Several LGBT Catholics have come together to release a short film called Owning Our Faith, in which they share their stories and call for full acceptance of LGBT people in the church. Executive producer Michael Tomae says he was inspired to make the film by volunteering at a shelter for homeless youth and finding that many of them had been disowned by their Christian families for being LGBT. He then reached out to LGBT Catholics and allies to film their stories.
The makers of the film are also calling on other LGBT Catholics to make videos of their stories and post them to YouTube. They are hoping their message of acceptance will reach the Catholic hierarchy, right to the top — Pope Francis — as the church prepares for a bishops’ meeting on family issues in October. Read More