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DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities — especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons — in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.
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DignityUSA Conference 2019
50th Anniversary

July 5th through July 7th 2019

Chicago Illinois

Visit the Conference website for more information and registration.

Statement of Position and Purpose

We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex 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, transgender, queer and intersex persons can express their sexuality and gender identities and expressions 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. We believe that our transgender and queer communities can express their core identities in a sincere, affirming and authentic manner.

DIGNITY is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex 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.​

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Breath of the Spirit

In those dark days before I began studying Scripture, I thought a “holy” person was someone who exuded pious, other worldly characteristics. Their eyes always turned heavenward, their thoughts constantly on “good” things. But eventually I started to realize that holy has just a one-word biblical definition: “other.” A scriptural holy person is someone who’s different from others around him or her. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with faith or religion. Some cultures, for instance, regard people who are severely mentally ill to be holy.
See previous Breath of the Spirit

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New Store

We now have a store where you can get branded items delivered to your home. 

For our grand opening, we are having a 10% off the entire catalog!!  Look around and if there is an item that you’d like to see here, please use our store's contact form to let us know.