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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.


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