LGBT Catholics Are Organizing For Inclusion In The Church


The International Association of Athletics Federations has been forced to suspend rules that ban women with “hyperandrogenism” – high levels of testosterone – from competing. This means that Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, previously banned from competition for testing at high levels of testosterone, can now compete in her sport. The IAAF will be forced to dissolve the rules entirely if they can’t provide better evidence in support of enforcing them. [BBC]


A woman at a Primark store in Leicester (England) claims that a security guard at the store took her baby away from her as she was breastfeeding. Primark claims, of course, that this is not the case, and now the woman is being charged with “perverting the course of justice.” [The Guardian]


In addition to writing some of the most beloved children’s books of all time and inspiring some of the greatest authors of the 20th century, Beatrix Potter was an amateur mycologist – she studied and illustrated mushrooms in her spare time. Gotta have a hobby, right? [Brain Pickings]


Six out of 10 Catholic Americans support same-sex marriage, some Catholic congregations march in pride parades, and yet Pope Francis has yet to totally clarify whether or not LGBT Catholics are truly welcome in the Catholic Church. Now, trans* and gay Catholics and their families are organizing, speaking out, and seeking inclusion as the Pope gears up for a conference on families in Philadelphia. [New York Times]

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