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Highlights of DignityUSA's History: 1999

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.
  • In an historic move, President Clinton proclaims June "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month"
  • DignityUSA issues a press release July 13 in response to the Vatican's action of silencing Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Fr. Bob Nugent of New Ways Ministry.

  • Re-Imagining Dignity process begins.
  • DignityUSA applauds the Supreme Court of Vermont for its recognition that gay and lesbian couples should be accorded the same rights and benefits as traditionally married couples.