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DignityUSA Offers Support to LGBT Catholics, Family Members in El Paso, TX

                An advertisement in the August 27, 2011 El Paso Times can do tremendous spiritual damage to Catholics who read it, according to a national Catholic support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual , and transgender (LGBT) people and their families.


                “This ad contained language that many people will find hurtful and alienating,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of DignityUSA. “It does not represent the spirit of love and inclusion that Jesus taught, and that most people in our Church strive to live out.


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Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director, 617-669-7810

Jeff Stone, Director of Media Relations, 212-662-9818  

WASHINGTON, DC., September 29, 2010—Four longstanding Catholic organizations announced today that they have formed Equally Blessed, a coalition of faithful Catholics who support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people both in the church and in civil society.

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Fortunate Families Gathering - Joining Hands... Reaching Out!

Fortunate Families, Inc. is sponsoring Joining Hands …Reaching Out! — a weekend gathering for Catholic Parents of LGBT Daughters and Sons — Friday to Sunday, October 22-24, 2010, at Techny Towers Conference Center, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL 60082.

The conference center is located on Chicago’s North Shore, 30 minutes from the city or from O’Hare airport.

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