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The 49 deaths and 53 injured in the early hours of June 12, 2016 have mobilized the LGBTQ and allied community! The Pulse Club shooting has shattered our psyche. This senseless shooting in Orlando hit a nerve. A LGBTQ gathering space was violated. It was a calculated attack on us, to make our community uneasy and make us fearful.
We Are Orlando
- We Are Orlando!
- LGBT Catholics welcome statement of Pope Francis that the Catholic Church must apologize to gay people, say apology must be followed by concrete actions
- International Advocates for LGBTQ Human Rights Meet with Dignity/Boston and DignityUSA
- 2016 Pride Appeal Success!
- Dignity/Boston’s Anti-Gun Violence Letter Writing Campaign
- Dignity/Los Angeles: Kevin Steen Celebrates Fifty Years of Priesthood
- Dignity/Dayton’s Living Beatitudes Community hosts Transgender Youth and Father
- Dignity/Palm Beach’s Interfaith Community Picnic
- Dignity/Washington News - July 2016
Yes, it is Pride, the time to reflect on the beauty, the strength and vitality of our sexuality and gender identity. It’s the time to come together for celebration. It’s about community and family, and especially the family we share as LGBTQ people.
Blessings of Pride
- Blessings of Pride
- Pride Month from a “Cousin’s” Perspective
- LGBT Catholic Group Supports Obama Administration Letter on Transgender Students, Rejects Bishops Demand that Children “Accept their own Body as it was Created”
- Did You Know You Can Donate to DignityUSA and Actually Save Money?
- ACT NOW: Support the Sisters of Mercy in San Francisco
- Happy Anniversary, Dignity/Honolulu
- Dignity/Honolulu Celebrates 40th Anniversary
- Dignity/Washington News for June 2016
I’ve had the chance to talk a bit about Amoris Laetitia with some of these folks, all of whom felt its condemnation of violence fell short of what they felt would be needed to change culture and law. I don’t know how the others responded, but these are among the people who hoped for Good News, and whom I believe failed to hear it in this document.
"We Hear Them Speaking in Our own Tongues"
Executive Director, DignityUSA
- “We Hear Them Speaking in our own Tongues”
- "Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love) Offers No Joy for LGBT Catholics, Families
- Development News
- Dignity Young Adult Caucus Retreat, July 29-31, 2016
- Dignity/Boston Member and Trans Activist Marcia Garber Speaks at North Shore Community College
- A Long Road, but a Worthy Journey
- Letter from Dignity/Pittsburgh
- Dignity/San Antonio’s Sharon Guild-Stitt Awarded National Recognition
In early March, the DignityUSA board facilitated the first discussion with six faith communities to share their accomplishments, their hopes, and how the board can assist with the issues on the ground. That conversation was full of hope; the representatives shared rich stories of accomplishments, and the successes of communities often do not get press.
DignityUSA is using this season to continue our mission in many ways, such as supporting Girl Scouts in the St. Louis Archdiocese, advocating for church workers who get fired because they marry the person they love, and speaking out when bishops deny full equality to LGBT Catholics.
President - DigntiyUSA
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.
Lent and Mercy
May 2016 be a year of surprising blessings and deep joys for you! We anticipate it will be another busy and eventful year for DignityUSA. As 2015 drew to a close, we had some hints of what may lie ahead for this year.
Looking Ahead to a New Year of Dignity
As 2015 winds down and we prepare to celebrate Christmas, it is a time for us to look back at the year. These are a few of the many DignityUSA successes this past year:
DignityUSA: Your Voice in 2015
- Season of Gratitude
- The Church on the World’s Center Stage
- An Atypical Few “Days in the Life” as DignityUSA’s Executive Director
- Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2015
- DignityUSA Participates in Int'l Assembly of LGBTI Catholics and Meets with U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome
- Introducing . . . the DignityUSA Development Committee
- Dignity/Chicago Goes to Peoria!
- Dignity/Detroit's “Blessing Bags”
- News from Dignity/Washington
What an exciting time for members of Dignity giving prophetic witness to the sacredness of our lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics. DignityUSA has supported 12 families at the World Meeting of Families who are sharing their lived experience as LGBT Catholics, or as the parents of LGBT Catholics, through the Equally Blessed Coalition.
DignityUSA’s Excitement on the Eve of the Pope’s Visit to the U.S.
DignityUSA Board Member
Have you heard? Pope Francis will be in the U.S. this month! ... DignityUSA has been planning for this visit for nearly a year. While the Pope’s plane doesn’t touch down for weeks yet, we are ready for his arrival!
DignityUSA Plans for Pope Francis’ First U.S. Visit