Time will tell if Pope Francis addresses the plight of LGBT Catholics at the World Meeting of Families this Saturday in Philadelphia, but GLAAD is hoping to jump-start the conversation with a series of video portraits as part of its #TellThePope campaign.
From the advocacy organization’s website:
Each video includes personal memories of growing up Catholic for the featured subjects, and the impact it has on their lives today. All of them speak of the hope that they feel with Pope Francis, and the desire they have to be included and welcomed into the life of the Roman Catholic Church.
Featured Catholics in the video series include GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis and Nicholas Coppola, a New York gay man stripped of his involvement with his local Roman Catholic parish after church leaders learned of his marriage to another man.
Check out the video series below and visit the #TellThePope campaign Tumblr here.