Actually, those "gifts" are no different than the ones offered by anyone of us We have two gay parishioners in our very small parish. Both have donated their time and talent through construction of permanent signs, serving on various committees, organizing events, ushering, lectoring, and the list goes on and on. One of them cared for aging parents, praying at their bedside, ensuring they were attended to by our pastor and received a proper Catholic funeral mass and burial. (the straight sibling simply showed up for the wake and burial). Both individuals practice a humble faith. As a parish, we are all indebted to their "gifts".
. I would guess that there are Catholics who support abortion but also do many good deeds. Sarah Weddington is a very nice person, but she is also a fanatical supporter of abortion on demand.
I’m not changing my mind about gay men because you know two guys who are nice. I know nice gay guys, too. As Quentin Crisp always related - straights know nothing about gay men after dark. When I was a kid, my gay friends would drop me off at my apartment at 11:30 (after theater and dinner) and on they would go the raunchiest bars in the West Village. Lost several of them to AIDs.