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LGBT Groups Against ENDA's Religious Exemption

(Excerpt from a June 19 article from PrideSource)

The pro-LGBT Catholic group Equally Blessed, which includes Dignity/USA, New Ways Ministry and Chicago-based Call to Action, among others, wrote (on September 16, 2013) to senators in support of ENDA but at the same time, the coalition raised concerns about any religious exemptions.

Cordileone Defends Marriage March Speech

(Excerpt from Bay Area News article, June 19, 2014)

On Tuesday, local Catholic and faith community leaders delivered about 30,000 petitions to the San Francisco Archdiocese, urging Cordileone to cancel his speaking engagement.

Last weekend, local members of the grassroots group Equally Blessed handed out fliers in front of LGBT-friendly Catholic churches in San Francisco, alerting parishioners to the controversy and urging them to contact the archdiocese.

LGBT Catholics share their stories at World Youth Day

Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Catholic organizations is sponsoring six young Roman Catholics are on their way to the church’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero. Their message: that the church must treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with respect and advocate them.

World Youth Day gets splash of rainbow colors

One of the individuals responsible for organizing a recent pilgrimage to Brazil to relay a pro-LGBT message is the recently appointed director of Ohio University's LGBT Center, 31-year-old Delfin Bautista.

Six Roman Catholic pilgrims from across the United States recently banded together to deliver their pro-LGBT message to fellow attendees at the site of this year's World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They embarked not only on their first trip to WYD, but also journeyed into the unknown as a visibly gay rights advocacy faction in a foreign setting.

The Transformative Six's LGBT message at World Youth Day

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

Who am I to judge? Those five words rocked the world Monday because, well, they were spoken by the pope. By now, there have been countless reports and analyses on the statement. Many applauded the Holy Father while some were quick to downplay the significance. But none revealed the true source of the pope's tonal conversion: six brave souls from the Equally Blessed coalition.

I'm giving them the credit.

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