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by Fr. James Martin, S.J.
by Kate Childs Graham
by the National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN)
Loving God, you made me who I am.
But when people make fun of me,
Be with me when people make fun of me,
And God, help me remember that Jesus loves me.
And when I am feeling lonely,
One more thing, God:
If you're considering suicide, call 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) right now. There are people standing by ready to talk to you.
It does get better. I once thought that in order to live my life as an openly gay person, I would have to give up my faith. Now I know that I can be both proudly gay and devoutly Catholic. For every person in the church who says that being gay is wrong or LGBT rights aren't rights at all, know that there are many more Catholics who will love and support you for who you are... Read more
Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them.
Resources for Catholic Youth
8th Day Center for Justice
Michael A. Jones
Earlier this year, a high school student in Minnesota penned a heartfelt and deeply moving missive, "Life as a Gay Teen," in his Catholic school's newspaper. In the piece, Simonsen confronted the homophobic work of many bishops in Minnesota, who actually spent nearly a million dollars this year sending out a DVD to Catholic families blasting same-sex couples. Simonsen, talking about the reality of being gay in a Catholic community, noted that homophobic messages like this directly lead to LGBT youth feeling immoral, wrong, or out of place in society... Read more