On February 13, 2018, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish, in the Archdiocese of New York, celebrated Mardi Gras with “an evening of comedy” hosted by Jay Malsky. St. Francis de Sales is the home of the “Gay Straight Catholic Alliance” with Malsky serving as its “contact” person. Malsky is a well-known New York City drag performer who headlined his own production “Jay Malsky Slept with My Boyfriend;” in a still from the performance, Malsky is pictured holding a large dildo. According to a description for the show:
“Jay Malsky has slept with a number of straight men. Some of their girlfriends have found out! Now they are putting Jay through his own Salem Witch Trial.”
Recently, Malsky posted a video to his social media sites in which he impersonates transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner; along with the video, Malsky wrote:
“Last night at Drag Race, the Queen hosting called me “Caitlyn Jenner” after I won a raffle. I was offended cuz I think this is a lazy f***ing punchline and she should know better. So here’s a Caitlyn Jenner thing I wrote that’s not f***ing lazy.”
St. Francis de Salas is a diocesan parish staffed by priests of the Archdiocese of New York. The current Pastor is Philip J. Kelly.
Also at St. Francis de Sales:
“Alex Lavy is a Physics Teacher at Xavier High School in Manhattan. Alex is the co-founder of Xavier’s Gay Straight Alliance and coordinates the ‘Ally Week.’ He is a sought-after retreat director and speaker whose areas of expertise include vocations, the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, and diversity.”
In 2017, the “Xavier High School Gay-Straight Alliance” raised funds for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center which provides a number of health services targeting the LGBT community, including hormone therapy for teens.
In 2016, Lavy married his same-sex partner.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Monsignor Edward Weber
Phone: 212-371-1011 Ext. 2931