by administrators for so many years. Read More

QUOTES TO NOTE: On the Intersection of LGBTQ and Catholic Identities

The intersection of queer and Catholic identities has drawn attention at two major events here in the U.S., with some interesting quotes for reflection. Read More

Seton Hall Removes Link to Courage from Website

After pushback from a student, Seton Hall University has removed a link to Courage International from its website.  Read More

Pope Francis Met by LGBTQ Kiss-In During World Youth Day

Joyful protesters greeted Pope Francis during World Youth Day  celebrations with a kiss. LGBTQ activists organized a kiss-in, or “besaton” in Spanish, to coincide with the Pope’s visit to the events in Panama City, Panama . Read More