LGBT students at the Catholic University of America (CUA), one of my alma maters, continue to struggle for even simple recognition of their organized group to foster greater awareness and understanding on campus. This brief film documents that struggle of CUAllies, the unofficial “gay-straight alliance.” We should all be proud of efforts like this — efforts in which young Catholic Christians stand in respectful opposition to institutional practices that fall short of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
At about 5 minutes in can be seen several members from Dignity/Washington (including me) who joined in a prayerful vigil last spring in support of these efforts.
A really powerful film depicting good people taking the proper steps in pursueing justice. The students’ peaceful strategey deserves a positive answer. Have they heard anything from CU?