While the election of a pro-LGBT pope would be symbolic of the Church's recognition of the theological convictions of its people, the election of another anti-LGBT pope will do nothing to stop the growing tide of Catholic persons who recognize the inherent dignity and worth of LGBT people.
A new study published by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network reports on the experiences of LGBT youth in middle and high School athletic environments, and shows that while many LGBT young people still have negative experiences with sports, those who do participate see serious benefits.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is set to issue a series of directives that will take some steps to help ensure the safety and treatment of LGBT detainees in the immigration system, but the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is calling on her to do more.
Tim Tebow rescinds his decision to speak at an anti-gay church in Dallas this upcoming April. The decision comes after widespread media attention to the church's homophobic rhetoric and reflects the role professional athletes play in the LGBT movement for equality.
Across the road from the Colosseum, the ancient Roman stadium consecrated as a holy Christian site, clients at a busy bar are raising a glass to the pope: toasting the departure of the worst Church leader they can imagine.