Great story, Mike Develle! I’m going to share it on Facebook and Twitter and try to get some eyes on it, but for some reason, I can’t seem to clap for it right now. I don’t know why.

I do wish more Catholics would join you in protesting the Church’s stigmatizing and harmful policies. Being Christian isn’t supposed to be about hurting people and excluding them, but somehow the Church hierarchy has got stuck in a mode of doing that.

Thank you for being a voice for change!


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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