Jeannine Gramick is a Sister of Loretto. She taught mathematics before engaging in pastoral outreach, education, and advocacy for LGBT Catholics. In 1977, she co-founded New Ways Ministry, a US organisation working for justice and reconciliation of LGBT people and the Catholic Church.
Most people look at sexuality when we talk about church teachings on LGBT issues, and I say what about church teachings on LGBT people with regard to the social teachings of the Church, which rest upon the dignity of the human person? I gain my strength from the Gospel, from my prayer life, from the voice of God coming to me through people, and I hold on to and want to proclaim the social teachings of the Church.