“What do you do when the church that you love doesn’t accept who you are?It’s a question that LGBT Catholics must come to terms with at some point in their lives. Official church doctrine asks Catholics to love the sinner and hate the sin — a prospect that sounds compassionate from afar, until you realize it’s your child, your friend, your lover or yourself who is being asked to stay celibate or leave the church.In America, officials in the church have been trying their best to promote the church’s teaching on homosexuality. Catholic institutions have fired or dismissed well-respected gay teachers, administrators, musicians and volunteers who have fallen in love and married their partners.New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBT advocacy group, estimates that since 2008 over 50 people have had employment disputes with Catholic institutions due to LGBT issues. Some of those people were teachers in good standing who were fired from their schools. Others were volunteers in their local parishes who were asked to leave after realizing that celibacy, the only church-sanctioned path for LGBT people in love, was not an option for them. Others were in heterosexual relationships, and were fired simply for supporting same-sex marriage.
Source: How 6 LGBT Catholics Kept Their Faith — Despite Being Shunned By The Church