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History of Solidarity Sunday

Solidarity Sunday began in 1995 when the Board of Directors of DignityUSA recognized that 70–80% of American Catholics supported equal rights for gays and lesbians. It was decided to invite these people to join in solidarity with us and to work with us to end verbal and physical abuse.

The first Solidarity Sunday was observed on October 8 that year, and approximately 35,000 participated. The project rapidly expanded to include people from all denominations and organizations as well as individuals who have joined with us. Since 1995 the number of participants has grown steadily and Solidarity Sunday has now been observed in almost every state in the country. In addition, Solidarity Sunday has received the acknowledgment and proclamation of the following distinguished individuals and groups

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