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Transgender Minister Asks Parishioners to Support Non-Discrimination Protections

A transgender church worker has written to parishioners asking them to vote to preserve Massachusetts' gender identity non-discrimination law, which is on the ballot this coming Tuesday. Read More

Will the U.S. Bishops Help Donald Trump “Erase” Transgender People?

With President Donald Trump seeking to erase transgender people as a category, will the U.S. bishops be complicit in this egregious human rights violation or will they at last defend the trans community when it faces attacks? Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate Shares about Her Accepting Catholic Family

Christine Hallquist made headlines earlier this year when she became the first transgender person chosen as a major political party's gubernatorial candidate. In advance of her likely election as Vermont's next governor this fall, Hallquist spoke to Vermont Business Magazine about being raised Catholic and having a supportive family. Read More

Top Catholic Ethicist: Do Not Assume Transgender Identities Are “Sinful” or “Disordered”

A leading Catholic ethicist offered positive words about transgender people in a recent interview, saying it should not be assumed that someone naming their gender identity is problematic and that it could be the affirmation of how God created them. Read More

Cardinal’s Anti-Transgender Comments Reveal a Need for Pastoral Listening

England's top prelate has again opined on gender identity, revealing both his pastoral inclinations and his opposition to full transgender equality. Read More

Will Transgender People Become Collateral Damage in the Fight for LGBT Equality?

Transgender rights are the latest major issue when it comes to LGBT equality in the U.S., and sadly this could mean trans people become collateral damage, says one advocate. Read More

After Initial Rejection, Georgetown University Opens LGBT Residential Community

Students at Georgetown University looking to explore gender and sexuality will now be able to do so in a new residential community, reported campus newspaper The Hoya. Read More

Religious Leaders Criticize Letter Against Transgender People Hosted On USCCB Website

Religious organizations have criticized an interfaith letter against transgender rights signed by four top U.S. bishops. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

Transgender Teen Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination

A transgender teen is suing a Catholic hospital for allegedly denying him a surgery as part of his transition. This case is but the latest example that church-affiliated healthcare systems will increasingly have to deal with trans issues, with the question now being how will the hospitals respond? Read More