World Youth Day is this July 23-28 — and six Equally Blessed pilgrims are preparing for their journey to Rio de Janeiro, where they plan to be LGBTQ-positive presences at the large gathering of Catholic youth. Here on the 20/30 blog, we’re introducing you to these brave young adults. Next up, Jen Guterman:
Jennifer Guterman, Call To Action member
I feel called because I am a Catholic, an ally, and a human being. As a Catholic, I want to make a life-changing pilgrimage that embraces true equality and justice. As an ally, I want to witness against teachings that exclude so many and demean us all. As a human being, I want to honor our interconnectedness and participate in a more loving and complete vision of church.