“Listening Parents” are Catholic parents of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender daughter or son who have graciously volunteered to listen to and share their personal experience with other parents. While the Listening Parents do not act as representatives of Fortunate Families, we know them as loving parents. If you contact a Listening Parent by e-mail, please be sure to put “Listening Parents” or “Fortunate Families” on the subject line, as unidentified e-mails may be discarded as junk mail. We welcome any feedback you care to provide on your experience of contacting a Listening Parent.
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CA/ Dublin (Oakland)
94568 Mother of lesbian daughter McNamara, Valerie firstname.lastname@example.org PFLAG: Women in God’s Spirit; Retired Marriage/Family Therapist CA/Burbank (Los Angeles ) 91505 Mother of gay sons (2) Cisneros, Armida 818-848-3172; email@example.com; Founded and head a parish support group for Catholic parents of LGBT children; facility in Spanish. CA/Diamond Bar (Los Angeles) 91765 Mother of gay son Naughton, Jenny firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-896-8362. Involved in Always Our Children a parish-based support group for parents of gay and lesbian Catholics. CA/Diamond Bar (Los Angeles) 91765 Parents of gay son Plascencia, Javier and Martha email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; 909-860-5950. Members of Always Our Children for past 5 years. Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Education Committee of same. Translators of all material pertinent to presentations related to LGBT issues from a Catholic perspective. We are both bi lingual English/Spanish. CA/Fullerton (Orange) 92831 Mother of gay son Hand, Doris email@example.com or 714-871-4815. Member of Koinonia, diocesan ministry to the Catholic gay community. Member of PFLAG Speakers Bureau. Wrote What keeps you in the Church? CA/Los Angeles (Los Angeles) 90022 Mother of lesbian daughters (2) Manriquez, Rosa, IHM imfromdriftwood.com/rosa_manriquez/ or 323-369-4355 Speaker with GLIDE (Gays and Lesbians Initiating a Dialogue for Equality); Hablo espanol; Active lector in my parish; In the past, I have been a catechist, Parish Council member and Eucharistic minister; Member of the Immaculate Heart Community, candidate in discernment with RCWP; on the board of Call to Action; I am an activist for the LGBTQ community. One of my daughters was married during the time that same-sex marriage was legal in California. I have a granddaughter with two mommies. The father of my daughters was gay. I believe in the unconditional love Jesus taught us in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. CA/Moreno Valley (San Bernardino) 92553 Mother of gay son Madrid, Bette firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-653-9713. Masters in marriage and family therapy. Member of Bishop's Commission on Ministry to Families of Gay and Lesbian Catholics, and facilitator of parents support group. CA/Palo Alto (San Jose) 94303 Mother of lesbian daughter Idzik, Ann email@example.com of 650-493-7350. Retired educator. CA/Pleasanton (Oakland) 94566 Father of lesbian daughter Harmuth, Michael firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-426-8848. Fortunate Families board member. Former President and office director of Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry (CALGM). Diocesan ministry and PFLAG experience. CA/Rocklin (Sacramento) 95677 Mother of gay son Kolb, Susan email@example.com or 916-425-0013. Active in PFLAG. Wrote My many blessings CA/Sacramento (Sacramento) 95816 Mother of lesbian daughters (2) Skonieczny, Kay firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-443-8084 x111. Has two lesbian daughters. Retired parish pastoral minister. Wrote Grace and gratitude abound where love and forgiveness live. CA/San Francisco (San Francisco) 94112 Father of gay son Cahill, Brian Bcahill3357@gmail.com or 415-608-6815; Social worker; retired executive director of San Francisco Catholic Charities CA/San Jose (San Jose) 95122 Parents of gay son Johnson, Helen & Ted email@example.com or 408-210-5518 (Ted) or 408-258-8416 (Helen). Involved in diocesan ministry. PFLAG experience. Helen has HIV/AIDS caregiver experience CA/Santa Barbara (Los Angeles) 93105 Parents of lesbian daughter Schneider. Joe & Kathie firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-687-4338. Leaders of support group for Catholic parents of LGBT persons Canada/BC/Vancouver (Vancouver) V3M 1X5 Mother of gay son Murray, Marnie email@example.com or 604-525-5123. Teacher Canada/ON/Ajax (Toronto) L1T 3K5 Parents of gay son & lesbian daughter Hyland, Mike & Mary firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-686-7106. Mike is parish RCIA coordinator. Mary is step-mother. Canada/ON/Camlachie (London) N0N 1E0 Parent of a gay son Payne, Gerry 519-869-4331. Part of parish discussion group. Canada/ON/Kitchener (Hamilton) N2B 3H1 Parents of gay son Beck, Nick & Sylvia email@example.com or 519-576-6837. Experienced with temporary care and shelter for homeless gay and lesbian youth. Speak Hungarian. Canada/ON/Sarnia (London) N7T 7H6 Parents of gay son Nichols, Marianne and David firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-869-4024 or Skype (marianne.nichols). Only reachable by email until after August 2. 2010. Teacher. PFLAG experience. email@example.com 519-869-4024 Retired high school teacher; member of Sarnia/Port Huron PFLAG. CO/Castle Rock (Colorado Springs) 80108 Parents of gay son Conneen, Drew and Kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-683-1718 Originated a parish support group for families of GBLT; we meet monthly; PFLAG experience as members and parade participants; actively have sought dialogue with Denver archdiocese, most recently by trying to encourage outreach to teens struggling with sexual identity. CO/Lakewood (Denver) 80232 Mother of transgender m>f daughter Gallagher, Eleanor email@example.com or 303-986-7510 CT/Middlebury (Hartford) 06762 Mother of lesbian daughter Levine, Marian firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-571-8362. Former teacher, hospice volunteer, PFLAG experience. CT/Milford (Hartford) 06460 Mother of gay son Mohring, Mary-Ellen email@example.com or 203-874-7365. Involved in local PFLAG chapters. Wrote: A Father's Day Gift for a Mother. FL/Ft. Myers (Venice) 33912 Mother of gay son Mattras, Paula firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-561-5720 (email checked when traveling). Facilitation experience with parish support group for families of LGBT persons. PFLAG experience. Speaks Czech. FL/Miami (Miami) 33015 Mother of gay son del Cristo, Rebeca email@example.com or 305-829-9019 (h) or 305-318-2022 (cell). Spanish-speaking. Teacher and Gay-Straight-Alliance club sponsor. PFLAG experience. Spiritual companion. FL/Palm Coast (St. Augustine) 32137 Parents of gay son Jacobs, Karyn & Jim firstname.lastname@example.org (Karyn) or email@example.com (Jim) or 386-503-1710 (Karyn) or 386-793-7595 (Jim). 12-step support group experience. GA/Lilburn (Atlanta) 30047 Mother of gay son Farrell, Kathy firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-564-0532. Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Seminary. Listed in "Friends for the Journey: Spiritual Directors of Middle and North Georgia." HI/Honolulu (Honolulu) 96186 Mother of gay son Roth, Susie email@example.com or 808-735-1631. Has presented educational sessions on sexual orientation to school faculties, students, and parishes. Advocated at state capitol. IA/Davenport (Davenport) 52807 Mother of lesbian daughter & gay son Willaert, Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-359-6133. Masters in Pastoral Studies with an integrated project/thesis on Homosexuality and Catholic Church Teaching. Spiritual Director. IA/Des Moines (Des Moines) 50315 Parents of gay son Mc Coy, Mary Ann & Bill email@example.com or 512-288-2605. Mary Ann is former director of religious education. ID/Boise (Boise) 83702 Parents of gay son Curtis, Don & Susan firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-344-3434. Both retired and active in Human Rights organizations. Susan is an RN. Volunteer parish ministers. ID/Boise (Boise) 83706 Mother of lesbian daughter & gay son Austin-Calkins, Genie email@example.com or 208-331-7941. IL/ Chicago (Chicago) 60645 Mother of gay son Ellis, Georgie Gbe62@yahoo.com or 773-338-4342 Founding member of parish Gay and Lesbian Family and Friends Ministry (GLFF); speaks to groups about my personal journey of recognition and acceptance of my son's orientation as a gay man. IL/Chicago (Chicago) 60626 Parents of lesbian daughter Bowers, Mary Jo & Norm firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-274-1981. Parish ministers. Mary Jo is a social worker. Norm is a psychologist. IL/Clarendon Hills (Joliet) 60514 Parents of gay son Frett, Dan & Jackie D_frett@hotmail.com or or 630-920-1444. PFLAG and parish ministry experience. Jackie wrote: Let Me Sow Love; Always Our Children: Accepting God's Plan and the Church's Ministry; Finding our place; Always Our Children: Bulletin insert from Notre Dame Parish; This won't happen again!; Remarkable people, powerful stories IL/DeKalb (Rockford ) 60115 Parents of lesbian daughter Judkins, Dean and Lori Juds4050783@hotmail.com 815-981-5901
