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A Place to Call Home

By Mateo Williamson

Approximately half of the youth who come through our shelter doors are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Where I work, this is our daily reality—a ceaseless, increasing epidemic of LGBT youth homelessness, with no apparent end in sight.

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A Privileged Ministry

By “Sister Monica”

When I was 55 years old and had been a Catholic sister for 37 years, I met a transgender woman, a new experience for me.  I immediately felt drawn to her and wanted to understand her life better.  Later as we sat in my living room, I felt privileged to be entrusted with her sacred and harrowing story of transition.

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Question Time

by Hillary Howes

In the Catholic Church, as a transsexual woman, I don’t officially exist. Officially, the Catholic Church does not have a public policy on the range of gender expression, but considering their policy on gay men, lesbian women, divorced women, women priests, and women who abort, I should count myself as lucky.

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Quarterly Voice

​This issue of the Quarterly Voice presents three reflections, each by a person intimately engaged with the transgender community.        

Hilary Howes, the author of To Be or Not to Be: A Catholic Transsexual Speaks, served on the strategy group that formed Equally Blessed

“Sister Monica” (a pseudonym) has been a Catholic sister for 53 years and has been ministering among the transgender community since 1999. 

Mateo Williamson is a microbiologist from Arizona who identifies as an openly Catholic, transgender male. This year, he has been working at a shelter for homeless youth in New Jersey.

Highlights of DignityUSA's History

1981
Meeting in March in Lobbock, TX the National Board of Directors unanimously defines Chapters and Chapters-in-Formation as "groupings of no fewer than ten persons in a locale."