Coming Home to Catholicism and to Self

All across the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people are having important conversations about the role of faith in our lives. Despite the Catholic Church hierarchy's anti-LGBTQ stances, Catholics of good conscious are giving hope to countless longing to hear that their Church embraces and accepts them.

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ American Catholics who hope to lead their faith communities toward a more welcoming stance, and those seeking a path back to their beloved tradition. Because Catholicism is built upon its own complex history and doctrine, these pages will offer general, overarching insights and suggestions. The hope is always to spark new ideas, new dialogue and new courage.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2015

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Catholic Church's Stance on LGBTQ Issues
HRC Foundation's Catholic Initiatives

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