Press Releases

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.

Faithful Lay Catholics Applaud Boy Scout Decision to End Discrimination Against Gay Scout Leaders

Group Encourages Catholic Parishes, Schools, and Bishops to Follow the Boy Scouts’ Lead

July 28, 2015. Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBT equality in the church and civil society, applauds the Boy Scouts of America for their decision to end the ban on adult gay leaders for Boy Scout troops.

Catholics Across US Celebrate Win for Marriage Equality

The ruling comes after historic victories in predominantly Catholic Ireland and Mexico.

June 26, 2015—Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBT equality in the church and civil society, applauds the US Supreme Court’s ruling that states same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry.

Members of the Equally Blessed Coalition had this to say about the recent ruling:

Equally Blessed Thanks President Obama for His Statement on LGBT Equality in the State of the Union

On January 23, 2015, Equally Blessed sent this letter to President Barack Obama in response to his statements at the 2015 State of The Union Address:

"As Americans... we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they're right, but because they make us safer...”

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 Perez and Director Carr,

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.

Equally Blessed Sends Congratulations to Archbishop-Designate Cupich, Encourage 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,
 

Equally Blessed Coalition Invites Bishops into a Year of Conversations with LGBT Catholics

As the US bishops gather for their semi-annual meeting, Equally Blessed urges them to listen to LGBT Catholics in the year before the 2015 synod.

November 7, 2014: As the U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for their semi-annual meeting, last month’s synod on the family will be a main topic of their discussion. The Equally Blessed Coalition sent this letter to the U.S. bishops, urging them to spend the next year engaging in honest conversation with LGBT people and their families:

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