Yes, I know a young man in the UK right now who’s ashamed to tell his parents that he’s gay because of their Catholic faith.

He took another gay friend of his to a Catholic mixer at their university, where openly homophobic jokes were being told. His friend (who’d perhaps had one too many glasses) told them all off and stormed out.

Sadly, that doesn’t help the young Catholic gay man to stop internalizing their bullshit.

Jim

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

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