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Jan 21, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The move could impact high school sports, the privacy of single-sex bathrooms, faith-based organizations that are government grantees or contractors, and whether employees may face retaliation for voicing “discriminatory” religious beliefs.
Jan 20, 2021 - 04:30 am .- The trial of three activists who distributed posters depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo will resume next month following a tumultuous opening hearing. 
Dec 27, 2020 - 11:42 am .- Shannon Ochoa remembers recognizing that she was attracted to women from a pretty young age.
Dec 15, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as the father, effectively banning adoptions by same-sex couples and complicating adoptions by single people.
Dec 15, 2020 - 10:30 am .- A leading LGBT activist group is calling for the Biden administration to tighten accreditation regulations of religious schools and enforce acceptance of so-called transgender rights.
Dec 10, 2020 - 08:11 pm .- A bill seeking to ban so-called conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity in the Australian state of Victoria dangerously oversteps the bounds of protecting people from coercive practices, the Archbishop of Melbourne said.
Dec 2, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The U.K.’s high court ruled Tuesday that children are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.
Nov 20, 2020 - 04:48 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to ministry to people with same-sex attraction to be read during a recent meeting.
Oct 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has given its support to a new piece of legislation that aims to keep male athletes from competing in athletic teams and competitions for women and girls. 
Sep 30, 2020 - 05:43 pm .- A temporary injunction has halted the Madison School District from following gender identity guidance that critics said concealed from parents whether teachers and staff were affirming students in transgenderism.
Sep 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The federal government is suing the Kroger Company for discrimination after two employees at an Arkansas store were fired for not wearing a symbol they say represents the LGBT cause.
Sep 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, reported yesterday that Pope Francis "at the end of an audience" greeted a group of some 40 people, some of whom identify as LGBT, along with their parents.
Sep 14, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- The US bishops’ conference on Friday applauded the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to allow single-sex homeless shelters to serve only those whose biological sex aligns with that of their residents.
Sep 14, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Catholics, including some local priests, have said a proposed diocesan catechetical curriculum in Australia promotes views on gender identity and human sexuality at odds with Church teaching.
Sep 2, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- A Polish bishop dismissed Wednesday suggestions that the country’s bishops want to force people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to undergo therapy.
Aug 31, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s bishops expressed concern Saturday about a rise in acts of desecration.
Aug 28, 2020 - 10:45 am .- Catholics have a duty to respect people who identify as LGBT+ but are not obliged to accept their views uncritically, Poland’s bishops said Friday.
Aug 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday night that he was honored by a video describing him as “the most pro-gay president in American history.”
Aug 7, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender identity and their biological sex, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis said in a reflection dated June 1.
Aug 4, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Authors of a 2019 study which claimed gender-transition surgery may improve the long-term mental health of recipients have issued a correction. They now say they found “no advantage” to the mental health of those who received gender-transition surgery.

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