LGBTQ Connections Task Group

Mission and Goals

The Purpose of the “LGBTQ+ Connections Task Group” is to use the power of our CSJ voice to advocate and act on issues of justice that impact marginalized communities, acknowledging the intersectionality of identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Represent the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph on LGBTQ+ issues and at events.
  • Educate the CSJ community on issues as they arise, and help mobilize the community to participate in advocacy actions
  • Collaborate with other working groups to recognize intersectionality in all justice issues.
  • Support organizations that offer outreach to LGBTQ youth and families.

For more information contact Marty Roers at 651-690-7054 or

2020 Pride

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police has deeply impacted our community and has highlighted the systemic racial inequity that still exists in Minnesota and across the nation.  Twin Cities PRIDE announced, “It doesn’t feel like an appropriate time for a celebratory Parade and we have postponed the streaming and broadcast event for the near term.”  As we await a new date for the Virtual Twin Cities Pride Parade, the CSJ Community expresses our support through our following video reflection.

Past Events

Members of the LGBTQ Connections Task Group recently attended a special RECLAIM 10th Anniversary fundraising breakfast on February 29.  The CSJ Community was noted in the RECLAIM event materials as one of their long-standing supporters since their founding 10 years ago.  The Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates continues to stand in solidarity with organizations like RECLAIM and with LGBTQIA+ persons in our quest for inclusion and justice, knowing that Jesus welcomed everyone to the table and in respecting the dignity of every human person.


2019 PRIDE Parade

Annual Pride Parade

Members of the CSJ LGBTQ Connections Task Group, the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Consociates, St. Joseph Workers, and our Partners in Mission participate in Twin Cities Pride Parade as an expression of our charism’s profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.  We walk with our LGBTQIA+ neighbors in our commitment to justice and inclusion, knowing that Jesus welcomed everyone with love without distinction.  We struggle to be prophetic signs of unity in our world today because at the heart of the CSJ mission is a call of unifying love.