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WHO WE ARE
Dignity/Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered Catholics and friends. We are a member
chapter of DignityUSA,
a national organization with dozens of chapters and thousands of
We invite you to join us for liturgy
and social hour every Sunday at 5:30 PM, St. John the Evangelist
Church, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, Massachusetts (on Beacon Hill
between the State House and Cambridge Street). See
Formed in the first waves of the Gay Liberation movement that followed
the Stonewall Riots, Dignity/Boston has been providing a home for
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) Catholics, their
friends and supporters since 1972.
Dignity/Boston was formed to unite these people and provide an
instrument through which the voices of GLBT Catholics may be heard
by the Church and by society.
Our three main ministries are:
To the Church:
to work for the development of its sexual theology
and for the acceptance of GLBT persons as full and equal members
of the Church.
to work for justice and social acceptance through
education and legal reform.
To Individual GLBT Persons:
to reinforce their self-acceptance and their
sense of dignity, and to aid them in becoming a more active
member of the Church and society.
Since 1972, Dignity/Boston has been a leading voice in the GLBT
community. Here are just some of the many accomplishments of our
organization through the years:
- Helped found the Names Project/New England, the regional affiliate
of the AIDS quilt.
- Co-founded, with the Arlington Street Church, the Friday Night
Supper Program, which feeds hundreds of Boston's homeless each
- Sent materials to a South African bishop to assist him in his
ministry to GLBT South Africans.
- Helped fight for passage of the Gay and Lesbian Students' Rights
Bill to protect the rights of our youth in the public schools
- Spoke at local colleges and universities about being gay, lesbian,
bisexual, or transgendered and Catholic.
- Co-Sponsored "Each of Us Beloved," a conference put on by the
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Speakers Bureau of Boston regarding issues
of sexuality and religion.
- Co-Sponsored Massachusetts' Gay/Straight Youth Pride March,
the first such march for the rights of GLBT youth in the USA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you want more information, feel free to contact us either by
writing, calling, or emailing us at:
PO Box 170428
Boston, MA 02117-0408
We look forward to hearing from you!