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DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and intersex persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

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September 5, 2023 | by DignityUSA | Unlike legitimate professional therapy, conversion therapy is not evidence-based, and most formal conversion therapy programs in the U.S. have shut down in recent years. Scientific evidence has found conversion therapy to be both ineffective and psychologically harmful. Conversion therapy inhibits coping, social support, and identity exploration, encourages isolation and distrust of family and friends, and can lead to shame and reduced self-esteem.
August 30, 2023 | by Jon Schum | The Psalmist reminds us that our God is a “light unto our path” (Psalm 119:105). But where is that path leading? Today’s reflection reminds us that we have nowhere else to find Love and no one we must meet to guide us. Instead, wherever and with whomever we go, we are always and only in search of our very selves.
August 28, 2023 | by David Friscic | Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is intrinsically linked to an individual’s intellect, passions and interests/occupations in author and illustrator Jan Haen’s Heavenly LGBTQ+. Published by Apocryphile Press, this vibrantly illustrated book is the second offering from the talented Mr. Haen who previously gave us the marvelous and informative Heavenly Homos publication.
August 23, 2023 | by David Jackson | Too often when we think about Jesus, we recall the phrases we memorized as young children: “son of God,” “Messiah,” “second person of the Blessed Trinity.” But beyond theology and Church teaching, today’s reflection asks: Who do I say Jesus is? And am I willing to say that not only with words but with actions?
August 16, 2023 | by Ann Penick | To welcome another is to accept their presence with joy. Today’s Scriptures remind us of all the peoples to whom Love extends welcome, and challenge us to ask if our own welcomes cast so wide a net. Today’s gospel goes so far as to suggest that Jesus widens his welcome due to an encounter with one usually considered outside of God’s love.

Upcoming Events

  • Advent Reflection Series

    DignityUSA invites you to participate in our Advent Reflection Series for 2023. We are celebrating Pope Francis' welcome to all and his prophetic words given at a World Youth Day address: "Todos! Todos! Todos!" Todos means "all." All are welcome to join us for an advent-themed reflection on the week's readings, followed by group discussions. Our friends at Call to Action will join us to kick off this series on November 29! This reflection series takes place each Wednesday, November 29 - December 20, from 8pm - 9pm ET/5pm - 6pm PT. The reflection series is free, but registration is required.

    November 29, 2023 to December 20, 2023