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AIDS: A Priest's Testament

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

208 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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A screening, followed by a Q&A with the film’s main figure, Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch. Free refreshments will be served at the end of the event.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/urzP-I3DVxc
Facebook: bit.ly/APriestsTestament2019

“There are simply no words in human language to express the suffering of any one person with AIDS” Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch, 1987

The LGBTQI+ quest to fully Love others continues to present a challenge to both Church and State. As inside outsiders, there is no end to our thirst for justice for all people. This is our gift.

Shot for Britain's Channel 4 in the Summer of 1987, this compelling 52-minute documentary tells the story of Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch and his ministry to people with AIDS in New York. The Irish-born priest and psychotherapist founded the first AIDS ministry in the city in 1982. His ministry and his community’s commitment to civil rights for gay people led to repeated conflict with the Catholic Church and State authorities.

When there is no Love, you put in Love, and there you find Love. At the height of the AIDS crisis, these women and men came to know the victory of life over death.

Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch has been a tireless advocate for the rights of LGBT people for more than forty years as an out gay and proud Roman Catholic priest beginning with his work in Dignity/New York in the 1970s. In 2017 he was honored by a Proclamation from the Council of the City of New York for more than 40 years of service to and activism with the LGBT and AIDS communities.

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