WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2010—Four longstanding Catholic organizations announced today that they have formed Equally Blessed, a coalition of faithful Catholics who support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people both in the church and in civil society.
I joined other New Yorkers for a “Vigil of Hope” at Ground Zero on April 19 the eve of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the site. Our vigil honored Franciscan Fire Chaplain Mychal Judge, who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
New York, Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 47th Street and 1st Ave, August 4, 2007 - Human rights activists gathered at Dag Hammerskold Plaza NYC and led by piper John Maynard processed through the plaza and lay a wreath at the Raul Wallenberg Memorial outside the UN
New York, June 24, 2007 - Outside the closed St Patrick’s cathedral doors members of Dignity/NY, a gay catholic group, held a prayer and protest witness. They stood against church teaching that renounces homosexuality as an "intrinsic disorder" and opposes same sex marriage and civil unions.
New York, June 18, 2007 – Dear Assembly Member O’Donnell,
I write today in support of marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers. I am writing on behalf of Dignity/New York, an organization of LGBT Roman Catholics, our families and supporters. We are a chapter of the national organization DignityUSA, founded in 1969, with offices in Washington, D.C. and chapters throughout the country.
New York, June 4, 2007 – Dignity New York, a 35-year-old group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics and their supporters, will have a Roman Catholic woman priest officiate at one of its masses for the first time. Rev. Victoria Rue will preside at the group’s annual Gay Pride Mass, which will be held at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South in Manhattan at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2007.