LBGTQA+ and the Catholic Church

In the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Manhattan College faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to live out the five Lasallian Core Principles. The Lasallian Core Principles include: Faith in the Presence of God, Respect for all Persons, Inclusive Community, Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, and Quality Education.  Please check out the resources that we have on LBGTQA+ and the Catholic Church that focus on how Jaspers can live out the Lasallian Core Principles in this capacity.

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  • New Ways Ministry
    • New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities.
  • NPR Interview Discussing Pope Francis' Appeal for LGBTQ Protections
    • Rachel Martin of NPR speaks with Fr. Bryan Massingale, an openly gay Catholic priest and professor at Fordham University, about Pope Francis' statements regarding the rights of LGBTQ people to civil unions.
  • Fortunate Families
    • Fortunate Families, a Catholic Family, Friends & Allies Ministry, supports LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers by facilitating respectful conversation and sharing personal stories within dioceses, parishes and communities, especially with bishops, pastors and Church leadership. By accompaniment and bridge building Fortunate Families seek to uphold and safeguard the dignity of LGBTQ+ daughters and sons of God.
  • DignityUSA
    • Dignity USA, works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.
  • Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)
    • PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy.
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality
    • The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
  • National Black Justice Coalition (NBLC)
    • NBJC is a civil rights organization that focuses on racial justice and LGBTQ+ equality. They promote awareness of the struggles of black individuals within the queer community and seek to empower their community.
  • Human Rights Campaign  
  • LGBTQ Terminology Provided By LSU 
  • Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center 

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