Margie Winters and her wife don't expect to talk to the pope, but they say their presence at the reception will have symbolic importance.
LGBT youth make up only 6 percent of the general population but represent 15 percent of people currently in juvenile detention.
The archdiocese calls on parents to promise they'll uphold church doctrine — a potential problem for LGBT Catholics and allies.
Landon Patterson describes the moment she was crowned Homecoming Queen as a dream come true.
The gay congressman says perhaps colleges should expel students accused of sexual assault, even if they haven't been proved guilty.
Planned Parenthood and the HRC are calling attention to the immense need for inclusive sex education.
Days after more than 150 people protested against trans student Lila Perry at her Missouri school, others rallied in support of her.
The battle for trans-inclusive K-12 education heats up after a federal judge denies a high school student's request to use the boy's restroom.
However, legislators may challenge it — even trying to require genital exams.
Schools in the Springfield diocese won't turn away children of gay parents, but they may make them feel unwelcome.