I am in an environment where the LGBT culture is prevalent. Unfortunately, as many of us are well aware, there are certain factions within the culture that are centered around the vilification of all things religious. I was in a meeting today where it just got out of hand and I realize that I need to think about how to handle such situations. What I saw in that room is deeply rooted. One’s identity and preferences take precedent over everything else about the person. Everyone talks and attacks. No one listens.
Since I don’t struggle with SSA myself I am at a loss with regards to how to respond to or deal with the concerns of those who do. Do any fellow Catholics live and work in such environments? If so, how have you survived? Do you try to engage in conversations? How do you work with power dynamics (e.g.- a boss is very pro-LGBT/marriage equality)? You are more than welcome to PM, if that is more suitable.