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RGOD2: When in Rome ...

St. Paul’s Foundation has four delegates in Rome this week to petition the Roman Catholic Church’s support on LGBT issues, particularly around access to HIV health services in the 76 countries where it remains illegal to be LGBT.

RGOD2: Banking on the Pope and the World Bank

The leaders of two major global institutions, Pope Francis and Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, are both pressing a deeper dialogue for LGBT inclusion and support on an unimaginable scale. Can management and grass roots engagement and programs turn these symbolic gestures into reality?

RGOD2: LGBT, you are of infinite value!

Devaluing LGBT people is therefore immoral and makes no economic sense to any country seeking to flourish.

RGOD2: Is LGBT equality a development issue?

As the World Bank announces a landmark research project on the economic costs of homophobia, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle reflects on what it feels like to be on the first-ever LGBT panel at the world Bank’s Spring Civil Society meetings this week.