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IL/Harvard (Rockford) 60033 Parents of lesbian daughter Marian, Barbara & Powers, Jerry email@example.com or 815-943-5504. Active in PFLAG. IL/McHenry (Rockford) 60050 Mother of gay son Weaver, Toni firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-385-9068. MA in theology. PFLAG leader experience. Wrote: Dear (Boulder) Pastor IN/Evansville (Evansville) 47720 Parents of transgender m>f daughter Covington, Bob and Lisa 812-303-8865, mailto:email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa holds degrees in Pastoral Leadership and Theology; 11 years parish ministry experience; helps coordinate Rainbow Catholics in Christ; involved in PFLAG. Both Bob and Lisa have been involved with the TSA Holiday Project for a number of years and support the TSA Youth Group IN/South Bend (Ft. Wayne-South Bend) 46637 Parents of gay son Mascotte, Hank & Nancy email@example.com or 574-277-2684. Hank has a lesbian sister. Nancy was a therapist at Saint Mary's College and Notre Dame, and Hank was a Catholic priest. Both facilitate the local PFLAG chapter and are members of the Marianist GLBT outreach team. IN/South Bend (Ft. Wayne-South Bend) 46614 Parents of gay son & lesbian daughter Garascia, Beth & Tony firstname.lastname@example.org (Tony) or email@example.com(Beth) or 574-287-0904. Tony worked for the RC Church in different capacities for 29 years and is now a counselor. Beth is chair of a GLBT issue team for the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative. Both have PFLAG experience. Beth wrote: Pain and possibility: Being a Catholic parent of gay and lesbian children; A place at the Marianist table 2010 Kentucky/Edgewood
41017 Parents of gay son. Kathy & Ed both have a gay son from a prior marriage so each also has a step son who is gay. Buechel, Kathy and Ed Kathy: firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 859-468-2960
Ed: email@example.com cell: 859-653-9291
Host a support group for parents of LGBT children. This group grew out of a diocesan support group, but is not affiliated with the diocese.
MA/Arlington, (Boston) 02476 Mother of gay son Kean, Patty firstname.lastname@example.org Educational therapist working with students in higher education. Wrote An insight into the Blessed Mother MA/Needham (Boston) 02492 Parents of gay son Geishecker, Brenda & Jack email@example.com or 781-444-4884. Wrote 2008 open letter to U.S. bishops (and collected other signatures) protesting USCCB and K of C financial support for California Proposition 8. MA/Quincy (Boston) 02169 Parents of transgender f>m son Garber, Marcia firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-472-5189. Marcia is RN. Dignity Boston member, with PFLAG experience. involved in trans-activism. MA/W. Springfield (Springfield) 01089 Parents of gay son Franczyk, Ann & Chet email@example.com (Ann) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Chet). 413-736-6803. Co-founders of Always Our Children in W. Springfield, MA. Ann is a nurse practitioner and was a Board member of Fortunate Families. Chet is a pediatrician. They wrote: Always Our Children - Hope amongst the mixed messages.. Ann wrote: Educating Educators MA/Westborough (Worcester) 01581 Mother of lesbian daughter McCann, Suzanne 508-366-8727 or email@example.com (checks weekly). MA/Westborough (Worcester) 01581 Mother of lesbian daughter Malone, Sue firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-366-2050 or 508-330-4558 (cell) MD/Annapolis (Baltimore) 21401 Mother of gay son Pluecker, Claire email@example.com or 410-295-2900 or 240-606-8549 (cell). Has experience with Catholic LGBT and parents ministry groups. MD/Cambridge (Wilmington) 21613 Parents