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Solidarity Sunday: October 9, 2022

Wear a rainbow ribbon every day to show your support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex persons!

Even with the progress made in LGBTQ+ civil rights the past few years, we still need Solidarity Sunday! Solidarity Sunday is a faith-based anti-violence initiative. We understand that most Catholics are appalled by anti-LGBTQ+ attacks and DignityUSA initiated Solidarity Sunday in 1995 as a way of making our opposition to anti-LGBTQ+ violence visible. This program is not limited to Catholics, but all people! 

Solidarity Sunday is held every year the day before National Coming Out Day. This year it's on Sunday, October 9th. 

How to Participate in Solidarity Sunday

  1. Wear your Solidarity Sunday ribbon at all times.
  2. Pray for an end to anti-LGBTQI violence
  3. Educate your children, your faith community, your colleagues, your friends about the need to stop violence against all people, especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
  4. Take the Solidarity pledge.

Solidarity Sunday is dedicated to the memory of the many who lost their lives through violence because of who they were or who they were perceived to be. May their deaths not have been in vain. Let us work together to end verbal and physical violence against anyone, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and intersex!

Download the PDF file of the Solidarity Sunday materials.  The striped rainbow ribbon can be purchased at local fabric stores or online.