Celebrating the wholeness and holiness of the LGBTQI community
Celebrating 2017's Accomplishments
Dignity/Dayton’s Living Beatitudes Community Hosts Mary/Maryam Play
DignityUSA calls on US Conference of Catholic Bishops to remove transphobic letter from website
Fashioned by Word and Sacrament: Reflections on Rolling the Stone Away
Madison, Wisconsin’s Bishop’s Ban on Funerals for Gay People ‘Outrageous and Shameful’
DignityUSA Response to Pope's condemnation of gender-conformation technologies
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.