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Two LGBTQ+ Catholics Face Each Other in Election for San Francisco Political Office

Two queer Catholics are vying for the same district seat to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The historic political body, which was home to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to serve in a political office in the United States, will soon be the workplace of an LGBTQ Catholic, according to the Bay Area Reporter. Read More

Lesbian Democratic Nominee for Oregon Governor Speaks About Catholic Upbringing

Tina Kotek is currently running for governor in Oregon, having won the Democratic nomination in the state's primaries last week. Kotek is counting on her previous experience, including her Catholic upbringing, to convince voters that she is ready to move to the governor’s mansion. Read More

Italian Legislator Cites Catholic Faith in Decision to Come Out Publicly as Gay

An Italian legislator and former governmental minister came out publicly as gay last month on late-night television, citing his Catholic identity as one of the motivations for affirming his identity. Read More

Scottish Bishops Restate Their Opposition to Hate Crime Bill with LGBTQ Protections

Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

Catholics and Joe Biden Can Find Common Ground for Equality, Writes Lay Minister

Catholic social teaching can provide common ground for President Joe Biden and U.S. Catholics to work together on LGBTQ issues, Yunuen Trujillo suggested in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

With Joe Biden’s Inauguration Today, a Catholic President Is Set to Lead on LGBTQ Equality

U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden, who is being inaugurated today, should utilize his Catholic principles to enact policies which protect the LGBTQ community. Read More

Scotland’s Bishops: New Hate Crime Legislation Could Outlaw Bible and Catholic Teaching

In an appeal to Scotland's government, the nation's bishops have claimed that proposed hate crime legislation could effectively outlaw the Bible and Catholic teachings if some consider them offensive. Read More

New “Catholics for Trump” Coalition Includes Anti-LGBTQ Activists at Odds with U.S. Faithful

The newly-launched Catholics for Trump coalition in support of the president’s re-election is replete with anti-LGBTQ figures at odds with the views of U.S. Catholics overall. Read More

South Dakota Bishops “Praised” New Bill Banning Some Healthcare for Transgender Youth

In several U.S. states where local governments have taken up LGBTQ rights, the Catholic hierarchy is placing itself in opposition to equality. Today's post features three related stories. Read More