2018-03_LT-SelfIdentify

Why I Don’t Self-Identify as…

Today, despite same-sex attractions and transgender inclinations being a part of my story, self-identifying as gay, transgender, or even straight is something I choose not to do.

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2017-09_LT-WishBornGirl

I Wished I Was Born a Girl

Retrospectively, I see how my understanding of what it meant to be a boy or a girl was anchored merely on my perception of masculinity and femininity. However, this was a moving target, completely at the whim of my imagination!

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2018-1_LT-DearSociety

Dear Society, You Don’t Define Me

In order for society to be able to define us, it had to create us. Newsflash: society did not create us.

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2017-09_LT-HopeAfterRainbow

Hope After the Rainbow

I’m a Catholic male and same-sex attractions are a part of my story. However, it has recently been written onto my heart that I might be called to marriage—with a woman.

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2016-3_LT-Friend

This is How to Talk to Your Friend Who is Gay

My advice to all you who are friends of guys or girls who have same-sex attraction is to simply love them. They need good same-gender friendship more than anything.

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2015-12_LT-LoveThyBros

Love Thy Bro

But as time has passed, I’ve found that I’m starting to look at guys less as eye-candy and more as a soul; a tabernacle for The Lord.

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2015-07_LT-17Years

Out of the Closet, Into the Confessional

The grip of sin no longer had its heavy guilt weighing down on me anymore. My heart felt so free. That Confession was also the first time I came to admit out loud to anybody that I was attracted to guys.

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2014-09_LT-LoveOthers

7 Ways To Love Our Brothers And Sisters Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

The “Catholic Church hates gay people” is a misconception floating around society I’m sure many Catholics have heard many times. I don’t know about you, but I always wonder why people believe this misconception. My guess? Many Catholic individuals don’t know how to properly express love. When the Church’s individuals fail to express love, the Church loses its identity.

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God’s Divine Design: The Church and Homosexuality

This was a talk given at the Life Teen Leadership Conference for Catholic teens to help them understand the depth and the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality.

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2013-06_LT-MarriageSupremeCourt

The Supreme Court, Marriage, and You: Understanding and Moving Forward

The Church is clear on her definition of marriage: it's a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman that must be open to the creation of new life. That's not the same definition our culture is embracing, although that's nothing new. It's not even a definition that all American Catholics embrace . . . although that's nothing new, either.

And, as of June 26th, it's not a definition supported by the Supreme Court of the United States.

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