National Coming Out Day is October 11

iStock_000017603840SmallWhat is it?  National Coming Out Day is an international event which gives lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people the opportunity to “come out” to others about their sexuality. It also provides a means of increasing the visibility of gay people.

National Coming Out Day is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of diversity and self-acceptance. In light of recent remarks from the pope and that all parishes should be places of welcome, the Precious Blood LGBT committee encourages pastors to consider incorporating some form of supportive message in next Sunday’s liturgy. Suggestions include a petition or prayer that invites us all to “come out” of whatever fears or ignorance that affects us, and for strength to embrace and celebrate the unique qualities that each of us bring to the altar.

For further resources, please contact Dave Matz, C.PP.S., Director of Precious Blood LGBT Ministry: dmatzcpps@gmail.com or lgbtministry@kcprovince.org.

2016-12-12T09:54:57+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Weekly Wine Press|