WATCH: Married Gay Man Stripped of Volunteer Duties at Catholic Church
April 05 2013 12:33 PM ET

WATCH: Married Gay Man Stripped of Volunteer Duties at Catholic Church

Trudy Ring

Long Island resident Nicholas Coppola says he had been accepted as a gay man in his church, but after an anonymous letter was sent to his bishop about his marriage, he was barred from teaching a children's religion class.

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage
April 01 2013 5:49 PM ET

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops admitted on Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church's doctrine is out of touch with the beliefs of many of its parishioners.

Pope Francis Called Civil Unions 'Lesser of Two Evils'
March 20 2013 6:07 PM ET

Pope Francis Called Civil Unions 'Lesser of Two Evils'

Michelle Garcia

As a cardinal, Pope Francis may have been a little less harsh on LGBT rights.

Nonprofit Unveils Rainbow House Beside Westboro Baptist Church
March 19 2013 5:53 PM ET

What Has the WBC Seeing Rainbow?

Sunnivie Brydum

The view outside the notoriously antigay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., just got a whole lot gayer.

WATCH: 'Alfredo's Fire' Sheds Light on Sexuality, Scandal, and Suppression in the Vatican
March 19 2013 3:39 PM ET

WATCH: Meet The Gay Man Who Burned Himself Alive at The Vatican

Sunnivie Brydum

On the day Pope Francis is inaugurated in Vatican City, a filmmaker hopes to bring light to the deadly consequences of religious intolerance.

Escaping Westboro: Former Church Member Lauren Drain Reveals What Made Her Change
March 14 2013 6:00 AM ET

Escaping Westboro

Sunnivie Brydum

In this exclusive interview, former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain talks about what she’s sorry for, and what she believes is really the source of Fred Phelps’ homophobia.

New Poll: LGBT Issues a Civil Rights Matter, Marriage Equality 'Inevitable'
March 13 2013 6:21 PM ET

New Poll: LGBT Issues a Civil Rights Matter, Marriage Equality 'Inevitable'

Trudy Ring

The poll, by a Southern Baptist-affiliated firm, finds many Americans disagreeing with the church's antigay dogma.

New Pope, Argentina Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Selected
March 13 2013 2:23 PM ET

New Pope, Same as The Old Pope?

Trudy Ring

A new pope was named at the Vatican on Wednesday, and he has definitely made his voice clear on LGBT rights in the past.

Vatican Buys Property Including Europe's Biggest Gay Spa
March 12 2013 2:36 PM ET

Vatican Buys Property Including Europe's Biggest Gay Spa

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican paid about $30 million for the property, to house about 19 Catholic priests and church leaders.

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis
March 12 2013 12:25 PM ET

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis

Michelle Garcia

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected by his peers to lead the U.S. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

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