As noted at DignityUSA:
Dignity USA the largest LGBT Catholic organization will protest when Pope Benedict XVI's visits the United States April 15-20.
DignityUSA's executive director. "We need to recognize the damage that this Pope's attacks on our community have caused countless individuals and families. We witness on their behalf."
Events throughout Washington D.C. and New York City:
THURSDAY, APRIL 10 (10 a.m. New Ways Ministry Press Conference):
LOCATION: Murrow Room, National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW; 13th floor, Washington D.C.)
"A Few Moments with the Pope: Lesbian/Gay Catholics Speak about their Church" - Speakers: Teresa DeCrescenzo, executive director of Gay Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS), Gregory Maguire, author of more than a dozen novels, most notably Wicked, which was the basis for the Tony-award winning Broadway Musical. Heather Mizeur, delegate representing the 20th District in Maryland and a leader in the debate about legalizing gay and lesbian marriages. Richard Rodriguez, social and cultural commentator, author and Peabody-award winning contributor to PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12: (11:30 a.m. Press Conference - 12:00 Demonstration at UN)
LOCATION OF PRESS CONFERENCE AND DEMONSTRATION: Ralph J. Bunche Park (43rd Street and 1st Avenue, New York)
"The Global Impact of Pope Benedict's Anti-Gay Campaign" - Speakers: Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues, Cuban immigrant, lesbian Catholic activist, editor of Out in the Workplace. Brendan Fay, Irish-born gay activist, filmmaker and cofounder of New York's inclusive St. Patrick's Day Parade. Currently involved in an international controversy regarding the unauthorized use of images from his marriage to Dr. Thomas Moulton by Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Jeff Stone, Dignity/New York Steering Committee. Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15: Papal Motorcade Demonstrations
LOCATION AND TIME: Press advisory to follow when officials announce time and route.
Demonstrations will be along the Pope's motorcade route through Washington D.C.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16: (5:30 p.m.) Demonstration during Pope's Meeting with U.S. Bishops
LOCATION: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington D.C.)"