Catholic Leaders Seek “Stronger Moral Leadership” from President Biden on LGBTQ+ Rights

How well has President Joe Biden, who often touts his Catholic faith, navigated LGBTQ+ issues? A new article in The Hill highlights how Biden both has been a “champion” and “behind the times” when it comes to advocating for LGBTQ+ people. Read More

Queer Theory and Theology Can Help Widen Church’s Understandings of God and Creation

Catholic theologians are recognizing how queer theory and queer theology can provide understandings of both God and humanity beyond dualistic ideas about gender. Read More

Catholics Decry Ugandan Bishops’ Tacit Support for Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Catholic LGBTQ+ leaders have continued calls for Uganda's bishops to condemn legislation passed earlier this year that further criminalizes LGBTQ+ people. One U.S. bishop, however, has defended the new law. Read More

Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Condemn U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in “303 Creative” Case

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in 303 Creative, which ruled that a web designer could refuse services to queer couples based on the designer's Christian beliefs, and could do so regardless of any otherwise-applicable non-discrimination laws. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocates and Church Reformers React Positively to Synod’s Latest Document

LGBTQ+ advocates' reactions to the Vatican's latest working document for the Synod on Synodality have been largely positive and hopeful. Today's post includes some of those reactions, as well as insightful remarks from one LGBTQ-positive cardinal. Read More

Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Strongly Condemn Latest USCCB Transgender Statement

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have condemned a new document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that aims to stop gender-affirming care at Catholic healthcare institutions. Read More

Global Advocates Welcome German LGBTQ+ Reforms, While Vatican Reiterates Concern

LGBTQ+ advocates worldwide have welcomed the German church's recent decisions to bless same-gender couples and to advance transgender inclusion in the church. Meanwhile, a top Vatican official reiterated his concerns about the process. Read More

Baltimore Archdiocese Cancels Trans Workshop Fearing Protests; And More News

The Archdiocese of Baltimore cancelled a planned transgender workshop after protestors threatened to disrupt it. Today's post includes this story and other Catholic LGBTQ+ news. Read More

Ugandan Bishop Uses Ash Wednesday Liturgy to Condemn Homosexuality

A Ugandan bishop used a liturgy for Ash Wednesday to condemn homosexuality, coming just weeks after Pope Francis' denunciation of criminalization laws that remain in effect in that country. Read More

Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Welcome Pope Francis’ Denouncement of Criminalization Laws

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates largely have welcomed Pope Francis' denouncement of laws that criminalize being LGBTQ+. Today's post features a first set of these reactions. Read More