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WATCH: Gay Dads Baptize Their Daughter

Image Courtesy of Eric Kruszewski

“It’s important for both of us that Rosie grow up in the Church,” says one of the dads.

In documentary filmmaker Eric Kruszewski's second video on the LEAD Ministry, a LGBT group within the Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore, we follow a gay couple as they take their daughter to be baptized.

"The kind of support St. Matthews has given us has been tremendous," says one of the dads. "Tremendous in the sense of a place where can go and honor our relationship with each other. When we were going through our difficulty with adoption, it was a place we could go to cry and center ourselves spiritually."

Watch the video below:

John_MichaelMASTER_9.14 from Eric Kruszewski on Vimeo.

Click here to see all of the videos from this series that we've post so far.

Check back tomorrow for a video about a lesbian woman who was disowned by her adoptive parents only to find a family in the Church.

About Eric Kruszewski

Eric Kruszewski is an editorial photographer and videographer based in Washington, D.C. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, his documentary and journalism work focuses on people who have undergone transitions in life, individuals and groups who are marginalized by society, and unique subcultures that might not receive mainstream attention. Currently, Kruszewski is working on a long-term project in his hometown about the disappearance of steel manufacturing and its trickle-down effect on individuals and families. You can follow Kruszewski at @erickruszewski on Twitter and Instagram, and at

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