And in a new twist, the Vatican revealed that the "only real audience" Francis had in Washington was with a former student and his family, who later identified himself as Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who met the pope with his longtime partner and some friends. The revelations turned the table on the narrative of Davis' encounter, making clear that Francis wanted another meeting to come to light: that of an old student and his "family," who happens to be gay. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy in Washington just before leaving for New York. Lombardi said such meetings are normal on any Vatican trip and are due to the pope's "kindness and availability.
Gay men are male homosexuals , or men whose sexual identity or sexual behavior is predominantly directed toward other men. Some bisexual and homoromantic men may also dually identify as gay, and a number of young gay men today also identify as queer. Gay men today continue to face significant discrimination in large parts of the world, including in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In the United States, many gay men still face discrimination in their daily lives,  though some openly gay men have reached national success and prominence, including Tim Cook and Pete Buttigieg.
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