5 trans Catholics on the Vatican’s rejection of their gender identity

5 trans Catholics on the Vatican’s rejection of their gender identity

“I’m sick of being abused by those who are supposed to be my family.” When Colleen Fay of Mount Rainier, Maryland, came out as transgender 12 years ago to her parish music director, she was fired from her position on the choir. She later described feeling like she was in “doctrinal limbo” because there is no universal teaching on gender from the church. “I’m hurt by the Catholic Church every single day,” she said. “They…

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Beto O’Rourke just unveiled a comprehensive proposal to protect LGBTQ people

Beto O’Rourke just unveiled a comprehensive proposal to protect LGBTQ people

O’Rourke released the plan during Pride Month, as part of his bid for the presidency. Presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) commemorated Pride Month on Wednesday by putting out a comprehensive LGBTQ rights plan. The plan details many steps O’Rourke would take as president. That includes executive actions he could enact on his own, including the repeal of President Donald Trump’s ban on openly serving transgender troops in the military and religious exemption…

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Bruins-Blues: Game 7 will be final chapter of physical series

Bruins-Blues: Game 7 will be final chapter of physical series

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final will be an opportunity for the St. Louis Blues to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Boston Bruins have a chance to claim their first championship at home since 1970. Regardless of the outcome, Wednesday night’s clash (CBC, CBCSports.ca 8 p.m. ET) will be the most physical game yet in this fabulous back-and-forth series. Powered by WPeMatico

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The nation’s most prominent doctors group almost dropped its opposition to Medicare-for-all

The nation’s most prominent doctors group almost dropped its opposition to Medicare-for-all

What the American Medical Association’s surprising vote on Medicare-for-all tells us about the single-payer debate. In a striking vote at its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association’s policymaking arm nearly voted to overturn the physician group’s longstanding opposition to single-payer health care. The House of Delegates, which sets the policy priorities and positions for the nation’s best-known medical association, voted on a resolution to reverse the organization’s opposition to single-payer. The vote failed,…

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Frustrated Democrats are pushing for an impeachment inquiry — but Pelosi still isn’t on board

Frustrated Democrats are pushing for an impeachment inquiry — but Pelosi still isn’t on board

The Democratic debate over launching an impeachment inquiry continues. A group of House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is growing increasingly frustrated with the inability to hold the Trump administration accountable, or even question White House officials, so far. “I don’t think we’re anywhere near completing the work of holding [Trump] accountable,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) told Vox. Trump’s refusal to allow current and former administration officials testify in front of Congress has left Judiciary…

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