LGBT New Yorkers rallied outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday in response to a recent Vatican document banning church blessings for same sex couples. Members of the Irish LGBT group Lavender and Green Alliance, and the Catholic group DIGNITY NY, were present. "On this Easter Sunday LGBT Catholics, our families and friends are here for love and justice,” said Brendan Fay, Irish gay activist and organizer of the rally. “We honor the love of same-sex couples and our families. We call for equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people not just in civil society, but within our Catholic church.” Unfurling a large rainbow flag, the group called for reform of church teaching that renounces homosexuality as an "intrinsic disorder” and opposes same sex marriage.