of gay son Nugent, Jenny & Pat firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-228-8382. Both active with parish social justice committee, parish council and RCIA. Wrote: Dear Bishop Malooly Made video: The Nugent's Story MD/Gaithersburg (Washington) 20878 Parents of gay son Brady, Robert & Sharon email@example.com or 301-840-9496. Active in parish-based Catholic Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Persons: Opportunity Knocks. Bob has an MA in spirituality and pastoral care, and is a Stephen Ministry leader. MD/Glen Arm (Baltimore) 21057 Mother of gay son Durkin, Erma firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-592-8453. Many years in Catholic religious education. Active in parish ministry and PFLAG. MD/Lutherville (Baltimore) 21093 Mother of gay son Hillis, Susan email@example.com or 410-252-3484. PFLAG experience. MI/Beverly Hills (Detroit) 48025 Parents of lesbian daughter Black, Jerry & Mary firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-644-4479. Members of Always Our Children - Detroit, a panel of parents and LGBT children that tell their stories in churches. Active in PFLAG. Mary wrote A Letter From Meg and narrated "Knowing Makes the Difference" (an audio file - temporarily unavailble). MI/Detroit (Detroit) 48223 Mother of lesbian daughter & gay son Anderson, Artemae email@example.com or 313-836-2389. Commissioned spiritual director. MI/Farmington Hills (Detroit) 48331 Parents of gay sons (2) Nelson, Linda Karle & Tom firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom); email@example.com (Linda) 248-489-1505. Linda is President, Fortunate Families and Tom is a board member. Members of Always Our Children, a panel of parents and LGBT children that tell their stories in churches. Involved in PFLAG. Tom wrote: God gave me a gay son for Notre Dame Magazine; Stories make a difference: An activist is born; An activist?; "Letter from a father of a gay son", and narrated "Father Knows Best-Eventually" (audio file - temporarily unavailable). MI/Gaylord (Gaylord) 49735 Mother of gay son Cotant, Jan firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-546-3421 or 989-858-1267 (cell). MI/Orchard Lake (Detroit) 48323 Parents of gay son Byrd, Thomas & Teresa email@example.com or 248-681-9311. Thomas is an MD. Teresa is an advanced practice nurse. MI/Royal Oak (Detroit ) 48073 Mother of lesbian daughter Elwart, Chris firstname.lastname@example.org 248-398-2247; PFLAG experience; psychotherapist MI/West Bloomfield (Detroit) 48323 Mother of lesbian daughter Le Brun, Pauline email@example.com 248-682-0836 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- RN retired; also have a gay brother; practicing Catholic, participated in support group for parents of LGBT kids; lesbian daughter now Jewish who is legally married and happily expecting her first child; have educated myself on the civil rights of gay citizens. MN/Bloomington (St. Paul/Minneapolis) 55431 Father of gay son Burg, Ed firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-881-6170. Stephen Minister trained. Member, Catholic Pastoral Committee for Sexual Minorities in St. Paul MN. MN/Clearwater (St. Cloud) 55320 Mother of gay son Ohmann, Myrna Fairhaven320@gmail.com or 320-223-1008 (cell). Fortunate Families board member. Wrote Minneapolis Vigil MN/Minneapolis (St. Paul.Minneapolis) 55413-2274 Parents of gay sons (2) Larkey, John & Loretta email@example.com or Phones - John: 920-265-0646; Loretta: 920-819-1179 Have two gay sons. Members of St. Norbert College worshipping community. Loretta is a trained social worker and works as a psychotherapist. MO/Kansas City (Kansas City) 64113 Mother of gay son McGannon, Jessica firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-523-8404 or 913-461-4541 (cell). MO/St Louis (St Louis) 63110 Mother of Queer Daughter Rauch, Gerry email@example.com 314-664-5770
RN; Massage Therapist; I am part of a welcoming parish that strives to include all families. Parishes are not islands and we have struggled with the church's teachings on homosexuality and our own community's lived experiences and acceptance. I strive to be welcoming to all families, especially those who might feel marginalized. On a personal note, my cousin died of AIDS very early in 1986, so this began a journey for our family and helped to foster some dialogue amongst family members.
