Celebrating the wholeness and holiness of the LGBTQI community
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities — especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons — in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.
Read our Communities discussions about our Jubilee journey
DignityUSA Conference 2019
July 4th through July 7th 2019
Registration information will be available early 2019
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DignityUSA Mourns Death of Retired Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen; Archbishop’s Welcome to Gay Catholics Led to his Removal from Church Leadership
Pope Francis Demeans Many Types of Families in recent statement; LGBTQI Catholics Respond with “We Are Family” Petition
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Pride and Dignity: Stay Woke!
Statement of Position and Purpose
We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex Catholics in our diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love becomes visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.
We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex persons can express their sexuality and gender identities and expressions in a manner that is consonant with Christ's teaching. We believe that we can express our sexuality physically, in a unitive manner that is loving, life-giving, and life-affirming. We believe that all sexuality should be exercised in an ethically responsible and unselfish way. We believe that our transgender and queer communities can express their core identities in a sincere, affirming and authentic manner.
DIGNITY is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex Catholics, as well as our families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which we may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.