LGBTQ+ History Month is a time to honour and acknowledge the historical contributions and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.

For us, it is an opportunity to reflect on the Church’s teachings on love, dignity and respect for all individuals. We can emphasise the importance of treating every person with compassion and understanding.

It is a time for us to engage in thoughtful dialogue, fostering an environment where all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feel welcomed and valued.

This month invites us to reflect on how they can contribute to a more inclusive and loving society while remaining rooted in the teachings of the Church. It is a call to recognise the shared humanity that unites all people, fostering a spirit of empathy and unity within the diverse tapestry of God’s creation.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8