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WATCH: Married Lesbian Couple Decide to Leave the Church

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Though Rachel and Vania found community at LEAD Ministry, an LGBT group within Saint Matthews Catholic Church, the recently married women have decided to leave the Church after they were not allowed to wed there.

“It doesn’t make sense to my own interpretation of Catholicism that the church does not welcome LGBT persons," says Rachel. 

Eric Kruszewski’s fourth video from his documentary series on LEAD shares these newleyweds’ powerful story. Watch below:

Rachel_VaniaMASTER_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 Kenyan man who changed his perspective about LGBT people through LEAD.

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 www.erickruszewski.com.

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