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Our Stories Let Youth Know That Queerness Is Possible, Writes LGBTQ Catholic

Grace Doerfler is a queer Catholic woman who believes deeply in sharing the wholeness of her identity, even as she struggles to find a home in a church that too often fails to acknowledge and welcome its own queer and trans community. Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis Sows Seeds of Hope for Unhoused LGBTQ Youth

Still, I believe that Francis has sown the seeds of theological renewal, which may yet bear hope for LGBTQ homeless youth. Read More

LCWR, Additional Catholic Institutions Join Bishops’ Statement in Support of LGBT Youth

The U.S.' leading network of women religious, as well as more religious communities have joined a statement against the bullying of LGBTQ youth. Additionally, priests in the Diocese of Lexington released their own statement of support. Read More

More Bishops, Religious Communities Affirm Statement in Support of LGBTQ Youth

Additional bishops, as well as communities of men and women religious have added their names to a statement against anti-LGBTQ bullying released last month by eight U.S. Catholic bishops. Read More

Group of U.S. Bishops to LGBTQ Youth: ‘God Is On Your Side’

Several bishops in the U.S. have released a statement in defense of LGBTQ youth, telling the youth that "God loves you" and "God is on your side."  Read More

Catholic High School Apologizes After Distributing Anti-LGBTQ Booklet by French Priest

A Catholic high school in France has apologized after it came under fire for the distribution of an anti-LGBTQ booklet to its students. The document, authored by a French Catholic priest, casts LGBTQ identity and relationships in a negative light. Read More

Pope’s Affirmation of “Right to Family” Can Help LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

As Pope Francis has consistently emphasized, mercy encounters persons and their needs, not their moral infractions. When Catholic families and communities learn to see others with these eyes, new horizons in how we imagine the extent and diversity of our families may well unfold. Read More

Celebrating GLAAD’s 2020 Spirit Day: Reflections from Working in a Catholic High School 

Today, we celebrate GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a worldwide initiative to support LGBTQ youth who experience disproportionate amounts of bullying, harassment, and prejudice based on who they are and who they love. Read More

New Film, “Yes, God, Yes,” Examines the Pitfalls, Joys of Exploring Sexuality as Young Catholic

The new indie film comedy, “Yes, God, Yes,” tells a compelling story about the pitfalls and joys of exploring sexuality as a young Catholic— featuring a lesbian character who helps the narrator accept and discover herself at a pivotal moment in the film. Read More

Indianapolis Archdiocese’s New Policy May Bar Transgender Youth from Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has issued guidelines that place severe restrictions on transgender students in Catholic schools, including possibly not admitting them. Read More