Growing up gay and Catholic is rarely an easy combination, and a new short film is hoping to highlight some of the hardships LGBT Catholics have to face.
Filmmaker Michael Tomae created Owning Our Faith, a short film that shares the stories and struggles that LGBT Catholics go through as they try to navigate the opposing worlds of their religion and their sexuality.
The film’s website says, “We want to inspire change that will strengthen families, encourage acceptance of LGBT people, foster an inclusive community, and promote an open and accepting dialogue among Catholics across the world. Most of all, we want everyone to know they are loved and not alone.”
Check out the short film below to hear the brave and touching stories.