On the opening day of the World Meeting of Families, Catholic LGBT people and their families introduced themselves to the media and the wider world. GLAAD is working with Equally Blessed, who organized the pilgrimage of the LGBT families.
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Hear what three LGBT Catholics want to #TellThePope in videos released by GLAAD.
As Pope Francis' visit to the United States quickly approaches, we've launched a campaign urging LGBT Catholi
The White House has extended an invitation for GLAAD and LGBT Catholic leaders to attend the White House reception for Pope Francis. Ross Murray, GLAAD's Director of Programs, will be representing the organization at the ceremony which will welcome Pope Francis before the Pope and President Obama meet privately.
"We strongly believe this meeting would promote great healing and reconciliation in our Church and society...The Pope can help address this crisis by meeting with LGBT Catholic families like mine and hearing our stories of perseverance, hope, and struggle. This meeting would be an incredible first step towards healing together – and towards bringing us greater justice in the U.S. and across the globe," wrote Nicholas Coppola, a Catholic gay man.
The docudrama gives first-person accounts about struggles and experiences with God, faith, identity, and the Church.
Even though the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on LGB leaders, Greg Bourke, an out gay man is being denied membership due to discrimination from the church.
LGBT Catholic advocacy group was to host conversations and panels on sexuality and gender identity during the 2015 World Meeting of Families.
"Caitlyn Jenner had a positive impact. It showed them that I wasn't the only one who was transgender. Caitlyn Jenner has allowed my family to love me."