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JD Vance, who has many of the same policy positions that many American Catholic conservatives hold, at a rally in Ohio in 2021. AP Photo/Jeff Dean

What is Catholic Integralism?

Catholic Integralists believe that religious values – specifically Christian ones – should guide government policies. They oppose liberalism, which they view as valuing individualism and liberty.
Gay rodeo participant Chris Tobin ices his face before competing in a drag race event at the Bighorn Rodeo in Las Vegas on Sept. 24, 2017. AP Photo/John Locher

Colorado is home to the longest-running gay rodeo in the world

This year is the 41st anniversary of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo, continuing its legacy despite anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments in the state.
At the end of her professional career, Lynn Conway was professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan. Marcin Szczepanski/University of Michigan via AP

Lynn Conway was a trans woman in tech − and underappreciated for decades after she helped launch the computing revolution

The trailblazing engineer was co-inventor of a technique for designing computer chips that laid the groundwork for the computing revolution.
Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea have risen significantly among Philadelphians age 15-24 over the past five years. Dusan Stankovic/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

Philly has highest STI rates in the country – improving sex ed in schools and access to at-home testing could lower rates

Syphilis cases have increased 30% among 15- to 24-year-olds in Philadelphia since 2019, while cases of gonorrhea are up 18%. Chlamydia cases have decreased but remain high.
People take part in the 2024 Winnipeg Pride Parade, on June 2. Many 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians are in their teens. Despite this, Pride — and the stories about it — typically centre adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Daniel Crump

10 ways to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth this Pride Month

Given the increase in anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate and hostility, queer youth need more support and allyship. Here are 10 ways to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth this Pride Month.
Books whose ideas ran afoul of official church doctrine were sometimes cast into the flames – and literature with queer themes was no stranger to scrutiny. Pedro Berruguete/Museo del Prado/Wikimedia Commons

‘Don’t Say Gay’ rules and book bans might have felt familiar in medieval Europe − but queer themes in literature survived nonetheless

Medieval writers and clerics condemned queer romance and gender-bending stories − but were often wary of even mentioning the topics.

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