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Hundreds of Catholic School Students Walkout Over Mistreated Lesbian Classmate

Approximately 200 high school students walked out of class after a lesbian classmate at Los Angeles’s largest Catholic high school was allegedly targeted by faculty and staff for being open about her sexuality and relationship with a female classmate. 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

New Theater Productions Tell of Queer Love in Catholic Schools

Two queer love stories with Catholic backdrops are coming to theaters this season, enchanting international audiences with messages of perseverance and young love. Read More

Catholic School Withdraws Teaching Contract Over Social Media Post with Rainbow Colors

A Catholic school has withdrawn a teacher's contract over the teacher's public support for LGBTQ equality, doing so even after that teacher promised to keep such support private going forward. Read More

Parents Raise Alarm Over New Priest’s LGBTQ-Negative, Pro-Gun Social Media Posts

Parents and parishioners in Salt Lake City are raising the alarm about the appointment of anew parish priest, Fr. Erik Richtsteig because they fear he will be a negative influence on their church community.  Read More

Catholics Can Help Stalled Acceptance Rates for LGBTQ People in U.S.–And in Our Church

Isn’t public opinion on LGBTQ people improving?  The complicated answer holds some surprising lessons for... Read More

Irish Catholic School to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms, But Sex Ed Controversy Continues

In a positive step, a Catholic school in Ireland will introduce gender-neutral uniforms and restrooms to accommodate gender non-conforming youth. But wider questions of how gender and sexuality are handled in the nation's church-run schools remain disputed. Read More

Anti-Transgender Leaflets Accidentally Given to Catholic Students; Other Education Updates

Two English dioceses are apologizing after an anti-LGBTQ leaflet was distributed to students in Catholic schools. Today's post features this story and two other news items from the realm of Catholic education. Read More

What Are Catholic LGBTQ Educators Supposed to Do With the Vatican’s Gender Document?

Today's post is from guest contributor Alfred Pang who writes about what the Vatican's new document on gender means for LGBTQ teachers in Catholic education. What is at stake? The vocation of teaching and the integrity of LGBTQ people. Read More

Public Charter School Challenged Over “Morality Clause” in Lease with Catholic Diocese

A charter school system in Memphis, Tennessee has been threatened with legal action over leases it made with the Catholic Church that contain "morality clauses" some believe are unconstitutional. Read More