Gay and Catholic - Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith

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  • Written by an openly lesbian and celibate writer
  • Her journey from atheism to faithful Catholicism
  • How to accept your sexuality and live as a faithful Catholic
  • How gay Catholics can pour their love into friendship, community, and service
  • A faithful perspective on a difficult social issue 

First Place Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award in the Gender Issues Category

In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching.  

Eve Tushnet was among the unlikeliest of converts. Raised in a secular family, Tushnet was a typical Yale undergraduate until the day she went out to poke fun at a gathering of philosophical debaters, many of whom also were Catholic. Instead of enjoying mocking what she termed the “zoo animals,” she found herself engaged in intellectual conversation with them and, in a move that surprised even her, she soon converted to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet searched for a third way in the seeming two-option system available to gay Catholics: reject Church teaching on homosexuality or reject the truth of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith is the fruit of Tushnet’s searching: what she learned in studying Christian history and theology and her articulation of how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.

  • Author: Eve Tushnet
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Paperback

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