Did you know that 92% of LGBTQ youth say they've heard negative messages about their sexuality? Bullying among children and young adults has a marked and lasting impact on communities, and much work remains to ease the challenges and pressures faced by LGBT youth.
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Our Mission Statement
DignityUSA Board of Directors Participate in “Trans 101” Workshop
Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Elects Officers, Becomes Important International Voice
Sharing Our Stories, Creating a Home
Dignity/Twin Cities Hosts International Group
Nuns on the Bus Stop in Boston
Dignity/Washington News September 2016
Statement of Position and Purpose
We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics in our diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love becomes visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.
We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons can express their sexuality in a manner that is consonant with Christ's teaching. We believe that we can express our sexuality physically, in a unitive manner that is loving, life-giving, and life-affirming. We believe that all sexuality should be exercised in an ethically responsible and unselfish way.
DIGNITY is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, as well as our families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which we may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.
Solidarity Sunday is a faith-based anti-violence initiative which DignityUSA initiated in 1995 as a way of making our opposition to anti-LGBTQ violence visible. This program is not limited to Catholics but is for all people!
We welcome all of our members to meet the DignityUSA Board during the weekend of September 30 – October 2, 2016 at the Bayfront Suites, in Plainfield, Indiana. The Board will be meeting beginning Friday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m.
My name is Jillian Scheer, and I am a doctoral student conducting an online study on healthcare provided to the LGBTQ community with the goal of improving services for our community.
DignityUSA Now an Approved Charity for the Combined Federal Campaign!
Attention Federal employees: Starting with the Fall 2016 Campaign, you can designate DignityUSA as a charity to receive your pre-tax workplace contributions! When your campaign begins in September, please indicate that you would like to have your gift benefit CFC number #73047 -- DignityUSA on paper form, or DignityUSA (Dignity, Inc) online. We’d be so grateful if you elect to direct your giving to DignityUSA. Thank you for your support!
Breath of the Spirit
- Participate in Solidarity Sunday, October 9, 2016
- DignityUSA Board of Directors Participate in “Trans 101” Workshop
- Give Out Day Results Confirm Our Mission and Work
- Attend DignityUSA Board of Directors Meeting on September 30
- Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Elects Officers, Becomes Important International Voice
- Sharing Our Stories, Creating a Home
- Dignity/Twin Cities Hosts International Group
- Nuns on the Bus Stop in Boston
- Dignity/Washington News September 2016
- LGBTQ Survey Invitation
- Help us combat bullying toward LGBTQ youth
DignityUSA thanks Jim & Evelyn Whitehead for initiating, soliciting and shepherding these three thought-provoking, hopeful QV issues on Transgender Spirituality, a topic that challenges the boundaries of traditional Catholic thinking, and one that speaks to the very core of Dignity-USA’s mission. As I have often stated, “Let’s make the ‘T’ in LGBTQ visible, integrated, and supported within DignityUSA and within our Church and society.”