The group Lesbian Catholics Together was concerned with carving out space for discussion and community specifically geared
towards Lesbian Catholics. This collection contains liturgical materials, bulletins, brochures, and retreat information, all
which reflect their mission.
Lesbian Catholics Together is a group that was formed out of Dignity USA. Dignity USA began in 1969 as an extension of Father
Patrick Nidorf's work. It began as a word of mouth, in-house, membership-based ministry organization that has grown into a
national educational, religious, social, and political organization striving to work from within the church to change official
policy and opinion. Lesbian Catholics Together began informally in the summer of 1986 when a small number of longtime Dignity
members started to hold women-only liturgies and services, attempting to ameliorate the low attendance of women at Dignity
functions. In the beginning, the goal remained to expand the community of Dignity, introducing women to its services. In 1987,
direct association with Dignity ended and Lesbian Catholics Together (LCT) became its own organization. Informally organized,
it relied on individual member contributions and volunteer support. With the purpose of "providing a safe and accepting atmosphere
in which to socialize, worship and share spiritual journies [sic]," LCT provided monthly liturgies and paraliturgies as well
as retreats, monthly support groups, and collaborations with other Catholic organizations and gay and lesbian organizations.
In their fourth year, LCT became affiliated with the Conference of Catholic Lesbians.
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