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News Archive (2014)

Dignity/Washington Well-Represented at Capital Pride Parade and Festival

Dignity/Washington at Pride 2014This year’s Annual Capital Pride Parade was held on Saturday, June 7, before a crowd estimated by the organizers at between 150,000 and 200,000. The fifty members of the Dignity/Washington contingent were enthusiastically cheered and applauded as they made their way down the parade route.

Lesbian Activism Changing the World

25th Anniversary Celebration of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) National Gathering
July 23 – 27, 2014

This is a call to Old Lesbians in their 60th year or more to join hundreds of our peers at OLOC’s Biennial National Gathering at the Oakland, California Marriott Hotel and Convention Center -- five days of workshops panels, caucuses, entertainment and socializing with some events welcoming women of all ages!

A diverse lineup of award-winning presenters and performers have been confirmed which include:

LGBT Catholics Find Vatican Document on Family Synod 'Disappointing'

IT SHOWS NO OPENNESS TO CHANGE IN HURTFUL TEACHINGS

 

June 26, 2014. Boston, MA. Leaders of DignityUSA, the leading organization of LGBT Catholics and their allies and family members, called the “Instrumentum Laboris” released by the Vatican in advance of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family “extremely disappointing.” They said the document demonstrates a failure to understand the extent of the problems with official Church teaching on issues of sexuality and family life, and misinterprets the substantial input given by Catholics around the world.

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Help Support Transgender Spirituality

While the battle for Marriage Equality is being fought (and won) in several states and still has a ways to go before becoming legal throughout the U.S., progressive activists are declaring that Transgender rights is fast becoming the next big civil rights battleground in the country.  The June 9, 2014 issue of Time Magazine’s cover story is titled “The Transgender Tipping Point.”  At Dignity/Detroit’s recent anniversary celebration, Episcopal Bishop Eugene Robinson averred  that Transgender spirituality is fast becoming the major issue of discussion among religious circles.

Dignity/Chicago Marks 42nd Year; New James Bussen Award to Victor Salvo and The Legacy Project

Dignity/Chicago, the inclusive faith and advocacy organization for LGBT Catholics and our allies, celebrated an anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 18 to honor its 42 years of ministry.Dignity/Chicago alsoan annual award in memory of James Bussen, former DignityUSA President and Chicago LGBT rights advocate who passed away last June.

DignityUSA Staff Retreat

Staff members of DignityUSA (Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke, Associate Director Jim Smith, Operations Manager Peggy Burns, and Technology Services Manager Logan Bear) participated in a two day retreat on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3-4, 2014, in Knoxville, Tennessee, facilitated by Monique Meadows. The staff has a conference call every other week via webinar, but this is the first time we have met face-to-face since we’ve all gone to full-time DignityUSA service.

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