The Rainbow Sash movement is an organization created by and comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics who believe they should be able to receive Holy Communion. It originated in Australia, and was reportedly founded by Nick Holloway. Joe Murray later formed the United States Rainbow Sash movement.
The leaders of the US movement must be Roman Catholic while the Australian movement are ecumenical about it. The two movements are completely separate from each other but share the same vision.
The Rainbow Sash itself is a strip of a rainbow covered fabric which is worn over the left shoulder and is put on at the beginning of the Liturgy. The members go up to receive Eucharist. If denied, they go back to pews and remain standing, but if the Eucharist is received then they go back to the pew and kneel as supposed to.
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