CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning gesture of good faith
the Archdiocese of Chicago seems to be rethinking its relationship with the
Gay and Lesbian Community. The Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach
Ministry (AGLO) has added its name to the sponsorship list of the "Faith
and Fairness" religious roundtable to be held July 16, 2006 at the Chicago
Gay Games VII will be coming to Chicago July 15, through July 22, 2006.
Both the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a national GLBT Rights lobbying
organization, and Gay Games VII will be sponsoring the "Faith and Fairness"
religious roundtable. When the Rainbow Sash Movement (GLBT Catholics)
contacted the AGLO to verify their sponsorship they were informed that it
was published in their News Letter the "Blaze" which is routinely monitored
by the Archdiocese.
The Rainbow Sash Movement applauds Cardinal Francis George for allowing
an official Ministry of the Archdiocese to be involved in the religious
Round Table. We are very hopeful that this gesture is the first step in the
journey of developing a better relationship with Chicago's Gay and Lesbian
SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement