LGBT Catholics Hold Prayer Vigil in Springfield to Promote Tolerance

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On Monday, members of Springfield's LGBT community gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.  LGBT Catholics, and their supporters, held a prayer vigil.  It's part of a national effort to gain more acceptance from the Catholic Church as leaders convene in Rome to discuss issues of importance.  LGBT catholic leaders say the movement reflects the pope's evolving attitude toward same-sex relationships.

"We want to call attention to the fact that we're here and we're not going anywhere and we do identify, I for example, identify as a gay Catholic and those two parts of my identity can't be taken away," said Springfield resident, John Freml.

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest advocacy group for Gay Rights, is hosting prayer vigils in seven cities across the country, ones that seem to have the most intolerant diocese.

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