An Austrian Diocese Invents Five Genders

The electronic baptismal register of the Gurk-Klagenfurt diocese in Austria lists three imaginary genders in addition to the two existing ones.

When registering a baptism, a priest can choose from five options:
- male
- female
- mixed
- diverse
- open
- not specified

The majority of priests don't even know what the imaginary genders would mean and have never heard of them before their diocese invented them. A priest who complained to the diocesan office responsible for the form was told that the office had "no influence".

Since the Second Vatican Council, the diocese of Glurk-Kagenfurt has lost over 40% of its priests and the trend is continuing.