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Transgender Patient Denied Care at Catholic Hospital Appeals Ruling in Discrimination Lawsuit

A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.  Read More

Canada’s Largest Catholic School District Weighs Gender Identity Protections

Officials for the world's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district are deciding whether to make non-discrimination protections more LGBTQ inclusive by including protections for gender identity and/or expression. Read More

Will New Cardinals Lead to LGBTQ Issues Being Downplayed in Church?

With Pope Francis' appointment of more cardinals from the Global South, are LGBTQ issues set to be downplayed in the church? Read More

Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Criticizes “Straight Pride;” Dignity Chapter Welcomes Archbishop; And More

Today's post features news updates on a Catholic bishop who sharply condemned "Straight Pride" rallies, the potential for a meeting between Dignity/Washington and D.C.'s new archbishop, and more.  Read More

Diocesan Survey Finds 86% of Catholics Seek Change in Church Teaching on Homosexuality

Listening sessions in an Irish diocese have found an overwhelmingly majority of Catholics there supporting changing the church's teachings on homosexuality, a finding that is "signs of life" according to one former priest and could enable a new future for the church. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis Says Fair Criticism Is “Always Well Received”

Responding to a journalist's question, Pope Francis said criticism of him is "always well received." What lessons might the pope's comments on criticism have for LGBTQ advocates and church reformers? Read More

New Theater Productions Tell of Queer Love in Catholic Schools

Two queer love stories with Catholic backdrops are coming to theaters this season, enchanting international audiences with messages of perseverance and young love. Read More

Catholic Sister in Philippines Strongly Endorses LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

Filipinx Catholics have testified in support of that nation's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill now under consideration with one woman religious saying the discrimination LGBTQ people cannot be ignored. Read More

Largest Swiss Diocese Endorses Civil Marriage Equality, Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A diocese in Switzerland has endorsed civil marriage equality and religious blessings for same-gender couples, the latest step in the German-speaking church's ongoing progress towards LGBTQ equality. Read More