For any fans of Pope Francis out there, yes, I know he has said some sensible things about human-driven climate change, etc,, but he and his church take a very hard-line position of being opposed to the well-being of transgender people.
Despite a steadily growing body of evidence that our brains come wired in ways that look a lot more like the brains of the gender we know ourselves to be behind our eyes than the gender we got stuck with at birth and that transition makes it possible for us to live much happier lives, he and his friends are fighting tooth and nail against even modest efforts to let us live as ourselves. Since they explicitly deny the possibility that one can be “born in the wrong body” they deny that we even exist.
I know a trans woman from a Catholic family some of whose members work for the diocese. Her relatives have been instructed that even such accommodations as being polite and sensitive to her feelings–being misgendered hurts deeply in ways I cannot explain to my cisgender friends–by addressing her by her preferred name or using feminine pronouns are serious sins.
This is from a church that never got around to excommunicating Adolph Hitler and generations later still won’t let outside historians see the massive documentation it has behind lock and key on its dealings with him and his regime. I suppose what Hitler did weren’t serious sins such as being kind to a transgender person.