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Convention 2015 Registration Open

General Registration for DignityUSA’s 22nd Biennial Convention is now open!  Have you registered yet?  Register early to get the best rates.

Visit http://conv2015.dignityusa.org/ for information about the program, exciting speakers, the hotel, commemorative logo items, and more.  Read about the activities that will be offered before and after the convention.  Be sure to reserve your spot at the Convention 2015 All in One Registration Form.

DignityUSA Seeks Editor

DignityUSA is seeking an individual to serve as editor for Dignity’s two publications: Dateline and Quarterly Voice. As editor, you will work closely with the Publications Committee Chair Leo Egashira, our proofreaders, and Marianne Duddy-Burke to develop, format, and finalize the Dateline each month.

Young Adult Mardi Gras and Roy Bourgeois Lecture

Dignity/Washington Young Adults Host Mardi Gras Celebration

Dignity/Washington's young adult group hosted the third annual community celebration of Shrove Tuesday, February 17. D/Washington members and friends of all ages were welcomed to the Dignity Center to enjoy pancakes, drinks, beads, and a 50-50 raffle to send some young adults to the DignityUSA Convention in Seattle this summer. Making pancakes Shrove Tuesday day is an old English tradition in order to use up all fatty ingredients before fasting for Lent.

Publications

Quarterly Voice

​This issue of the Quarterly Voice presents three reflections, each by a person intimately engaged with the transgender community.        

Hilary Howes, the author of To Be or Not to Be: A Catholic Transsexual Speaks, served on the strategy group that formed Equally Blessed

“Sister Monica” (a pseudonym) has been a Catholic sister for 53 years and has been ministering among the transgender community since 1999. 

Mateo Williamson is a microbiologist from Arizona who identifies as an openly Catholic, transgender male. This year, he has been working at a shelter for homeless youth in New Jersey.

Highlights of DignityUSA's History

1972

On February 19, the First Annual Meeting of Dignity is held in Los Angeles. Seventy-four members attend the Potluck Dinner/Election including 22 priests. The membership committee reports that "Dignity has 198 members, including 25 priests, four brothers and two seminarians. 108 members are from the Los Angeles area. The others are from twenty states and the District of Columbia as well as seven countries (Philippines, Australia, Canada, West Indies, England, Holland, Switzerland)." New officers elected at the meeting are:

  • Joe Gilgamesh, President
  • Jerry August, Vice President
  • Ron Aviano, Secretary
  • Ken Pavlick, Treasurer (*)

(*) Bill Washburn assumes the Treasurer’s position in October, 1972.