The Equal Future Campaign has today released a video to raise awareness of the damage that is done to young people and children as they grow up listening to anti-LGBT sentiments. The video is to coincide with the Catholic Church Synod on Young People in Rome. The video consists of three people recounting their personal experiences growing up.

Equal Future release new video

Raising Awareness of the damage that is done to young people and children as they grow up listening to anti-LGBT sentiments

Posted by Equal Future 2018 on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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The Campaign Director of Equal Future, Tiernan Brady said “The Catholic Youth Synod in Rome is a once-in-a-generation moment where we can all create positive change to young peoples’ lives. Whether you are Catholic or not, an LGBT person or not, the decisions that may be taken at this Synod will be felt for years to come across the world.”

“Human stories are the single most powerful way to allow others to understand that the damage is real and why it needs to be addressed. As the new video shows, our stories are more powerful than we realise and we need to tell them to those in positions of authority.” Brady continued.

“The truth is that far too many children and young people grow up thinking that if they or someone they knew turned out to be LGBT it would be bad luck or a disappointment. Most of the damage that comes from learning such attitudes happens to children and young people long before anyone knows if they are LGBT or not.” Brady continued.

The Catholic Church’s Synod on Young People in Rome runs for three weeks from the 4th to the 25th October. The Equal Future 2018 campaign has set up an online platform at where people can talk directly to their Synod delegate.

“The Synod is a critical opportunity for all of us to help influence rules and attitudes within the Catholic Church towards LGBT young people. This Synod was set up to consider the lives of children and young people across the globe and the issues and challenges that face them. It would be an incredible oversight and rebuke of young people if it does not address the damage done to children and young people by LGBT stigma.” Brady concluded.