In a heated meeting with the Oakland Diocese, parents at St. Joseph’s urged school leaders not to pursue repressive guidance on gender and sexuality.
With rumors of a new potentially restrictive policy on addressing queer and trans students at school, students are feeling concern and stress ahead of the upcoming school year.
Harmful new policies are targeting LGBTQ+ students across the country. Students, parents, and staff at St. Joseph’s and other local Catholic schools fear they could be next.
The Diocese, which oversees Catholic churches and institutions in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, faces hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy.