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Beloved Gay Teacher Fired, Refuses Bishop’s Gag as Families Mourn

Grieves his community as he offers his heart

Matthew LaBanca takes to YouTube, telling his Brooklyn Catholic Church family why he can longer be with them, a message the Church fought to silence.

I promise you this story is not boring, even though the Roman Catholic witch-hunt against gay staff has become so ordinary that people almost don’t get outraged about it anymore. Even loving Catholics who abhor their Church’s persecution of LGBTQ people often shrug their




Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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