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World’s Largest Publicly-Funded Catholic School System Set to Fly Pride Flags This June

In an affirming and significant decision, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will celebrate Pride Month by flying rainbow flags this June. Read More

Critics Allege Parent Used Homophobic Language at Catholic School Board Meeting

There are new developments in an incident in which comments made at a Catholic school board meeting  in Canada were homophobic, as the Archdiocese of Toronto has now weighed in on the the matter, claiming that the comments were in alignment with church teaching. Read More

Catholic School District Reinstates LGBTQ Youth Resource After Advocates’ Pushback

The Catholic school board in Toronto has reinstated a previously removed resource for LGBTQ students after sharp public criticism about the decision to discontinue it.  Read More

Canadian Catholic School Board Sanctions Official for Anti-LGBTQ Comments

A Catholic school district in Canada has sanctioned an official who expressed homophobic comments opposing LGBTQ-supportive policies for students. In a related story, a candidate for another district's trustees has been criticized for his disparaging writings on LGBTQ identity and his endorsement of conversion therapy. Read More

Conservative Group Demands Catholic School Teacher Be Fired Over “Fabulous” Book

A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students. Read More

Catholic Official Who Compared LGBTQ Issues to Cannabalism Now Faces Charges of Harassing Student

A Catholic education official in Ontario is facing criticism from multiple quarters over his anti-LGBTQ comments, as well as allegations that he intimidated and harassed a student over her progressive views. Read More

Catholic School Official Criticized for Comparing LGBTQ Issues to Cannibalism, Pedophilia

A Catholic education official in Toronto is being called on to resign after comparing LGBTQ issues to cannibalism, pedophilia, and beastiality during a recent debate over whether school policies should be made more inclusive. Read More

Backed by Archdiocese, Toronto Catholic School Board Reverses Course, Adopts LGBTQ Protections

Officials leading Toronto's Catholic school system approved new LGBTQ protections that had been quite contentious, but were quickly approved after the local archdiocese came out in support of them. Read More

Toronto Catholic Schools Set to Omit LGBTQ-Specific Protections from Policies Update

Trustees for Canada's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district have backed away from adding LGBTQ-specific protections to their policies, just as those trustees face a discrimination claim made by an LGBTQ family. Read More

NEWS NOTES: May 23, 2013

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1) Tonight, two Toronto Catholic District... Read More