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To our dear friends and colleagues who have shown such solidarity and support for our Press Release on our application for a booth at the exhibition hall at the World Meeting of Families.
This is an update to let you know that GNRC has in fact finally heard from Paul McCann Exhibition Co-Ordinator for WMF. Mr. McCann has confirmed that GNRC have not been successful with our application because of “uncertainties over the amount of space we will have available for exhibitions because of other logistical considerations.”
In its response to the Exhibition Organisers, GNRC stated that we hoped that their decision “had nothing to do with our work for LGBT equality.” We also stated that despite this decision we were keen to apply for a booth at the next World Meeting of Families and would continue to offer our assistance in any discussion on Catholic LGBT issues.
Some good news that we can share is that our Secretary Frank De Bernardo has succeeded in getting press credentials and so will be representing the LGBT Community at the WMF on behalf of GNRC and New Ways Ministry. We look forward to some excellent reports from Frank as well as from Marianne Duddy-Burke who is there with her rainbow family.
Thank you again for all your support.
GNRC Co Chairs Ruby Almeida and Chris Vella
July 24, 2018. GNRC PR N°11: LGBT Catholic Groups Ignored by Vatican WMoF. The GNRC is “deeply dismayed and disappointed” by the lack of response from officials overseeing the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. We ask you to endorse this Press Release on behalf of your group or as an individual so our voices may be heard by the officials of the World Meeting of Families.
July 15, 2018. GNRC Pride 2018 Album: Happy Pride to all those celebrating from March to July! Don’t forget to send us your photos, so we can add them to our Pride album! You´ll see how we, as LGBTQI Catholics, are also part of the joy and colors surround the parades.
July 2, 2018.Being a Woman, LGBT and Catholic in Latin America: In March 2018, two well-known female activists were brutally murdered: Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Maria Guadalupe Hernandez in Guanajuato (México). They both shared a strong commitment with to the dispossessed and a lesbian sexual orientation, as the two women were lesbian. In this article we want to delve into the testimony Marielle gave us with her life.
June 19, 2018. GNRC PR N°10: “The Church is evolving in our affirmation and inclusion as LGBTI individuals but our families do exist and should be included in their recognition and dignity”