Pope Francis Backs Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

The Catholic News Agency reports: In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God(…)

Sebastopol Senior Center Forms 2 Groups for LGBTQ Seniors

Women Who Love Women  &  Men Who Love Men I am very excited to announce these two online groups starting this week! Please read the descriptions below.  Come and feel the connection, and take this time to nurture yourself.  I will be a participating helper for John with the Men’s group.  These are for seniors(…)

Married Lesbian Couple Sues After Senior Community Denies Them Housing

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A St. Louis County senior community has denied housing to a married lesbian couple who have been together for nearly four decades because of the couple’s sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Mary Walsh, 72, and Bev Nance, 68, both of Shrewsbury, say the(…)

Free Advance Care Planning Workshops in April

Who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself? Live in accord with your beliefs and values. Fulfill the goals that have meaning for you. Enjoy your favorite comforts: Isn’t that how you should get to live right up to your last breath—even if a medical crisis means that you are unable to(…)