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These resources, suggested by friends and colleagues from around the world, are designed to help LGBTQ Catholics and those who minister with them.

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How can we participate in the Trinity? By inviting people on the margins into community.

Article James Martin, S.J.

We may not be able to fit the idea of the Trinity into our minds, but we can begin to participate in the Trinity’s communal love in our own world.

How a homeless, queer youth helped me find God

ArticleBook Carl Siciliano

“Making Room: Three Decades of Fighting for Beds, Belonging, and a Safe Place for LGBTQ Youth” was released May 21 by Penguin Random House.

Pope Francis defends blessings for same-sex couples, calls homosexuality “a human fact” in CBS interview

Article Ryan Di Corpo

The pope renewed his support for the global decriminalization of homosexuality, which he called “a human fact,” during an interview with “60 Minutes.”

How to respond if you hear homophobic messages in church

Article James Martin, S.J.

Remember that no matter what hateful things you may hear from a few people, you are still part of the Body of Christ.

What Catholic adults and LGBTQ youth should know about each other

Article Danielle Wiese / Kate Berry / Kristen Moorehead / Christian Deck

It is not your duty to change who you are. It is the church’s duty to pull up a comfortable chair for you because we are all created in the image and likeness of God.

Five things every Catholic parent should know if their child comes out

Article Karen Kaffenberger

Maintain the relationship with your children. Stay connected.

This Mother’s Day, let us mirror to LGBTQ people the love of Mary

Article David Palmieri

When I travel to Rome next month, I will offer a private prayer at the Pietà for Holy Mother Church and all mothers of LGBTQ children

I’m a Catholic priest. When I came out as gay, my parishioners applauded.

Article Rev. Aidan McAleenan

I saw how my announcement had actually increased the bond between the parish and myself. And it allowed us all to be more welcoming.

As a young gay Catholic, I equated sexuality with sin. Then I learned to let go.

Article Seandor Szeles

I held myself above the other boys, who were so beholden to their bodies, and somehow expected my flesh to be above the confusion of adolescence.

LGBTQ people have always been part of Indigenous cultures and Pacific Island traditions.

Article Louisa Wall

Despite historical acceptance in many cultures, sexually diverse Indigenous peoples continue to face multiple layers of discrimination and marginalization.