The Catholic Church and the LGBT. To a lot of us, they’re not exactly the best of friends. Pro-LGBT issues, from same-sex marriage to sexual reassignment surgery, are fiercely contested by Catholics — because it is quote-unquote “unnatural.” Even just coming out as gay can be a nightmare if you’re from a Catholic family.
Is it even possible, then, to be both an out and proud member of the LGBT and a Catholic? (READ: A gay Filipino priest’s story: In God’s service)
In this episode of I’ve Got An Opinion, Rappler’s podcast on ordinary people speaking up on extraordinary issues, we speak with Mela Habijan, who is both a trans woman and a Catholic. How does she reconcile the two? Let’s find out! – Rappler.com