Fired by a vision of a church that transcends cultural prejudices, the Equally Blessed coalition seeks to educate and inspire Catholics to take action on behalf of LGBT people, their families and friends.
The Equally Blessed Coalition is horrified and saddened at the tragic and unnecessary deaths of 50 people at the Pulse Orlando night club on June 12, and we pray for swift recoveries for the additional 53 people who were injured.
In a press conference on Sunday, June 26, during a flight back to Rome, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must apologize to gay people: "The church must say it's sorry for not having comported itself well many times, many times. ... I believe that the church not only must say it's sorry ... to this person that is gay that it has offended. But it must say it's sorry to the poor, also, to mistreated women, to children forced to work." He then clarified: "When I say the church: Christians. The church is holy.
The Equally Blessed Coalition stands with the Arcus Foundation, along with dozens of LGBTQ Latinx groups and other allies, to reaffirm our resolve to end violence against marginalized communities following the Orlando tragedy.