NC/Charlotte (Charlotte) 28277 Parents of gay son Martel, Ed & Cathy firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-542-6525. PFLAG experience. Diocesan ministry experience. NC/Raleigh (Raleigh) 27613 Mother of lesbian daughter Whitehouse, Gladys email@example.com Involved with parish-based support group. Spiritual Director, Shalem Institute. NC/Raleigh (Raleigh) 27615 Father of gay son Pietrus, Joe firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-609-8425. Co-founder and former coordinator of Always Our Children support group, Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington DC. NE/Omaha (Omaha) 68130 Father of gay son Furlong, Jerry email@example.com 402-895-6386. Fortunate Families board member. Member of local area ministry, "Caring Catholic Families" and parish ministry. Created Let's Talk About Homosexuality - educational series. Wrote GLAAD series suggests ways to more effectively discuss issues of LGBT justice with undecided Americans; Catholic LGBT ministries address a particular need - often with the involvement of PFLAG people; Fortunate Families co-sponsors ad decrying action against children of lesbian couple Nicaragua/Managua (Managua) Hippos Parents of lesbian daughter Walsh, Tom & Duarte, Julia firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or +505 8432 6952. Tom is bilingual in English and Spanish; Julia prefers Spanish. Both experienced in parish LGBT ministry. NJ/Pequannock (Paterson) 07440 Parents of gay son Restaino, Carmen & Cheryl firstname.lastname@example.org (Carmen) or email@example.com (Cheryl) or 973-633-6720. Carmen is a Roman Catholic permanent deacon. Cheryl is a retired teacher, and is active in PFLAG with experience in leading beginner's meetings. Cheryl wrote Being a Listening Parent NY/Brooklyn (Brooklyn) 11238 Mother of lesbian daughter Palms. Rosemary Grebin firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-638-7365. Involved in parish LGBT ministry. Wrote: A ministry grows in Brooklyn NY/Floral Park (Brooklyn) 11004 Parents of gay son Butvick, Bill & Kathryn email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-528-7165 (Bill) or 917-568-8687 (Kathryn). Kathryn is an RN with Ph.D. in Psychology. NY/Rochester (Rochester) 14623 Father of transgender m>f daughter Pickett, Bill email@example.com 585-442-3866. Advisor to Fortunate Families and webmaster. Wrote: A Parent's Perspective: Transsexual Identity and Wholeness NY/Rochester (Rochester) 14616 Mother of lesbian daughters (2) Newman, Shirley Drnqball@aol.com or 585-425-9347. Mother of 2 lesbian daughters. Stephen minister and teaching assistant experience. Wrote Speaking up NY/Rochester (Rochester) 14620 Parents of gay son Lopata, Casey & Mary Ellen firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-698-6100. Co-founders and board members of Fortunate Families. Casey has MDiv. Mary Ellen has MS in Liberal Arts with focus on homosexuality and the family. Together wrote Dear Pope... ; Suggestions for Addressing Gay and Lesbian Related Legislation.. Casey wrote: Can my son be Gay and Catholic?; Moral Values; Not Master Builders; and The sin of heterosexism?. Mary Ellen wrote God's Love Revealed: reflections on being a Catholic Mother NY/Troy (Albany) 12180 Mother of gay son de Seve, Geri email@example.com or 518-272-4637 or 518-421-4723 (cell). NY/Weedsport (Rochester) 13166 Parents of gay sons (2) Cichello, Eileen & Sam firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-834-9725. Have 2 gay sons. OH/Brecksville (Cleveland) 44141 Mother of gay son Buccini, Marianne email@example.com or 440-759-8524. MSW. Community college counselor and LGBT Safe Zone trainer. PFLAG experience. OH/Columbus (Columbus) 43085 Mother of gay son Barkhurst, Kathy Media32@hotmail.com or 614-736-1256 (cell). Teacher and Newman community experience. OH/Euclid (Cleveland) 44143 Mother of lesbian daughter Buchanan, Joyce Bucjoy@gmail.com or 216-486-2176. Member of diocesan Gay and Lesbian Family Ministry Council, and speaker. Facilitator of parish parent support group. OH/Gates Mills (Cleveland) 44040 Parents of lesbian daughter Hoenigman, Ann & Ed firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-449-1848. Active in parish-based parent support group. Ann wrote Parents of homosexuals speak in Catholic Schools in Cleveland Diocese. Ed wrote Emmaus Retreat presentation Ohio/Cincinnati (Cincinnati ) 45247 Parents of lesbian daughter Dirr, Mike and Betty email@example.com or 513-385-3954 Participate in local parish support group for parents of LGBT children. OR/Mt. Angel (Portland) 97362 Parents of lesbian daughters (2) (twins) Balog, Florence & Steve firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-845-7850. Co-founders of Welcoming the Whole Family in St. Andrew's Parish, Portland, OR. Florence wrote My Twin Lesbian Daughters. Also founded and facilitated a parents support group in the archdiocese. Steve wrote: The Light Has Been Passed ; A Story of Trust; A Reality Check; Assumptions; Being Called Out , Again; and A bruised reed he will not break...