Press Release

LGBT Catholics welcome statement of Pope Francis

Boston, MA. June 26, 2016--Leaders of DignityUSA, the organization of LGBTQ Catholics and allies committed to equality and justice for LGBTQ people, welcomed the statement of Pope Francis today that the Church must apologize to gay people and to other groups that it has let down or offended throughout history.  The Pope’s comments echoed similar remarks made last week by one of his closest advisors, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany.

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) Offers No Joy to LGBT Catholics, Families


April 8, 2016, Boston, MA. Pope Francis’ long-anticipated response to two sessions of a world-wide Synod on the Family, an Apostolic Exhortation entitled “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love), is a tremendous disappointment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholics and their families, says DignityUSA, a leading organization of Catholics committed to LGBT equality.

LGBT Catholics Hail Supreme Court Decision to Make Marriage Equality the Law of the U.S.

Contact:               Marianne Duddy-Burke, 617-668-7810


Boston, June 26, 2015. DignityUSA, the organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, cheered today’s Supreme Court’s sweeping decision that strikes down state bans on same-sex marriage, and makes marriage equality the law of the land throughout the U.S.

Black LGBT Religious Leaders Act with Historically Black Churches: “Black Bodies Matter”

December 11, 2014

Contact:  Ann Craig  Craignewyork @  

LGBT Black Christians and faith leaders join tens of thousands of historically Black congregations/denominations and allies to wear black to church on Sunday, December 14 in response to police brutality: “Black LGBT bodies must matter, too!”