Statement on the withdrawal of Fortunate Families from the Equally Blessed Coalition

Since 2010, the founding members of the Equally Blessed Coalition have worked collectively and individually to educate, to inspire, and to prompt Catholics to take action in the church and in the wider culture on behalf of LGBTQI people, their families, and friends.

Fortunate Families, one of the founding members of the coalition, has decided to withdraw from the coalition effective June 30, 2018, as it restructures under new leadership and with a new vision. We are grateful for the valuable contributions that Fortunate Families has made to the work of the coalition and for the opportunity to deepen relationships with Fortunate Families members and their LGBTQI children. We pray for the continued success of all founding members of the Equally Blessed Coalition and look forward to continued collaboration with all who are committed to full equality for LGBTQI people in the church and civil society.

Call To Action, DignityUSA, and New Ways Ministry will carry on the work of the Equally Blessed Coalition with a combined 133 years of experience working on behalf of LGBTQI people and their families. We remain committed to our vision of a church that transcends cultural prejudices and is faithful to its own profound insight that each of us is a beloved child of God, created in the divine image.

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