WARNING: The following article contains disgusting content.
June 10, 2020 (Sons of St. Joseph) – Several tweets were posted on the official Twitter account of Catholic Charities in San Francisco commemorating the month of June, the month of Pride. This includes a tribute to the late LGBT rights attorney Harvey Milk, a guide on how to honor “pride” at home and how to celebrate “pride in the place”. On April 14, 2020, San Francisco’s annual Pride events and parade were canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 1, 2020, San Francisco Catholic charities retweeted an article from the San Francisco lifestyle website 7X7. The article, titled Pride in Place: 50 Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco Pride, provides a list of things to do and places to visit when celebrating Pride month. These include: Wander the Leather District, which includes the SOMA (South of Market) district in San Francisco, which is the center of the leather and BDSM communities; “Eat a Cookie Dick” at the infamous Castro Street Bakery (Hot Cookie), which offers edible treats in the form of intimate body parts; and “Get Stoned Courtesy of a Lesbian-Owned Cannabis Delivery Service.”
In 2018, San Francisco Catholic charities sponsored a “Christmas Show” by the Gay Men’s Chorus.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is home to several parishes with a long history of LGBT advocacy, including the Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) in the Castro district, the Jesuit parish of St. Agnes, and the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco (USF). ) MHR is currently staffed with the pro-LGBT religious order The Missionaries of the Precious Blood. During this Lent, the community offered an LGBT version of the Stations of the Cross. The San Francisco Catholic Charities Twitter account also features a testimony from LGBT lawyer Nanette Lee Miller, who is a longtime MHR parishioner. In the past, the parish of St. Agnes and the associated Ignatian Spiritual Life Center have offered LGBTQ workshops. and USF is the home of the openly gay Jesuit Donal Godfrey; The university has also offered free “tucking and tying” lessons for free. Tucking refers to the practice of hiding the male genitals in the body to appear in the resistance; and attachment refers to securing the female breasts to appear more masculine or flatter.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Catholic Charities in San Francisco.
Published with the permission of the Sons of St. Joseph.