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#OutInChurch Documentary Tops Viewing States in Germany; And More News

Today's post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items. Read More

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

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany's church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for LGBTQ equality. Inevitably, the question arises: "How is that happening there when in other places we still struggle?" Read More

German Vicars General Call for Immediate Protections for LGBTQ Church Workers

Vicars general from various German dioceses have sent a letter to the country's episcopal conference asking for immediate protections for LGBTQ church workers as labor law reforms are worked out. Read More

German Bishop Issues Written Commitment Not to Fire LGBTQ Church Workers

A German bishop has issued a written commitment that church workers will not be fired because they are LGBTQ. Today's post includes this story and other updates from Germany. Read More

Leading Cardinal in Synod Seeks Change in Church Teachings on Homosexuality

One of the Europe's top bishops has said the church must reassess its teaching on homosexuality while offering support for LGBTQ church workers. Read More

Thousands Sign #OutInChurch Petition as LGBTQ Church Workers Keep Speaking Out

In Germany, thousands of people have signed a petition supporting the #OutInChurch initiative at the same time the LGBTQ church workers involved keep speaking out. And support from Catholic groups is growing, too. Read More

German Bishops Welcome LGBTQ Church Employees’ #OutInChurch Initiative

Church leaders in Germany, including a number of bishops, have expressed their welcome of the #OutInChurch initiative, in which 125 LGBTQ church workers publicly came out in a call for non-discrimination protections. Read More

New Ways Ministry Applauds German LGBTQ Church Workers’ #OutInChurch Initiative

New Ways Ministry stands unequivocally with the people of Germany’s #OutInChurch movement, an initiative in which 122 Catholic LGBTQ people who work for church institutions have come out publicly. Read More