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News Archive (2004)

DignityUSA Marks First Anniversary of Vatican Statement on Same-Sex Unions with Celebration of Gay Families

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Matthew Gallagher
202.861.0017 (Office)
301.325.7650 (Cell)

Washington, D.C. —Today, DignityUSA, the nation's oldest and largest organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, announced the "DignityUSA Calls It Love" campaign celebrating GLBT families.

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DignityUSA speaks out against misuse of Sacrament of Holy Communion by Bishops

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Matthew Gallagher
202.861.0017 (Office)
301.325.7650 (Cell)

Today, the leaders of DignityUSA, the nation’s oldest organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, spoke out against withholding Holy Communion from Church members. DignityUSA calls on the Bishops to stop using this great sacrament as a weapon of divisiveness and focus instead on the social justice teachings of Jesus and His central message of love. Recently several bishops have threatened to deny public officials communion when they participate in the Catholic Mass.

Gay Catholics Celebrate as First Day of Civil Marriage for Same-Gender Couples Approaches in MA

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Alice Knowles, Dignity/Boston
617-421-1915

Matthew Gallagher, DignityUSA 
202-861-0017 (office)
301-325-7650 (cell)

"We want to thank and honor all those who have brought us to this point in history — the same-gender couples who challenged the law, the attorneys and activists, and the public officials who supported us, amidst tremendous pressure from the Catholic Church and some members of the public," said Alice Knowles, president, Dignity/Boston. "We are especially grateful for the support of thousands of Catholics who stood for equality for same-gender couples in the face of an unprecedented and harsh campaign by Catholic leaders.

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DignityUSA Executive Director Participates in Protest at the Vatican Embassy

Presentation for Vatican Embassy Protest April 24, 2004

"I am very happy to be here today with you. One of DignityUSA’s goals is to amplify the Voice  to speak for those gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics who cannot speak for themselves. We’re pleased to work in coalition with those who seek to hold the Vatican accountable for the suffering it causes and call the church back to its roots in the social justice teaching of Jesus.

DignityUSA Appalled by President Bush's Call for Constitutional Amendment

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Matthew Gallagher, Executive Director
       Office: 202.861.0017
       Cell: 301.325.7650

DignityUSA, the leading organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics is appalled that President Bush would support amending the constitution to include discrimination. GLBT Catholics and non-Catholics alike are working for equal rights in all parts of society, but the President wants to keep these citizens from enjoying the same rights as heterosexuals.

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Gay Catholics Reject Cardinal Egan's Remarks on Same-Sex Marriage

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Dignity/New York, Inc. 
P. O. Box 1554, 
FDR Station 
New York, NY 10150

Say Comparison to Britney Spears is "cruel and inappropriate"

New York, NY, February 9, 2004 — Leaders of Dignity New York, an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics, strongly criticized Cardinal Edward Egan's remarks on gay marriage at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday, February 8.

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Gay Catholics Hail Massachusetts High Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

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Dignity/Boston:
Alice Knowles: 617.421.1915

DignityUSA
Matthew Gallagher: cell — 301.325.7650

Dignity/Boston and DignityUSA Celebrate Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Clarity and Forcefulness on Equality

Boston, MA and Washington, DC — The leaders of Dignity/Boston and DignityUSA hailed the most recent statement of the highest court in Massachusetts affirming the rights of same-sex couples to marry as further and significant progress on the road to full inclusion.

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