In Eric Kruszewski's final video on the LEAD Ministry, a LGBT-friendly group within Saint Matthew's Catholic Church, we meet Father Joe, the man who is helping to change his congregation's stance on homosexuality. "I don't think the institutional church realizes how hurtful they are to homosexual people," he says.
Four years ago, Father Joe helped launch LEAD, which has since grown in numbers and visibility--even participating in Baltimore's pride parade.
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.