Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQIA+’

Cecilia Gentili’s critics missed chance to listen at funeral

Monday, March 4th, 2024
Cecilia Gentili

On February 15, more than 1,000 mourners — predominantly LGBTQIA+ people of colour — gathered for the funeral of Argentine American activist Cecilia Gentili at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Gentili was a transgender woman of colour who advocated for the health and dignity of sex workers and LGBTQIA+ people. She was also Read more

More international accolades for NZ bishops’ trailblazing sexual diversity doc

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
More accolades

Accolades continue for the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ trailblazing document on sexual diversity. The latest comes from David Palmieri of Outreach, a US LGBTQ Catholic resource. “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools, manifests the love of Jesus Christ in its courage to seek “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” for LGBTQ children in Catholic schools and colleges” Read more

Globally groundbreaking NZ bishops

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The new pastoral guidelines concerning gender and sexuality are “groundbreaking”, says New Ways Ministry’s Robert Shine. Primarily targeting Catholic educators, “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools” is the opposite of so many policies which have harmed students and upset school communities in recent years, Shine comments. The document clearly shows the bishops’ core concern is Read more

Hund the hound meets Jesus Christ

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Hund the Hound, a 33-year-old Ohioan, is a ‘furry’. He is also a Christian. For Hund and many other Christian furries, those two identities peacefully coexist. Not everyone would agree. The furry movement grew up in the 1970s as part of the underground comic book world.  Read more

Tauranga’s Bethlehem College criticised for ‘discriminatory’ marriage belief

Monday, June 13th, 2022

A Christian college is under fire for asking parents to acknowledge a belief that marriage is between a man and a woman – something one LGBTQIA+ advocate has labelled “discriminatory”. But Tauranga’s Bethlehem College says the statement is not intended to tell anyone what they are required to believe but to “transparently explain what we Read more