The U.S. delivers the most watched stories in the world. It makes a huge impact when an audience can see themselves as part of the adventure. LGBT people should be able to see themselves in those universal stories that resonate with everyone, anywhere in the world, no matter their cultural background.
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The many peoples in Latin America and the United states both in and outside the Catholic sphere are taking the opportunity of the Papal visit to the region to manifest their truths challenging the Vatican's policies and calling upon their current highest representative to clarify his actions and beliefs with respect to their communities.
Around 60% of Catholics in America support marriage equality. Unfortunately, the Church hierarchy does not reflect churchgoers' attitudes. GLAAD and DignityUSA called on Pope Francis to join them in closing that gap.
This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires went to the historic Stonewall Inn to capture people's first reactions in the first twenty minutes after marriage equality became legal.