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Shelly’s Voice Advocacy Group was created to organize and mobilize our generation’s great amount of passion to stand up for what is right. While our activism started with one counselor who was fired from her job for being married to a person of the same sex, the mission of Shelly’s Voice expands our advocacy efforts to all LGBTQ+ individuals who experience discrimination in the Catholic community. We continue to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community because we believe in equality and acceptance. We believe there is inconsistency between the current Church policy and Church doctrine and we will continue until there is coherence in the Church’s teaching of universal acceptance and policy. In the end, Shelly’s Voice wants to create the change necessary to show the love we know the Catholic Church has for each one of us.