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Equally Blessed Coalition Gains Public Attention

By Jim Smith, DignityUSA Program Manager 

As you know, Dignity actively participates in the Equally Blessed (EB) coalition with our partners at New Ways Ministry, Call To Action, and Fortunate Families. We meet once a month in teleconference, and twice a year face to face. All of us are actively invested in EB. While many coalitions become mere window dressings for participating organizations, EB enjoys a shared, focused, and invested effort. Our recent face to face meeting was another reflection of that.

We have planned a proactive effort in anticipation of the USCCB meeting in November, as well as an effort to reach out to Catholic military chaplains. We also surfaced some exciting ideas for the longer term.

We continue to find our shared voice while the public is finding ours, evident in the fact that major news outlets are calling on EB when the Pope opens his mouth these days.

We ask your prayers for each of our sister organizations, and for our Equally Blessed coalition, that we may continue to be an effective voice for LGBT dignity and justice. And may each of our chapters and caucuses continue to find ways to reach beyond ourselves in prophetic witness!