LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?
January 08 2014 4:01 PM ET

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?

Trudy Ring

That's a possibility put forth by one right-wing activist, among many other homophobic reactions to the parade wedding.

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican
January 06 2014 7:30 PM ET

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

Trudy Ring

The former Swiss Guard member, whose name was not published, told a Swiss newspaper he was solicited for sex by priests, bishops, cardinals, and others.

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?
January 06 2014 3:09 PM ET

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?

Trudy Ring

The pope calls for Catholic leaders to put some thought into dealing with children whose parents are in 'nontraditional' relationships.

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76
January 03 2014 9:00 PM ET

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Trudy Ring

Father Robert Nugent helped found New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT equality in the church and society.

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, Absorbed by Other Organization
January 03 2014 4:50 PM ET

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down

Trudy Ring

Evergreen International, which advocated 'ex-gay' therapy, is folded into North Star, a support group that takes no stand on the practice. But does this mean a more accepting approach?

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'
December 31 2013 2:23 PM ET

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'

Lucas Grindley

When Andrea Quintero's family never claimed her body, the Jesuit order to which Pope Francis belongs stepped in.

Antigay Bishop Says He Was Just Following Pope's Orders
December 30 2013 6:53 AM ET

Antigay Bishop Says He Was Just Following Pope's Orders

Lucas Grindley

Has Pope Francis for the first time stepped into a public policy debate about LGBT people?

December 23 2013 4:42 PM ET

Gay Muslims: Could This Be America’s First Out Imam?

The services by the first gay imam in the Americas are unorthodox and include side-by-side prayer for men and women, and same-sex marriages.

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage
December 19 2013 3:39 PM ET

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The United Methodist Church today officially removed Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry.

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor
December 18 2013 3:22 PM ET

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor

Daniel Reynolds

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Minneapolis has taken a leave of absence while authorities investigate allegations of inappropriate touching during a photo shoot.

Pope Removes Hard-Line Marriage Equality Opponent From Vatican Panel
December 17 2013 4:34 PM ET

Pope Pulls Marriage Equality Opponent From Vatican Panel

Trudy Ring

Pope Francis's removal of Cardinal Raymond Burke from the Congregation for Bishops and appointment of a more moderate member may signal positive change.

WATCH: Lesbian Friend Might Convert Kids, Says Pat Robertson
December 12 2013 7:03 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian Friend Might Convert Kids, Warns Robertson

Trudy Ring

Robertson advises a mother not to shun her lesbian friend, but to be careful, because ‘you don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians.’

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