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This is the first of future research and campaigns that GNRC will conduct to reveal and expose the threats as well as the opportunities that LGBTIQ+ Catholics and their families experience worldwide within the Catholic Church.
You can get access to the English version in PDF format of the Report in the following link.
Watch the full Live! of the Report launch – hosted by Anne Marie Martindale and Francis De Bernardo – on our Facebook and YouTube Channels. They reviewed the most remarkables conclusions of the Report as well as shared five Lay Catholic LGB Witnesses from all over the world.
GNRC is aware that there are regional or country-based surveys and studies related to general discrimination against LGBTIQ+ Catholic people but this is the first one that compiles this issue with a global perspective. “The common trends and particularities reviewed across the report notes that there are still multiple forms of Church influenced discrimination in the 21st century” , declares Anne Marie Martindale, the Report Researcher who conducted the Report for GNRC.
“This research includes important references and testimonies that give a voice and context to the wide expressions of violence and discrimination against LGB Catholics, and where the Catholic Church has an important role and influence to maintain the structures and systems that sustains them or to be part of its change,” states Francis De Bernardo – Director of New Ways Ministry.