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U.S. Archbishop Says Pope Francis Named Transgender Rights as ‘Significant Issue’

A U.S. archbishop has claimed that during ad limina meetings, Pope Francis named the movement for transgender rights as a 'significant issue' of today alongside abortion. Read More

LGBTQ Dispute Leads Catholic Healthcare System to Withdraw Support for Local Theater

A Catholic hospital group withdrew its sponsorship of a theater in Sacramento, California in response to concerns that the health system discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community. Read More

Alverno College Welcomes First Transgender Student; Other Catholic Higher Education News

As the semester winds down, here is a round-up of news stories concerning LGBTQ issues in Catholic higher education. Read More

Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. 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

At Fall Assembly, U.S. Bishops Vote to Double-Down on LGBTQ-Negative Agenda

The U.S. bishops begin their fall assembly today during which they are set to approve anti-transgender work as a strategic priority. They will also likely vote in an LGBTQ-negative president and choose the chair of their religious liberty committee. Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Fr. Martin Shares Trans-Related Letters With Vatican Official Behind Anti-LGBTQ Document

Fr. James Martin, SJ, recently met with officials from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which released an anti-LGBTQ document earlier this summer. Martin shared with them three letters from people writing about their transgender-related experiences. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Philadelphia Archdiocese Sponsored Workshop By “Ex-Gay” Therapy Proponents

Conversion therapy proponents have been welcomed to present in another U.S. diocese, deepening ties between the nation's bishops and fringe LGBTQ-negative organizations out of step with church teaching. Read More