In Cincinnati, the local chapter of GLSEN is being excluded from this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade because it is an LGBT-affiliated organization. "It's an Irish Catholic parade and we don't want any members of the gay and lesbian community to be affiliated."
This week's religion news summary has a couple tear-jerking stories: a minister tells his gay son that he's thankful to be his father, and the Presbyterian church imposes ashes on the foreheads of people who feel unwelcome in the church.
This week's religion news summary has a lot of Catholic things: the Pope's resigning, another principal got fired for supporting marriage equality, and the bishops continue to wrestle with LGBT inclusion and immigration reform.
LGBT and allied students at Catholics universities are using National Coming Out Day to launch a new association calling on the church to expand its acceptance of LGBT equality. The Catholic Association of Students for Equality (CASE) is made up of LGBT student groups from eleven Catholic-affiliated colleges.
Read what happens when bishops disagree on marriage equality, when African-American pastors speak up, and when clergy get involved in marriage equality campaigns. All in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.
From March 15 through 17, 2012, LGBT-affirming Catholic organization New Ways Ministry will hold their seventh annual symposium, this year titled “From Water to Wine: Lesbian/Gay Catholics and Relationships.”