ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Designer Rodricks’ Hotline for LGBTQ Community Gets Catholic Church Nod

11/04/2018 | Indian Express

After a lifetime seeing LGBT members of the Catholic Church become despondent over a lack of acceptance, acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was moved to tears on Wednesday when Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archdiocese of Bombay blessed his plans to start a hot-line that will provide support and guidance to queer individuals and their families to keep the faith. Goa-based Rodricks and Ruby Almeida, who runs the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which brings together organisations working for the pastoral care and justice for LGBT individuals living in every continent, met Cardinal Gracias in Mumbai to appraise him of their plans.

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