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News Archive (2014)

Dignity/Dayton (aka Living Beatitudes) protests Exorcist Bishop in Cincinnati

Dayton LogoCongratulations to Bob Butts, Dick Young, Peggy Hanna and members of our Dayton Chapter for leading a wonderful witness outside a speech by Bishop Paprocki (he of same-sex marriage exorcism fame) at a Catholic Seminary in Cincinnati last night. The group braved 10 degree temperatures to make Catholic support of marriage equality visible.  They were covered locally from WCPO Channel 9 and Cincinnati.com.

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Nominations are now open for 2014 Board Elections

Nominations are open for four (4) Directors-at-Large for a period of two years—October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016.

Board members become part of the strong, dynamic, and supportive team that develops DignityUSA’s programs, ensures we have adequate resources to carry out our work, and sets strategic priorities for the future. We are currently seeking leaders with organizational development, marketing, fund-raising, or human resource management talents and experience. In order to ensure proportional representation, we are especially interested in members from the southern and western parts of the US, who are Latino/a, transgender, openly bisexual or allies of the LGBT Catholic community

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Happy New Year!

Fireworks for 2014By Lewis Speaks-Tanner, DignityUSA Vice President 

We look forward to 2014 with all its possibilities and challenges while we make our New Year’s resolutions.

We celebrated when DOMA was declared unconstitutional during Gay Pride Month 2013!   At year’s end, we have 18 states and the District of Columbia that have adopted full state-level marriage equality. According to the Marriage Equality USA website, that means only 39% of US citizens live in jurisdictions with marriage equality. Much work is being done to overturn state laws and constitutional amendments that prevent marriage equality throughout our country. 

A La Familia

A La Familia Retreat ParticipantsBy Abdel Sepulveda, Dignity/Boston member 

On November 14, 2013, I left work and drove straight to Logan Airport for an evening flight to Portland. My final destination was the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, OR. Although I had been to many retreats before, this one felt like my first one. I didn’t know anyone that was attending, and worried that I could not afford being away for four days with all of the work I had back at the office. Despite my apprehension I got in the plane. Little did I know that I was about to embark on a journey that would prove to be not only life changing, but that would also cement my call to ministry to the Latino/Latina and greater American community as an openly gay Latino man.

Seattle or Bust!

Convention 2015 logoSeattle in ‘15   Seattle in ‘15
We'll be there and have a good time
Oh yes, it's Seattle in ’15   Seattle in '15
We'll be there and have a good time

Come to Seattle and see for yourself
It doesn't always rain and it's good for your health
The air is so clean and the water is clear
And you might get a glimpse of that mighty Rainier.

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