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LGBT Catholic Families Evicted from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

August 17, 2015. Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to equality for LGBT Catholics and their families, is saddened, frustrated, and deeply disappointed not to be able to host our educational and outreach events at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church during the upcoming World Meeting of Families. […]

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Equally Blessed asks Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics and their families

Representatives from all four Equally Blessed member organizations (Call to Action, DignityUSA, Fortuate Families and New Ways Ministry) recently signed a letter asking Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics and their families during his September visit to the United States. The letter, which was signed by 29 diverse organizations and faith leaders, was cosponsored by GLAAD and Equally Blessed partner DignityUSA. Read the entire letter below: […]

Equally Blessed commends Department of Labor’s prohibitions against discrimination of LGBT employees

On January 22, 2015, the Equally Blessed Coalition sent this letter to Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Director Debra A. Carr in the Department of Labor commending them on their Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13672, which prohibits contractors who receive federal contracts from discriminating against LGBT employees: Dear Secretary […]

Equally Blessed coalition invites Catholic bishops to “come out” and stand with Belgian bishop

December 31, 2014– The Equally Blessed Coalition applauds Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, who has forthrightly invited the Roman Catholic Church to formally recognize the grace in committed, loving same-sex relationships. “We have to look inside the church for a formal recognition of the kind of interpersonal relationship that is […]

Equally Blessed sends congratulations to Archbishop-Designate Cupich, encourages him to reach out to LGBT Catholics

November 17, 2014. Members of Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to equality and justice for LGBT people, sent the following letter to Archbishop-Designate Cupich congratulating him on his upcoming installation as Archbishop of Chicago: Dear Archbishop-Designate Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, As members of the Equally Blessed […]

Equally Blessed agrees with Synod that LGBT Catholics Bring gifts to the church, pray that those gifts will be honored in the Catholic workplace

We are thrilled that the synod is recognizing what Catholics in the pews have long known: that LGBT individuals are a sacred part of our parish communities and bring immeasurable gifts to the church. We hope these words from the synod will inspire the US Bishops to celebrate the contributions LGBT people make to Catholic schools, hospitals and parishes…