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The past few years have seen a rapid increase in conversations about LGBTQ Catholics within the church — the Vatican used the acronym LGBT for the first time in June of last year, in a document written for a meeting of bishops in Rome.
In a final version of the document, the acronym was removed.
Last month the Trump administration announced a proposal to roll back protections for discrimination against trans people by healthcare providers.
Transgender people make up only 0.6 percent of the US population, and they are about 8 times as likely to report attempting suicide than the rest of the population.
In the United States, attitudes of Catholics have been shifting.
Sixty-eight percent of Catholics in the United States say they feel more supportive toward transgender rights than they did five years ago, compared to 62 percent of the general population, according to a survey conducted this year by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).
The report found that children held in orphanages and reformatory schools were treated no better than slaves—in some cases, sex slaves.
Rape and molestation of boys were “endemic.” Other reports were issued about other institutions, including parish churches and schools, and homes for unwed mothers—the notorious “Magdalene Laundries,” where girls and women were condemned to lives of coercive servitude.
However, if you’ll forgive me bowdlerizing Ira Gershwin’s fabulous lyric, when it comes to the church, “they can’t take that away from me.” I couldn’t read the entire thing.
Frankly, I got irritated at the beginning with [their focus on] gender theory.