Transgender woman seeks to become Roman Catholic nun and pens book "Why God Doesn't Hate You"

A transgender woman, Tia Pesando, hopes to become a Roman Catholic nun in London, Ontario.

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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.

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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.

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Religion News Summary - June 13, 2014

Anti-trans but pro-gay Baptists, Methodist church may officially split over marriage equality, lots of projects reconciling faith and being LGBTQ, and more.

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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).

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April 29, 2014

Terminated gay catholic educator hired as Mercer Island associate principal

Mark Zmuda was fired from his position at Eastside Catholic HS in December of 2013 for marrying the man he loves.

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December 20, 2013

Catholic school students protest gay vice-principal's dismissal

Hundreds of students from Eastside Catholic High School in Washington staged a protest in support of vice principal Mark Zmuda who was dismissed for marrying the man he loves.

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October 25, 2013

Ministry supports Catholic LGBT individuals and allies

New Ways Ministry attempts to change the culture in the Catholic Church, attempting to make it a welcoming place for LGBT persons.

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September 30, 2013

Pro-LGBT photo exhibit blocked by Vatican

A gallery in Rome has removed photographs of same sex couples kissing in churches after the Catholic Church threatened legal action.

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