Posted by on September 11, 2021 12:55 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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Via Holy Name Province Franciscans

Mychal Judge was a Roman Catholic chaplain in the New York City Fire Department who often worked within the local LGBTQ community and other marginalized folks living with HIV.

On September 11, 2001, the 68-year-old priest was the first to be recorded dead in the terror attacks that would ultimately claim nearly 3,000 lives.

In the chaos of the initial attack on the World Trade center in lower Manhattan, Judge went to the Twin Towers to pray for the scores of victims and first responders. As he entered the lobby of the north tower, he was killed by falling debris.

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20 years after the attack, New Ways Ministry, a Catholic organization that works to advance LGBTQ rights,


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