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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.

This month's highlights:

Lent and Mercy
by Alice Knowles, Vice-President, DignityUSA

Lent is the time to pay more attention to what matters.  It is the time to work purposefully for your connection to God.  It is the time to put your faith first.

LGBTQ People Need Justice, not Mercy, from Pope Francis 
by Jamie Manson

Mercy is an act of love, compassion or service given to those who sin or are afflicted in some way. LGBTQ people, same-sex relationships, and transgender persons are not sins or afflictions. 

DignityUSA presents at UN Press Briefing
by Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, I was very proud to represent DignityUSA at a unique event held for the Foreign Press Corps based at the United Nations. The US State Department sponsored the first ever information session on the intersection of LGBTI Human Rights and faith.

Me? On the DignityUSA Board?
by Marie Sweeney, DignityUSA Board Member 

A little over a year ago, someone approached me requesting that I consider running for the DignityUSA board. I was flattered but sure the board didn't need me. After praying about it, I realized the passion I know for Dignity’s work could be channeled in a new way.

DignityUSA Continues to Celebrate our Mission

As we begin a new calendar year, DignityUSA continues to celebrate the commitment of our members and allies to ensure the financial resources needed to continue our ministry, outreach, and leadership as the go-to LGBTQ Catholic voice for justice and inclusion. 

Faith Community and Chapter Services Survey

The Chapter and Faith Community Services Committee has created a survey to help DignityUSA Chapter and Faith Community leaders express their needs. If you have not already completed the Faith Community and Chapter Services Survey, there’s still time!

The latest issue of Dateline, which includes these articles as well as other chapter, committee and community news, is available to download here.

Dateline is published in PDF format.  If you don't have a PDF reader, you can get one here.

Leo N. Egashira, Publications Committee Chair, DignityUSA Board of Directors 



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