As a Catholic, I actually look sideways at people who hate on gays and people who are different. Why? JESUS HIMSELF SAID "Love one another as I love you."
God is LOVE. God loves all of His creations, so it's so contradictory to see a person of God hating on gay people.
I personally am not a fan of abortion, but I won't go picketing. I myself wouldn't abort a baby if I got pregnant, but I won't condemn women who do because they're probably in a bad place in life and they need LOVE and understanding, not hate and rejection.
I hope the new pope is a little less tightassed about gay rights and condoms.
That's an attitude I wish the next pope would share! Unfortunately, I think it will take some time before we get there.