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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 03:03 PM

Meet Some Of The LGBT Homeless Youth The Pope Didn't Visit

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[font size=5]Meet Some Of The LGBT Homeless Youth The Pope Didn't Visit[/font]
A staggering 40% of America's homeless youth are LGBT.


JamesMichael Nichols
Deputy Gay Voices Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 09/30/2015 12:57 PM EDT | Edited: 09/30/2015 01:19 PM EDT

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Homelessness is, without a doubt, a major issue for the queer community.

Rates of homelessness among queer youth -- those under age 18 in America -- are staggering, with 40 percent of homeless youth reportedly identifying as LGBT.

Religious institutions preaching the evil nature of homosexuality can oftentimes lead to families disowning their queer children or forcing them onto the street. In an effort to bring attention to this heartbreaking reality, Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, created this video, with Mitchell Gold's vision and support, to eleveate the stories of some LGBT homeless youth who have found themselves on the streets due to extreme religious attitudes from their parents.

In fact, the Ali Forney Center took out an open letter in The New York Times in April 2014 drawing attention to the ways in which the pope and Catholic church have called same-sex attraction "intrinsically disordered," among other things, and encouraged parents to reject their queer children.

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Of course he had no problem meeting with Kim Davis and then calling her a conscientious objector...

Priorities Pope Francisco, Priorities... [/font]

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LostOne4Ever Oct 2015 OP
rug Oct 2015 #1
LostOne4Ever Oct 2015 #2
Lordquinton Oct 2015 #3
Yorktown Oct 2015 #6
Cartoonist Oct 2015 #4
Warren Stupidity Oct 2015 #5

Response to LostOne4Ever (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 03:17 PM

1. GLAAD responds to no condemnation, no word of welcome for LGBT people from Pope Francis

 

By Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South |
September 27, 2015

GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, expressed disappointment and hopefulness in Pope Francis' lack of explicit welcoming messages for the thousands of LGBT people who followed his trip to the United States.

"As someone who was raised Catholic, I'm left both disappointed and hopeful by Pope Francis' visit to the United States -- disappointed that his Holiness didn't affirm the millions of LGBT Catholics who simply want to be accepted as equal children of God, but hopeful because our families were not attacked or condemned," said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. "As support for LGBT people continues to rise among Catholics, we look forward to the day when the church so many of us grew up to love will finally embrace us back, just as we are."

Instead, the Pope uttered coded phrases about strengthening and defending the family. His words stirred debate among LGBT advocates about their meaning. While there was no explicit word of welcome, there was no explicit condemnation, or even mention of LGBT people.

http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-responds-no-condemnation-no-word-welcome-lgbt-people-pope-francis

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 03:39 PM

2. I am not so optimistic (obviously) but...

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=teal]I haven't abandoned all hope either.

If he makes one major change to the church on:[/font]

LGBTQ rights and acceptance
Women's rights
Reproductive and abortion rights
Death with Dignity

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=teal]I would let up on him. I would call him the greatest pope ever and join those praising him. But I don't mean minor gestures or words, I mean doctrine changes.

But till then...I won't back down, I won't run and hide, these are the things I can't deny, I am passing over this pope like satellite![/font]

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 04:25 PM

3. He didn't directly say anything

But did make indirect statements, like his comment about the foundations of marrige being weakened.

Oh, and he made one huge gesture on the issue as well.

So yea, until he performs a ceremony for two women, i won't be happy. Let's go for a hat trick and say a wedding between two female priests.

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 04:41 AM

6. Francis was worse than uncaring, he was outright despicable

 

Forget about all those changes that will not be forthcoming during his tenure
LGBTQ rights and acceptance
Women's rights
Reproductive and abortion rights
Death with Dignity

But his jab saying the West linking aid to social progress was 'colonialism' was disgusting.

Take Uganda: a law was proposed in essence making it OK to kill gays.

That law was supported by the Roman Catholic bishops. The law was put on hold solely because western nations mentioned it would hurt aid received.

This type of life saving influence is colonialism? And bishop murderous bigotry isn't?


Hey, Pope, here's a nice song to express respect and admiration:



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Response to LostOne4Ever (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 08:14 PM

4. Goodbye Deluded

I will no longer refer to theists as being deluded. From now on I will consider anyone who believes in imaginary beings as "disordered"

I'm sure I will have the Pope's blessing on that.

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 08:44 PM

5. Well he had a full schedule of bigots to meet

 

with first.

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