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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

Lawsuits Against Catholic Hospitals Which Denied Care to Transgender Patients Set to Proceed

An appeals court has ruled that a transgender patient denied care by a Catholic hospital can proceed with a discrimination lawsuit just as a similar lawsuit is set to be heard in court this month.  Read More

Transgender Patient Denied Care at Catholic Hospital Appeals Ruling in Discrimination Lawsuit

A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.  Read More

U.S. Archbishop Tells Transgender Catholic: “You Belong to the Heart of This Church”

A leading U.S. archbishop has told a transgender Catholic that they "belong to the heart of this church" and mentioned positively the dialogue he has had with the Catholic parents of LGBTQ children. Read More

Loyola University Chicago Launches “Preferred Name” Policy for Transgender Students

A Jesuit university has launched a new policy that will allow students to use their "preferred name" in many circumstances on campus. An official there also rejected the idea that LGBTQ-related employment disputes could happen at the university. Read More

Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

Brazilian Archbishop Forces Cancellation of Performance Led by Transgender Artists

A Brazilian archbishop has forced the cancellation of an transgender-related theater production after calling it "a prejudiced and criminal action of disrespect of the Catholic Christian faith." Read More