Religion can be quite convoluted unfortunately.
As a "cradle" Catholic.....Contrary to the histrionics heaped at the old and new Pope by anti-religious outsiders to the faith, American Catholic ministry at some point quite a while ago chose not to exclude LGBT parishioners. Granted it is a bit less than full inclusion (i.e. no rainbow capes for the statues or organized Chick Fil A burnings
), but it's light years away from excommunication. While the American Catholic Church SAYS it follows Rome, it is often a lot more lax and is quietly open to lesbians, gays, and bisexuals.
Just FYI...not a statement of "better"