“For the first time in Tabasco , a mass in support of the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual ( LGBT ) community was celebrated this Sunday.
For the religious service, Fr. Tomás Castillo González , coordinator of the migrant house ‘La 72’, placed an offering and a flag of gay pride in front of the atrium.
The Eucharist took place in the parish ‘Cristo Crucificado’, located in the municipality of Tenosique, a border town with Central America and where the migrant shelter that serves thousands of undocumented immigrants entering Mexico in search of the so-called American dream operates.
It was Fray Castillo himself who in his Facebook account uploaded the image of the Catholic celebration with the legend: ‘The Mass is the shared table, where no one is excluded, where there is bread for everyone, for everyone, where fraternity and dignity are generated . Thanks to the #franciscanos of #Tenosique for opening their doors to @ la72tenosique ‘.
‘La 72’ has three bedrooms: one for men, one for women and one more for the lesbian-gay community; The shelter has medical care, consulate advice, an area for sports, an area equipped with telephones and computers so that migrants can keep in touch with their families; In addition, an altar-home was built in honor of the victims who spilled their blood in August 2010 in San Fernando and is made up of 72 crosses.
Due to the hostel’s non-discrimination policy, migrants requested a Mass from the Franciscans in support of the LBGT community.”