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M. Antonio Ortiz Siliceo
- He was born in August 1978 in Mexico City in a traditional Catholic family
- Graduated from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) with a BA in Graphic Communication Design
- Co-founder and co-chair of the Mexico Network of Rainbow Catholics (2018-2020)
- Representative of Efetá and REDCAM in the second and third GNRC Assembly (respectively)
- Advisor to the Efetá Community in Mexico City (2018-2020)
- Coordinator of the Efetá Community in Mexico City (2015-2018)
- Organizer and Responsible for the Annual Retreats of the Efetá Community (2012-2017)
- Panelist at the dialogue table during the Forum on religions in favor of equal marriage developed at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City (2016)
- Promoter of the Mass for Inclusion in the Parish of the Sagrada Familia, Mexico City (2015)
- Speaker at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) in a Homosexuality and Religion Conference (2015)
- He participated as part of the coordinating and working team for two years with the Youth Ministry Commission of the Jesuits. (2005-2007)
- He studied the Diploma in Spirituality and Youth with the Ignatian Commission on Youth Ministry (2004-2005)
- Coordinator of Youth Ministry of the First Deanery of the First Vicarage of the Archdiocese of Mexico (2002-2004)
- Coordinator and participant of parish youth groups
- Languages: Spanish – Native (written/spoken) / English – Good (written/spoken)
- Other Skills: Graphic Designing (Digital and Physical) / Digital Media (Basics).
Being able to share life experiences within the LGBTI+ community and discover in them the presence of God is what motivates me about the Pastoral Care of Diversity.
I have been blessed to be able to witness how members of the LGBTI + community have recovered their spirituality after having felt rejected, discriminated against or not deserving of God’s love.
I think that in Latin America the LGBTI + Catholic movements are not very visible, because we are in general a traditional and conservative culture, however, being able to be visible as rainbow Catholics can help give security to those people who still live “in the closet” to live your faith without being in conflict with your sexual identity and in harmony with your loved ones (friends and family).
In addition, what I have lived in recent years sharing with GNRC has been motivation to generate a similar movement at the national level and today my commitment is to be able to witness the love of God from my reality and sexual identity and to be able to generate tools that help the spiritual growth of the rainbow community.