(Isaiah 42:3). PA/Wynnewood (Philadelphia) 19096 Mother of gay son Cassidy, Susanne mailto:email@example.com or 610-649-0698. PFLAG experience. TN/Memphis (Memphis) 38104 Parents of gay son Word, Deb & Steve firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-274-4039. Deb is a Fortunate Families board member. Part of the parent support team in diocesan ministry with gay and lesbian persons. Deb wrote: Parent's Journey; A Place at the Table; Offended by homily? Write!; Welcome to the (potluck) banquet; Dusty feet disciples; and Dear Bishop. Deb also writes a blog: This Catholic Mom . Article in NCR: Wife and Husband open their home to LGBT youth TX/ Cypress (Galveston/Houston) 77429 Father of gay son Pickard, Richard email@example.com or 281-225-6858 Bachelor of Business Administration; President Hearts for Peace for 10 yrs. Hearts for Peace held monthly masses at different parishes in G/H diocese with confession, rosary, and a speaker to pray for peace. TX/Colleyville (Ft. Worth) 76034 Mother of gay son Rose, Dorene Drose1415@msn.com or 817-329-7370. Member of Ft. Worth Diocese task force for ministry with GLBT community. TX/McAllen (Brownsville) 78504 Parents of gay son Saavedra, David and Dora E. firstname.lastname@example.org; 956-345-5444 or email@example.com; 956-454-5501 David: Marriage and Family Therapist (bilingual English/Spanish) Dora: Communication Professor; fairly fluent in Spanish although predominant English speaker. Dora has 18 years working with youth ministry. Both active in a variety of social justice issues. TX/Melissa (Dallas) 75454 Parents of gay son Dalke, Rich & Terri firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-837-2334. Leaders in "Outstretched Hands" -- parish-based group that supports GLBT Catholics and parents of GLBT persons, and provides education to the parish. Wrote: Blessings !!! UT/Salt Lake City (Salt Lake) 84121 Mother of gay son Abele, Joan email@example.com or 801-943-8111. Medical doctor. PFLAG experience. Wrote Story of a Listening Parent VA/Haymarket (Arlington) 20169 Father of gay son Kehoe, Tom firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-753-2906. Co-founder of Catholic support group for GLBT persons and their families. VA/Reston (Arlington) 20190 Parents of gay son Comiskey, Nancy and Bob email@example.com or 571-643-0043 Participated in a support group for Catholic LGBT parents. VA/Richmond/Henrico (Richmond) 23228 Mother of gay son Lowenhagen, Veronica firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-241-8695. Parish work experience and volunteer experience with parish youth. VT /Belmont (Burlington) 05730 Mother of bisexual daughter DeVine, Carol email@example.com or 802-259-2562 Retired Head of School for an independent elementary school in NYC. Member of the LGBT and Straight Ministry of St. Augustine's Church. WA/ Mercer Island (Seattle) 98040 Mother of lesbian daughter Connolly,Ann firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 232-4143I am a practicing Catholic and am active in a parish in Bellevue, WA. WA/Kirkland (Seattle) 98034 Mother of gay son Cass, Marilyn email@example.com or 425-820-7466. PFLAG and Catholic parent support group experience. WI/Chetek (Superior) 54728 Parents of lesbian daughter Smith, Jim & Mary Jean Jim: firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-458-2224 or 715-642-3786 (cell). MA in pastoral ministry. Certified spiritual director. Extensive experience in parish and retreat house ministry, and as parish pastoral associate and pastoral administrator.
Mary: email@example.com or 715-458-2224 or 715-642-3787 (cell). Nursing background. MA in pastoral ministry. Certificate in CPE (chaplain). Extensive experience in parish and retreat house ministry. Parish pastoral associate experience. Wrote Letters can make a difference
WI/Hartford (Milwaukee) 53027 Parents of gay son Weber, Carol & Fred firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-670-0448. Members of Gay and Straight in Christ a parish-based support group. Wrote Acceptance of a gay son WI/Madison (Madison) 53705 Father of transgender f>m son Subkoviak, Mike email@example.com or 608-833-4249. Retired educational psychology professor. WI/Madison (Madison) 53705 Mother of Bisexual daughter Thomas, Chris firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-231-3086. Facilitated the organization of a parish parent support group. Wrote For thousands of years WI/Tomah (LaCrosse) 54660 Mother of gay son Erickson, Rita email@example.com or 608-374-2745 or 608-387-0714 (cell). WI/Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) 53213 Father of lesbian daughter Staudenmaier, Bill 414-453-8561 or 414-227-1216 between 9 and 2. No email. Wrote "Dear Cardinal George" WY/Worland 82401 Father of lesbian daughter McDonough, Robert firstname.lastname@example.org or: (307)347-3152 Co-founder of group working with LGBT community and parents to make parish more welcoming.