“I began to write various Bishops telling them my story. I did not demand anything. I simply told the story of my life as a gay man and the pain I felt at the Church’s discrimination.…Surprisingly, their responses to me indicated that they recognized the pain I went through to become integrated as a gay Catholic and some even admitted that they knew that the teachings of the official Church seemed harsh, even while they wanted to be pastoral.”

— Joe Gentilini
Dignity/Columbus (OH)

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