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Investigation Finds Spanish Bishop Did Not Violate Anti-Conversion Therapy Law

Officials in Spain have found a bishop did not violate a local law prohibiting the promotion of conversion therapy, though they remain watchful for any violations against LGBTQ people. Read More

Bishop’s LGBTQ-Negative Comments Spark Both Reconciliation and Criminal Investigation

A Spanish bishop is being investigated for a hate speech after making LGBTQ-negative remarks earlier this year. Read More

Christian Life Communities Spain Publishes Essay on the Future of LGBTQ Pastoral Care

A lay person in Spain has recently penned a reflection on LGBTQ pastoral care in the Catholic Church, providing a hopeful picture about what is being done to support this community and what the future of pastoral care could look like. Read More

Pope Francis Welcomes LGBTQ People. But What About Bishops He Appoints Who Do Not?

Despite Pope Francis' more welcoming style towards LGBTQ people, some episcopal appointments being made are of LGBTQ-negative prelates. In at least two instances, these problematic bishops have attracted public criticism. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Amid Rising Hate Crimes, Bishops in Spain Oppose Proposed Transgender Rights Law

The Spanish bishops have voiced their opposition to a proposed law that would expand rights for transgender people, as well as increase penalties for anti-LGBTQ discrimination, all while hate crimes are on the rise in that country. Read More

Christian Life Community in Spain Issues Manifesto Affirming LGBTQ Members

A major network of Christian Life communities in Spain has released a manifesto on LGBTQ issues that affirms the right of LGBTQ people to hold positions in their network and commits to training its members to be more inclusive. Read More

Catholics Rally Around Lesbian Catechist Fired Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian Catholic church worker recently fired by a Spanish bishop because of her same-gender marriage has received tremendous support. The incident has become a catalyst for church reform through the circulation of an open letter that calls for a more inclusive religious community. Read More

Spanish Priest Encourages, Blesses Gathering of Lesbian and Bisexual Women

A priest in Spain shared encouraging words and a blessing for those virtually gathered at that country’s largest event for lesbian and bisexual women. Read More

Spanish Jesuit Issues Pride Week Letter in Support of LGBTQ Equality

A Jesuit sociologist in Spain has expressed support for the LGBTQ community by publishing a letter in favor of LGBTQ equality. Read More