Press Releases

Equally Blessed Coalition responds to Orlando masacre

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.

Call To Action, a member of the Equally Blessed coalition, will hold webinar on LGBTQ people in the church

On Wednesday, June 22, at 7:00 pm central, Call To Action is hosting a webinar on why LBGTQ people choose to stay in the Catholic Church. Owen Borda, PhD, is a professional pastoral musician by training, theologian by temperament, healthcare/teacher advocate by vocation, is committed to service of those at the margins. His studies at Maryknoll School of Theology, Hartford Seminary and Seton Hall shaped to his doctoral research in interdisciplinary studies at the Union Institute and University.

Equally Blessed Coalition responds to the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love")

While Pope Francis acknowledges the complicated and complex issues facing Catholics on the margins, he offers little for LGBTQI Catholics and their families.

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,