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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

Minnesota Bishops Should Retract Anti-Transgender Education Policy, Says Theologian

A Catholic theologian in Minnesota has strongly recommended that the state's bishops retract their educational policies concerning gender identity in Catholic Schools. Read More

Minnesota Bishops’ Anti-Transgender School Policy Lacks Science, Theological Imagination

Bishops in Minnesota have adopted anti-transgender policies for Catholic schools in their dioceses that will continue to marginalize and harm the well-being of transgender students. Read More

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Emphasizes Church’s Role in LGBTQ Homelessness

Miguel Diaz, a theologian and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, has taken up Pope Francis' exhortation to care for internally displaced persons by connecting it with the problem of homelessness in the U.S. today. In particular, Diaz highlights the plight of LGBTQ people, especially youth, who are housing insecure. Read More

Irish Schools Cancel Scheduled Tour By LGBTQ-Negative Catholic Chastity Speaker

Schools in Ireland stood against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric last week by cancelling a number of talks by conservative Catholic U.S. speaker Jason Evert, whose website and talks promote negative views of LGBTQ people.  Read More

To Foster Healing, Parish Crafts Blankets for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

A local Catholic parish in Connecticut has started a new initiative aimed at healing the relationship between its LGBTQ members and the broader spiritual community.  Read More

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