On October 4, 2018 Archbishop Chaput intervened at the 2018 Youth Synod against the use of the acronym “LGBT.” “There is no such thing as an ‘LGBTQ Catholic’ or a ‘transgender Catholic’ or a ‘heterosexual Catholic,’ as if our sexual appetites defined who we are; as if these designations described discrete communities of differing but equal integrity within…the body of Jesus Christ,” he said. “‘LGBTQ’ and similar language should not be used in Church documents”