Press Release

Gay Catholics Respond to Pope’s Impending Resignation

Call for a Leader who will Listen, Reconcile

Boston, MA, February 11, 2013. DignityUSA, the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, responded to the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of February with the following statement:

Like all Catholics, we appreciate that Pope Benedict put the needs of the Church first in determining he is no longer able to meet the demands of his position. We wish him a peaceful retirement.

More than 90 Percent OF American Catholics back Transgender Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

contact: Jim Naughton, 202-288-5125, jim@canticlecommunications.com
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MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF AMERICAN CATHOLICS BACK TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
 
Equally Blessed hails laity's willingness to move beyond bishops' "insensitive and uniformed" teaching
 
WASHINGTON, D. C., November 8, 2011--The majority of American Catholics disagree with the teachings of their bishops on sexual issues so often that it is a wonder that the news media continues to speak of the Catholic Church’s position on a given issue when what they really mean is the position of the Catholic hierarchy.

LGBT and Progressive Catholics in New York and New Jersey Celebrate New Study Results

New York City, March 24, 2011 -- A new national study has found that Catholics are more supportive of legal recognition of same-sex relationships than any other Christian group, and than Americans overall.  The study, released March 22, 2011 by the Public Religion Research Institute, showed that 74% of American Catholics believe that gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry or form civil unions.  Seventy-one percent (71%) of Catholics support civil marriage “like you get at city hall.”
 

US Catholic Bishop Elections Signal Continued Targeting of Gay, Transgender People

Contact: Marianne Duddy-Burke, 617.669.7810
November 16, 2010    The leaders of Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholics working for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, have issued a statement expressing deep concern over the outcome of the election of new leaders for the US Catholic Bishops Conference.
 

Catholic Bishops Silent on Gay Suicides, 2,000 Catholics and Four Catholic Organizations Issue Anti-Bullying Statement: "We stand on the side of love"

Press Contacts: Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata, Spokespeople, (ph) 585.698.6100

November 8, 2010  Catholic Bishops Silent on Gay Suicides, 2,000 Catholics and Four Catholic Organizations Issue Anti-Bullying Statement: "We stand on the side of love."  (Milwaukee, WI) The largest annual gathering of progressive Catholics met this weekend for the Call To Action conference and issued a statement in conjunction with Equally Blessed, the pro-LGBT Catholic Coalition, against bullying in light of the recent rash of suicides among gay youth: