Denver Newsroom, Jun 2, 2021 / 17:01 pm
The month of June is understood in the secular community as Pride Month. Eden Invitation, a movement for young adult Catholics experiencing same-sex desires and gender discordance, offers something different in their month-long initiative Inheritance.
“We genuinely care about what our members are experiencing, so when the world is overtly celebrating Pride Month, it’s going to affect you in a variety of ways,” said Anna Carter, co-founder of Eden Invitation. “We always try to do something during Pride Month—not so much to celebrate all the things that the culture is saying—but to say, ‘Hey, this is going on, and it’s affecting people.’”
This month, Eden Invitation will provide opportunities to dialogue about faith and sexuality in weekly discussion groups. The topic of this year’s series is “Inheritance”, which focuses on their inheritance as Catholic Christians, human beings and LGBTQ persons, according to their website.
“If you look at the secular space, there is a lot of creativity, there’s a lot of energy and there is a multiplicity of secular apostolates—different organizations that have different tones and emphasize different things,” said Carter. “It can be hard for people who experience this to know what the future is going to hold, which is part of the reason why the secular space is so enticing.”