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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

November 22, 2022 | by DignityUSA | In light of this weekend’s attack at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that killed five children of God, injured at least eighteen, and left countless people across the country traumatized, we are calling on you to speak out strongly against this attack, to explicitly condemn violence against LGBTQ+ people, and to take other steps to help end the horrific violence being inflicted on the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized communities in our country.
November 22, 2022 | by DignityUSA | In a November 21 letter to the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in the wake of the attack on Club Q, a Catholic LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization called for the bishops to explicitly condemn anti-LGBTQ+ violence. DignityUSA advocates for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQIA people in the Catholic church and society.
November 21, 2022 | by DignityUSA | DignityUSA is deeply saddened and troubled by this weekend’s attack at Club Q in Colorado Springs that took the lives of five, wounded dozens, and traumatized countless people. We mourn with the families and friends of all those killed, and pray for the full and quick recovery of the injured. We hope to be among those providing space for those shaken by this incident to come together to find healing community.
November 16, 2022 | by Richard Young | The last Sunday of the liturgical year has been celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King since Pope Pius XI instituted it in 1925 as a response to what he felt was a growing secularism in the world. Today’s reflection problematizes the parallel between our Christ and human royalty, inviting us to think beyond such patriarchal political structures and bear witness to a universal Love.
November 16, 2022 | by DignityUSA | The election of Archbishop Timothy Broglio as President and Archbishop William Lori as Vice-President of the US Conference of Bishops (USCCB) demonstrate the clear gulf between U.S. Catholics and the bishops’ conference on many matters, including LGBTQIA+ issues.

Upcoming Events

  • Lenten Reflection Series

    Join us each Wednesday night in Lent starting on February 22, Ash Wednesday, through April 5 at 8pm-9pm ET (7pm-8pm CT/ 6pm-7pm MT/ 5pm-6pm PT) to discuss the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Register once to get a reminder each week, and join us for a single session or the entire series! This series is free but registration is required. 

    February 22, 2023 to April 5, 2023

  • A Conversation with "LGBTQ Catholic Ministry" Author Jason Steidl Jack

    Jason Steidl Jack will discuss and answer questions about his new book, "LGBTQ Catholic Ministry: Past and Present." Jason Steidl Jack is an assistant teaching professor of religious studies at St. Joseph's University in New York. He earned a PhD in systematic theology at Fordham University. This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is free but required. 

    March 28, 2023

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