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Pope's reference to 'gay lobby' broaches taboo subject

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that acting on gay feelings are a grave sin. But the existence of active gay prelates in the Vatican bureaucracy known as the Roman Curia has been considered a poorly held secret for centuries. Robert Mickens, Vatican correspondent for the British Catholic weekly The Tablet, says, "Many of these people in the Vatican that are gay and even acting out are extremely conservative," Mickens says. "These are not people that want to change the church's teaching on homosexuality — not at all."
NPR
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June 14, 2013

Catholic Bishop of Columbus asked to participate in panel discussion on rights of LGBT people in workplaces

The AFL-CIO in central Ohio has partnered with a grass-roots advocacy group to ask the Roman Catholic bishop of Columbus to participate in a panel discussion on the rights of gay people in workplaces, specifically faith-based workplaces.

“This is a human-rights issue,” Finelli said. “When you see an organization or a corporation, faith-based or otherwise, denying rights — human rights — to an individual and denying them the right to work, denying them the right to live honestly and truthfully, we are seeing somebody being stripped of their human dignity.”

The Columbus Dispatch
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June 14, 2013
June 13, 2013

Pew Research Center drops new numbers on LGBT population

The Pew Research Center has released incredibly comprehensive new survey numbers on nearly every aspect of LGBT life in America. The survey of 1,197 LGBT adults explored many aspects of members of the LGBT community's lives and is the first study at this level by a major polling organization.

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