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Gay Teacher Appeals to Catholic School Officials to End Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination

A gay teacher at a Catholic school has appealed to administrators in their district to promote LGBT inclusion rather than continue allegedly discriminatory policies, which have provoked fierce criticism. Read More

Criticism Grows as Alberta’s Bishops Remain Silent on Anti-LGBT Employment Policies

Criticism of Alberta's bishops is growing as they remain silent about anti-LGBT employment policies and other education issues which became public at the end of last year. Read More

Rainbow Flag “Nothing Short of Spitting and Laughing in God’s Face,” Says Priest

Catholics are seeking apologies after a priest claimed the rainbow flag used to represent LGBT pride was invented by Satan and represents "lawlessness." Read More

Disputes Erupt in Alberta over Anti-LGBT “Morality Clauses” in Church Worker Contracts

Controversies have erupted in Alberta, Canada over church workers can be forced to sign LGBT-negative contract clauses as a condition of employment, a situation which has prompted both LGBT advocates and government officials to speak out as well as a convening of the province's bishops. Read More

Education Official Defends Catholic Participation in Scotland’s New LGBT Curriculum

A key church official in Scotland has affirmed Catholics' participation in developing the country's new LGBT curriculum, reportedly the first such standards to be implemented in the world and which set a model for Catholic education worldwide. Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More

Catholic Schools in England Drop Terms “Mother” and “Father” on Admissions Forms

Catholic schools in England will no longer use the gendered terms "mother" and "father" on admissions forms after a government official ruled these could be potentially discriminatory. Read More

On Anti-LGBT Bullying, Catholic Educators Should Follow Church of England’s Lead

The Church of England's new guidelines on anti-bullying in schools encourage students to "play with the many cloaks of identity," an approach that would be well-suited for Catholic schools as well. Read More

Scottish Priest Endorses Anti-Bullying Programs for Nation’s Schools

A Catholic priest in Scotland has come out in support of LGBT education programs in the country's school, a step in which other church officials will hopefully join him to help support and protect LGBTQ youth. Read More

Alberta’s Catholic Officals Can Improve Sexual Education Teaching, But Will They?

Controversy is again erupting in Alberta over Catholic schools' handling of LGBT and other gender/sexuality issues, highlighting anew church officials' choice about whether Catholic education in the province is going to prioritize students' well-being or anti-LGBT ideology. . . Read More