What Were the Best Catholic LGBT Stories of 2015? (Vote for up to 10)
Pope Francis meets with a Spanish transgender man at the Vatican.
Ireland passes marriage equality by popular referendum, with many priests and nuns speaking out to support it.
Catholics, particularly young people, continue to protest the unjust firings of LGBT church employees.
New Vermont bishop makes positive statement welcoming transgender people as he is installed in his diocese.
New Ways Ministry's LGBT and Ally pilgrims gets VIP seating at papal audience at the Vatican
St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Boston and New York City allow openly LGBT groups to march with banners, after decades of refusing admission.
“Owning Our Faith,” a video of interviews with LGBT Catholics and their families is released and a copy is presented to Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Catholic LGBT leaders from the U.K. meet to discuss criminalization laws with Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Office of Justice and Peace, at the Vatican.
In a sign that church leaders are becoming more positive on lesbian and gay relationships, a priest in Malta blesses the engagement of two women to each other.
German Bishops institute a policy protecting LGBT church employees from discrimination.
Catholic leaders, including bishops, respond pastorally, and sometimes positively, to U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage equality across the U.S.
A British monsignor who is a chancery official and charged with expanding LGBT outreach said that the Catholic Church should be “fully supportive” of transgender people as they transition.
Ireland’s two most important archbishops strike positive notes on LGBT people even during the contentious marriage referendum there.
Jesuit-run Fordham University issues a congratulatory statement to one of its theology department professors after he marries another man.
A leading LGBT activist in Paraguay takes part in a meeting with Pope Francis and other national leaders during the pontiff’s visit to that country.
At their national convention, DignityUSA, an organization of LGBT Catholics, issues a call to the Church for sacramental equality for LGBT people.
St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon, becomes the first known Catholic institution to adopt a non-discrimination policy based on marital status for lesbian and gay employees.
Despite a cold welcome for LGBT people from the World Meeting of Families’ organizers, a full schedule of programs occurs alongside the meeting to raise up LGBT visibility and awareness.
Pope Francis strikes a mostly positive note for change in the way the Catholic Church operates during his visit to the United States. Mo Rocca, an openly gay entertainer, is a lector at papal Mass in New York City.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis welcomes Bishop Jacques Gaillot, a French bishop who had been removed from office, in part because he blesses lesbian and gay couples.
The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, an international coalition of organizations and leaders who promote Catholic LGBT equality, forms on the eve of the synod on the family.
Vatican’s Synod on Marriage and Family reveals a large number of bishops calling for change on church practice and language concerning lesbian and gay people and their families.
After a week of questions concerning Pope Francis’ encounter with anti-marriage equality activist Kim Davis, it is revealed that the only formal meeting the pontiff had in the U.S. with any individual was with a gay man who was his former student, and the man’s partner.
Call To Action, a national Catholic justice organization, issues a declaration to protect the rights of church workers, including LGBT people, from employment discrimination.
Catholics from around the world participate in New Ways Ministry’s #PopeSpeakOut campaign, encouraging the pontiff to make statements against anti-LGBT criminalization laws while visiting three African nations
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