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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.

Dignity USA Latest News

April 12, 2024 | by John Falcone | This Sunday’s Scriptures offer examples of bearing witness to Jesus in dramatic moments. In real life, it is not always easy to discern when courage requires us to speak up or to remain silent. Today’s reflection suggests that we will discern the call of courage when we stay connected to the dignity of each member of our human family.
April 12, 2024 | by DignityUSA | The DignityUSA Board and Staff are pleased to share two documents we have produced as part of the preparations for the second Synod Assembly, which will take place in October 2024.
April 8, 2024 | by the DignityUSA Board and Staff | Like you, we are saddened and frustrated by the document “Dignititas Infinita” (On Human Dignity) released by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on April 8, 2024. We find it to be very disappointing and potentially quite harmful to many.
April 8, 2024 | by DignityUSA | The Vatican document “On Human Dignity” undermines its purpose by undermining the integrity and human rights of transgender and nonbinary people, along with those making decisions about whether and how to expand their families, says DignityUSA, the world’s oldest organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion in the church and society.
April 5, 2024 | by DignityUSA | DignityUSA joins members of the Archdiocese of Detroit and millions of people around our country and the world in mourning the death of Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.

Upcoming Events

  • Screening and Chat with Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Dignity Philadelphia 50th Anniversary Recording

    Please join us on Sunday, April 28, 2pm ET/11am PT for the screening premiere of a Q&A with Sr. Jeannine Gramick recorded in May 2023 as part of Dignity Philadelphia’s 50th Anniversary celebration. In the video, Sr. Jeannine talks about her role in the founding of Dignity Philadelphia, including her friendship with Dominic Bash, and being set on the path of advocating for LGBTQIA+ people in the Catholic Church. Sr. Jeannine also recounts her run-in with Cardinal Ratzinger and discusses her hopes for LGBTQIA+ people and the Catholic Church.

    We will also be joined by Sr. Jeannine herself, who will share a few words about all that has taken place since the recording in May 2023, including her meeting with Pope Francis and the Vatican’s announcement in late 2023 about blessing same-sex unions. Registration is required.

    April 28, 2024

  • Preregistration for DignityUSA's 2025 Conference

    Preregistration for Conference 2025 is now open! With a deposit of $100.00, you can secure your spot AND get a discount off the registration cost. The conference will be held July 4-6, 2025 at Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.

    July 4, 2025 to July 6, 2025