March 27, 2013

At greater rates than older generations, young Catholics have distanced themselves from the Vatican's anti-LGBT rights stance, including electing openly gay student leaders. Nate Tisa became the first gay president of Georgetown University Student Association (GSA) on March 17. Tisa, 20, is the third openly gay man to lead student government at a Catholic college. DePaul University elected the first, Anthony Alfano, 22, in 2011; Catholic University of America junior Ryan Fecteau, 20, was the second last year.