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Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons. Read More

New Memoir Connects Non-Binary Poet’s Experiences to the Message of Easter

A new memoir by a trans/non-binary poet who grew up in a deeply conservative Catholic community tells a story of rebirth that connects LGBTQ reality to the message of Easter. Read More

Letting the Kin-dom of God Shine Brightly with the Light of Transgender Visibility

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned,” I nervously spoke to the priest sitting next to me. He nodded and waited for me to continue, but suddenly my tongue felt foreign in my mouth Read More

U.S. Bishops Conference Seeks Limits on Protections for Transgender Patients

U.S. bishops joined religious and political groups in seeking to stop proposed non-discrimination guidelines designed to protect transgender patients from discrimination. Read More

Davenport Bishop Forms Gender Committee to Learn from Transgender Catholics

Signs of positive progress on LGBTQ issues are taking place in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, as church leaders work towards a deeper understanding of transgender people’s experiences.  Read More

In Germany’s Synodal Way, Non-Binary Catholic and Bishop Split on Gendered Language

As Germany's Synodal Way again meets today, members are grappling with how the gender binary is effecting both the substance and the language involved in the process. Read More

Yes, Transphobia is a Sin: A Response to Clifford Longley

Clifford Longley argues for the inherent dignity of trans people, yet he does not unequivocally condemn transphobia as a sin. As LGBTQ people and allies, what do we do with Longley’s position? Read More

Sisters of Mercy Reaffirm Commitment on Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have encouraged their community to participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience today. Read More

Non-Binary Student Targeted by Hate Crime at Catholic University Leads Inclusion Efforts

The University of San Diego’s student government passed a resolution in support of transgender people on campus, calling on the university’s administration to do more about gender inclusivity. Such calls have been growing since an anti-trans hate crime occurred in 2019. Read More

Catholics Join in Praying for the Departed on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a time set aside to mourn the deaths and honor the lives of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who died of violence. Read More