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Gay Catholic Group Celebrates 40 Years in Washington, DC

The Washington Blade has published an extensive piece recognizing Dignity/Washington's 40th Anniversary

By Joey DiGuglielmo on November 29, 2012

All the mainline Christian denominations by now have gay subgroups that have formed and many in the U.S. — Episcopalians, United Methodists and others — can point to huge strides they’ve made over the last several decades in persuading their hierarchies to acknowledge their presence.

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Lesbian Catholic Columnist Jamie Manson Shares her Faith

In the first session of a new vidoe-conference series called Queer Catholic Faith, sponsored by DignityUSA, noted National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflects on her spiritual roots, being part of a Church where she has experienced both rejection and profound hope, and the sacredness of the everyday. To view and hear this conversation, click here.

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DignityUSA Addresses President Obama on LGBT Issues

DignityUSA and our Equally Blessed partners recently wrote to President Obama, expressing support for his decision not to support DOMA in federal court, as well as other Administration actions that affirm LGBT equality. The letter highlights the fact that the President's actions are in line with the beliefs of the majority of American Catholics, who increasingly support LGBT people and families.

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CATHOLIC GROUPS CONVENE CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING ON DIVERGING VIEWS AMONG BISHOPS AND LAITY ON LGBT RIGHTS

Washington, DC— In an historic convening on Capitol Hill today, prominent Catholics and a leading researcher discussed the strong support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals among Catholic laity. The event was organized to raise awareness among policymakers as they consider legislation that impacts the LGBT community by Equally Blessed, a coalition of Roman Catholic organizations that supports LGBT equality, and supported by the Arcus Foundation.

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