Who We Are

Dignity/Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and friends. We are a member chapter of DignityUSA, a national organization with dozens of chapters and thousands of members.

We invite you to join us for liturgy and social hour every Sunday at 5:00 PM, St. Stephen's at 419 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.

Formed in the first waves of the Gay Liberation movement that followed the Stonewall Riots, Dignity/Boston has been providing a home for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their friends and supporters since 1972.

Dignity/Boston was formed to unite these people and provide an instrument through which the voices of GLBT Catholics may be heard by the Church and by society.

Our three main ministries are:

To the Church:

to work for the development of its sexual theology and for the acceptance of GLBT persons as full and equal members of the Church.

To Society:

to work for justice and social acceptance through education and legal reform.

To Individual GLBT Persons:

to reinforce their self-acceptance and their sense of dignity, and to aid them in becoming a more active member of the Church and society.

Since 1972, Dignity/Boston has been a leading voice in the GLBT community. Here are just some of the many accomplishments of our organization through the years:

  • Helped found the Names Project/New England, the regional affiliate of the AIDS quilt.
  • Co-founded, with the Arlington Street Church, the Friday Night Supper Program, which feeds hundreds of Boston's homeless each week.
  • Sent materials to a South African bishop to assist him in his ministry to GLBT South Africans.
  • Helped fight for passage of the Gay and Lesbian Students' Rights Bill to protect the rights of our youth in the public schools of Massachusetts.
  • Spoke at local colleges and universities about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and Catholic.
  • Co-Sponsored "Each of Us Beloved," a conference put on by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Speakers Bureau of Boston regarding issues of sexuality and religion.
  • Co-Sponsored Massachusetts' Gay/Straight Youth Pride March, the first such march for the rights of GLBT youth in the USA.
Dignity/Boston PO Box 170428, Boston, MA 02117 | Tel: 617.421.1915 Email: info@dignityboston.org
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