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Mission Statement

DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

Vision Statement

DignityUSA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.

Statement of Position and Purpose

We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex Catholics in our diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love becomes visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.

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DignityUSA History


The ssecond quarter edition of the national newsletter carries the following obituary:

"Robert Fournier, the first president of Dignity, died in late November (1990) although word of his passing only came to us recently. He was the Pension Benefits Administrator for the City of Beverly Hills, CA at the time of his death and in recent years, devoted much time to an avocation of painting.

Our sympathy is extended to his lover, Anastasio, his father, brother and sister and all Bob's friends as he continues his journey with God. May he be blessed for all the seeds he nurtured in the early formative days of DignityUSA."