Solidarity Sunday


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

Solidarity Sunday is a faith-based anti-violence initiative. Because we understood that, contrary to popular belief, most Catholics are appalled by anti-gay attacks, DignityUSA initiated Solidarity Sunday in 1995 as a way of making our opposition to anti-gay violence visible.

Solidarity Sunday is held every year on the Sunday before October 11 (National Coming Out Day). The next Solidarity Sunday will be on October 8, 2017.

How to Participate in Solidarity Sunday

  1. Wear your Solidarity Sunday ribbon at all times.
  2. Pray for an end to anti-LGBT 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 and transgender 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 and transgenders!