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Biden administration shifts again, appears to back sex-change surgeries for minors

Jul 10, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Neera Tanden sent an email to the Human Rights Campaign confirming that the White House supports transgender medical interventions on... Read more

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Biden administration releases report on its worldwide ‘LGBTQI+’ policy agenda

The U.S. Department of State-led initiative details how various federal agencies are participating in the sweeping American foreign policy effort. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his general audience on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Pope Francis fields questions from students about gender identity and LGBTQ discrimination

Jun 20, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In the one-hour conversation on June 20 organized by the Building Bridges Initiative, Pope Francis spoke directly to students from... Read more

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is home to the General Theological Seminary in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Episcopal bishops oppose Catholic music group’s use of New York seminary

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a letter, the Episcopal bishops said they were “concerned by the lack of full acceptance of the LGBTQ stance”... Read more

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Survey: Slight decrease in gay marriage support, uptick in religious freedom support in U.S.

Mar 13, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The American Values Atlas survey of more than 22,000 Americans found that support for homosexual marriage declined slightly in 2023... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

UPDATE: Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl, Matt McDonald

The Feb. 15 funeral service was held for Cecilia Gentili, a high-profile trans activist and sex-worker advocate. Read more

Father Paul Sullins, PhD, is a senior research associate at the Ruth Institute and a retired professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Study used to justify ‘conversion therapy’ bans is faulty, Catholic researcher contends

Dec 19, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Paul Sullins says a widely-cited study purporting to show a link between “conversion therapy” and increased suicidal ideation is... Read more

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Mexican lawmakers urged to oppose bill criminalizing ‘conversion therapy’

Dec 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The proposal calls for significant penalties, including prison sentences and fines, for those who offer or perform such therapy. Read more

Parents protest the Montgomery County School Board's policy blocking them from opting out their children from pro-homosexual and transgender materials.

Maryland parents argue for right to opt children out of LGBT curriculum in appeals court

Dec 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The parents sued the Montgomery County Board of Education on May 24 after it changed its parental notification and opt-out... Read more

A baptismal font in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

Vatican doctrine office: Transgender-identifying people can be baptized, witness marriages

Nov 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the document in response to questions from a Brazilian bishop. Read more

Stan “JR” Zerkowski received a handwritten note from Pope Francis in October 2023.

Pope Francis to Catholic LGBTQ leader: ‘Thank you for your ministry’

Oct 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A Kentucky man involved in LGBTQ Catholic ministry has posted a letter online he says he received from Pope Francis... Read more

Glawdys Leger is fighting for her right to keep teaching in the United Kingdom after she was fired from her school for refusing to teach LGBT ideology.

Christian group says British teacher fired for refusing to teach ‘extreme LGBTQI lessons’

Oct 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The school had reportedly issued curriculum and teaching materials for Year 7 students affirming gender ideology. Read more

Synod on Synodality spokesman Paolo Ruffini speaks to the media during a press briefing at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023.

Synod on Synodality: LGBT issues, female diaconate discussed in emotional third week

Oct 20, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The process has been driven by what the Synod on Synodality calls “active listening and speaking from the heart.” Read more

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‘No wiggle room’: Muslim parents object to LGBT curriculum at Minnesota charter school

Oct 18, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Muslim parents at a Minnesota public charter school are objecting to books that teach about same-sex attraction and gender identity... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on Oct. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with U.S. LGBT group previously denounced by Vatican

Oct 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis on Tuesday at his residence met with leadership from the U.S. LGBT organization New Ways Ministry. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.

Synod cardinal speaks on LGBTQ+ Catholics and those who love the Traditional Latin Mass

Oct 10, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

At an Oct. 10 press conference on the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Joseph Tobin responded to a question about those... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki faces mounting pressure from multiple fronts, including local media — and some clergy: In open defiance, several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral Sept 21, 2023.

German bishops in tug of war over blessing same-sex unions

Sep 25, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Ahead of the bishops’ meeting several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Read more

Dominican Sister Lucía Caram on the television program “Cuentos Chinos” (“Tall Tales”) in Spain.

Dominican nun speaks in favor of homosexuals being able to marry in the Church

Sep 22, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“I would be in favor of gays getting married in the Church because God always blesses love,” Dominican Sister Lucía... Read more

Parental and religious freedom rights advocates, including a group of Muslim parents, on June 6, 2023, protest a Maryland school system policy that removes parents’ authority to opt their children out of homosexual and transgender coursework.

Parents plan appeal as judge rules against opt-out right for LGBT curriculum in Maryland

Aug 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Catholic, Muslim, and Ethiopian Orthodox parents sued the Montgomery County Board of Education after it changed its parental notification policies. Read more

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Poll: More than 8 in 10 New Jersey parents want to be notified if child identifies as LGBT

Aug 25, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The poll also comes following national polls that indicate a rapidly rising number of young people identify as LGBTQ+. Read more