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 remarks at a gathering of Catholics in Georgia, Pope Francis said that gender theory is "the great enemy of marriage,” and that “the whole world is at war trying to destroy marriage.” He repeated previous claims that the Church has to defend itself "from ideological colonization.” At the same time, when speaking about LGBT people in the Church and their sexuality, he said, “Welcome it, accompany it, study it, discerning and integrating ... This is what Jesus would do today.”
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.