Catholics march for equality in Chicago pride parade
Over a dozen Roman Catholic parishioners marched in yesterday's Chicago pride parade in solidarity with the Chicago chapter of DignityUSA, an independent ministry for LGBT Catholics, making a bold statement for LGBT equality amidst an environment of opposition within the Church as a whole.
Roman Catholic hierarchy affirms lack of understanding and acceptance of LGBT people
The 75-page document is based on the results of a survey sent to over a hundred bishops' conferences around the world. The survey, which revealed the huge gap between the personal views of lay Catholics and official church teachings, reaped much hope of potentially fostering a change in Roman Catholic teachings on LGBT people. Instead, however, the document affirmed the Church's continued opposition.
LGBT Catholics & allies are being unjustly fired and have asked the Pope to talk to them about it
Signed by nine teachers who have been forced from jobs at Catholic schools for identifying as LGBT or being an ally to the community, an open letter has been delivered to the Vatican by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Leading bishop in Brazil wants LGBT folks to have equal legal protections
Leonardo Steiner just became one of the first national leaders of Catholicism to publicly support civil unions.