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A pious Church and Cardinal Dolan trashes a dead trans woman who, like Jesus, helped the marginalized

Cecilia Gentil helped trans people, sex workers and HIV/AIDS victims, while a certain Catholic cardinal lives extravagantly

Justice Samuel Alito wishes homophobia was acceptable

The conservative Supreme Court justice thought jurors who were dismissed for their antigay religious beliefs were treated unfairly.

Alabama Supreme Court endangers IVF access by ruling frozen embryos are people

In a notable union of church and state, the Alabama Supreme Court cited Christian faith as reason to jeopardize access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

For Lent, Hobby Lobby and #HeGetsUs should give up making self-righteous feet-washing commercials

The Jesus Super Bowl ads made a mockery out of a solemn Easter tradition, treating the marginalized like criminals and dissing the humility of Jesus.

Libs of TikTok loses it after Kansas university participates in ‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ event

Fort Hays State University’s LGBTQ+ inclusive Ash Wednesday event draws attention and backlash, highlighting the tension between religious observance and the push for inclusivity.

What it means for LGBTQ+ Americans to leave — or choose — Christianity

Almost two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people who were raised Christian have left, new data finds. But queer Black Americans have more to leave behind.

Fox News and GOP politicians falsely claim Lakewood Church shooter was transgender

The suspected shooter was a 36-year-old who police identified as the mother of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the incident.

Pastor refuses to 'repent' after network drops him for giving advice on a queer wedding

And no, the pastor wasn't even supportive of the wedding.

Less GOP and more LGBT — Gen Z is more likely to be queer than Republican, survey reveals

Members of Gen Z are more likely to be LGBTQ+ than they are to identify as Republican or as white Christians, according to a new survey from PRRI.

A lesbian couple was unwelcomed by their wedding venue. Now, they've been gifted one for free

Ali Waggy and Jessica Robinson have been gifted a wedding venue for free after being told the venue they had didn't approve of their relationship.

New Hampshire official quits after receiving homophobic comments about his dead gay son

Littleton Town Manager Jim Gleason quit after art commissioned by a local LGBTQ+ rights group was called "demonic" by a town leader and a resident allegedly said Gleason's son “was in hell with the devil where he belonged.”

Biden administration rescinds, replaces Trump-era 'license to discriminate in health care' rule

The new rule strikes a balance between protecting health care workers' consciences and assuring that patients receive the care they need, LGBTQ+ activists say.

Colorado Catholic preschools say they have a right to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people

A trial is now underway as two Denver-area Catholic parishes sue over a conflict between religious beliefs and the program’s requirement not to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

LGBTQ-affirming church in Georgia vandalized in suspected homophobic attack

Church leaders stressed they wouldn’t let one act of hatred detract from their mission of inclusive love.

These Are the 11 Worst Christmas Songs, You Can't Change My Mind

For some, Christmas is a time to spread joy and positivity. For me, it’s a time to be a hater.

For Pope Francis, 87, It’s Out with the Old and In With the New

As a transitional pontiff, Francis will not be pulled backwards.

Many LGBTQ+ People Are Religious. Why Don’t We Have More Data About Them?

Faith and queerness are not exclusive. More data could help push back against hate while allowing LGBTQ+ people to tell more expansive stories about themselves.

Mike Johnson Laments the Number of Queer Kids in GOP Fundraising Email

Johnson had made a similar statement in an interview with a right-wing activist shortly before he became House speaker.

Vermont Christian School Sues State After It Was Penalized for Being Anti-Trans

Officials at Mid Vermont Christian School say the state is committing unconstitutional religious discrimination.

Trans Woman Sues 'Christian' Company Over Denial of Coverage for Transition Care

Turbocam's insurance plans exclude any coverage for this care, so Lillian Bernier is suing.