Dignity U.S.A.’s Phoenix chapter has just adopted a name. We are now St. Damien’s of Molokai. We’ve brought Hawaii to the Grand Canyon State!
We have a few members who hail from the Aloha State. They’re very nice people, and they bring a rainbow with them whenever they’re there. I hope to visit Hawaii someday. My parents went once, and they brought me back a huge clam in a sealed jar of water and a coffee mug that said “Loli,” which is, evidently, my name in Hawaiian. That’s the closest I’ve ever come.
Dignity is a wonderful organization. It supports LGBT Catholics around the nation. I’ve been an Episcopalian for some time, but though I’m now an Anglo-Catholic, I still very much believe in what Dignity is doing. Our chapter here in Phoenix, once on the verge of disintegration, is now being revitalized, and I am happy to be a part of it.
If you get the opportunity and feel the urge, stop by the national organization’s website and see how you can get involved. I don’t know how much of a difference Pope Francis is going to make to the Roman Catholic Church on LGBT issues, but he has made a promising start.
A fresh wind is blowing. Let’s hope it brings a rainbow with it.