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Highlights of DignityUSA's History: 1982

The following history is based on the commemorative booklet entitled DignityUSA at 25: A Chronology, 1969-1994 compiled by former DignityUSA President Pat Roche. Copies are available from the Dignity national office and were also printed in the Dignity Journal 27:2-3 (Autumn 1995). Highlights from 1995-Present compiled by former Dignity Vice President Pat McArron.
  • The February edition of the national newsletters lists nine national standing committees:
    • Women's Concerns
    • Constitution & By-laws
    • Special Areas of Ministry
    • Finance
    • Spiritual Development
    • Social Involvement & Education
    • Communications
    • Prision Ministry
    • Fundraising
  • With the March newsletter begins a new column from the Committee for Women's Concerns entitled "Moving the Mountains — Not for Women Only."
  • In the April newsletter Region XI announces the sixth annual Dignity/Canada/Dignité conference to be held in Edmonton, Alberta May 21-24.
  • In August, U.S. Catholic runs a cover story entitled: "Why Gay Catholics Won’t Be Locked Out of the Church."
  • In November, Frank Scheuren serves as co-coordinator of the Constituting Convention in Atlanta for The Religious Council for the Advancement of Lesbians and Gays. The Council is a coalition of gay and lesbian religious organizations across North America.