As students at a Catholic university, they often felt isolated and fearful of allowing others to know about their homosexuality. This year, the Alliance of Gays and Lesbians, which has grown to include about a dozen members, is seeking the right to meet on the Jesuit-run campus. Alliance members argue that they should have the same access to campus facilities as any other group. Without official recognition, the group cannot meet on campus, advertise in the campus newsletter or receive funding from the university. Last year I was lost and I felt away from God.
A history h as been created. Sadly, this history is unknown to many and most of the stories h ave faded along with those that have com e and gon e before us; tens of thousands of men and women from different backgro unds each possessing different temperaments, talents, and convictions. Stories of dorm curfews, student pranks, and informal street races down the main avenues can only be recreated in our m emories. It is a monum ental task to tell the complete sto ry of our univers ity. It is also an important one because of the sense of pride and understanding that we all gain from it. However, the story does not start from thi s point. T he journey begins in the year , in the heart of what we now know as Los Angeles, in a house called the Lugo House.
Tri Dinh, SJ, with past Caritas retreatants, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Christus' flagship retreat. Coito and Fr. CLC members are encouraged to have a simple, Gospel-based lifestyle, to serve the poor and to integrate contemplation and action. Christus co-founders Fr. Dinh and Jen Coito thank a group of past retreatants for being the inspiration for Christus Ministries.
LGBT culture is a culture shared by lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , questioning , and queer individuals and may also include less known identities, such as pansexual. It is sometimes referred to as queer culture indicating people who are queer , while the term gay culture may be used to mean "LGBT culture" or to refer specifically to homosexual culture. LGBT culture varies widely by geography and the identity of the participants.