“Clipped Wings”, a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the BSA allowed gay Scouts. The film also follows Geoff McGrath, a Scoutmaster who was ejected from Scouting because of his sexuality.
Over a dozen Roman Catholic parishioners marched in yesterday's Chicago pride parade in solidarity with the Chicago chapter of DignityUSA, an independent ministry for LGBT Catholics, making a bold statement for LGBT equality amidst an environment of opposition within the Church as a whole.
With the media flocking to cover news aside from the World Cup in Brazil, news outlets and publications would do well to keep in mind the brutal situation for transgender individuals in the Roman Catholic nation.
The 75-page document is based on the results of a survey sent to over a hundred bishops' conferences around the world. The survey, which revealed the huge gap between the personal views of lay Catholics and official church teachings, reaped much hope of potentially fostering a change in Roman Catholic teachings on LGBT people. Instead, however, the document affirmed the Church's continued opposition.