- BBC News03 Oct 12:56
The Vatican strips a senior priest of doctrinal duties after he reveals he is gay on the eve of a synod on Catholic attitudes to family.
- BBC News02 Oct 19:11
The pontiff had a private meeting with a gay couple last week in Washington, one of his guests tells the BBC.
- Associated Press via Yahoo UK & Ireland News04 Oct 02:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration.
- BBC News04 Oct 02:45
Pope Francis opens a synod of Roman Catholic bishops focusing on teachings on the family, a day after a senior Vatican priest came out as gay.
- Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News05 Oct 15:18
By Isla Binnie and Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Rosario Murdica and Gianni Finocchietti always wanted to get married in Italy, but after 30 years together they lost hope of ever tying the knot in their home country and instead said their vows in Portugal. Italy is the last major country in the West that has not given same-sex couples any legal recognition, and was condemned this year by the...
- RTE News04 Oct 08:18
Pope Francis today reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.
- Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News02 Oct 19:59
By Patrick Rucker and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pope Francis met with a gay couple at the Vatican Embassy in Washington during the pontiff's visit to the United States last week in a quiet gesture to the gay and lesbian community. The meeting between Francis, an Argentine gay man and his long-term partner came to light as the Vatican tried to tamp down controversy about a separate ...
- Associated Press via Yahoo UK & Ireland News04 Oct 07:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.
- Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News04 Oct 11:40
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world. On...
- International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland News05 Oct 17:29
Rapper 50 Cent has provoked controversy after claiming that the reason for the falling ratings of Lee Daniels' Empire is because of "too much gay stuff". The Wrap reported that Empire's second season premiered back in September with 16m viewers. "There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night's Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?" the post read.