Press Release

Gay Catholics Celebrate Despite Bishops Opposition to Same-Sex Civil Marriage

Prayer and Protest Outside New York's St. Patrick’s Cathedral Gay Pride Morning

Photos courtesy of Gary Rissman

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.

Letter to Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell

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.

Gay Catholic Group to Have Roman Catholic Woman Priest as Mass Celebrant for the First Time

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.