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Parishes Celebrate Pride Month, But Obstacles Remain to Full Inclusion

Pride festivities each June provide a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the struggle for equality. Though an increasing number of parishes have joined celebrations this year, Pride is not without controversy in some Catholic circles. Read More

In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against LGBT Discrimination

At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May. Read More

Guyanese Catholic Leaders Support Gay Rights Against Other Denominations

Catholic leaders in Guyana stand up for human rights of LGBTQ persons during Pride season. Read More

Rhode Island Bishop Condemns Pride Celebrations as “Morally Offensive”

As June begins, a bishop in Rhode Island has warned Catholics against participating in Pride celebrations because it "promotes a lifestyle and agenda that, in the extreme, is morally offensive." Read More

Marquette’s “Pride Prom” to Continue Despite Right Wing Petition

An LGBTQ dance will go ahead at Marquette University despite conservative demands that the dance be cancelled. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Transgender Jesus Play Banned, Celebrating Pride in Malta, and More

Pride celebrations last month were particularly joyful in Malta where same-gender marriages had become legalized September 1, 2017. Other news items concern an adoption lawsuit involving Catholic Charities and a banned play about transgender Jesus. Read more... Read More

Right-Wing Catholics in Poland Attack LGBT Rights, While Bishops Silent

LGBT equality in Poland is a contentious issue. While the issue evolved in recent years,... Read More

Bishop Stowe Applauds Interfaith Pride Celebration; Parish and Celebrity Also Mark Pride

As Pride month concludes today, Bondings 2.0 brings you three stories about how a Catholic... Read More

On Gilbert Baker’s Passing, Why Rainbow Flags Are Needed in Catholic Spaces

Gilbert Baker, the person who designed the rainbow flag used as a symbol of LGBT identity, passed... Read More

Santa Clara University Responds to Anti-LGBT Slurs, Swastikas

Santa Clara University experienced multiple hate crimes last month, including messages against LGBT people, incidents which... Read More