Dignity’s Sixth Biennial Convention is held in Seattle

Theme

Let Us Build a City of God

Dates

September 2-5, 1983

Co-chairs

Muggs Regan/Bill Treloar

Emcee

Pat Roche

Major Speakers

Ginny Apuzzo, Mary Calderone, Matthew Fox O.P.

Registration Fee

$115 (Early) $145 (Regular)

Site

Seattle Sheraton, Sixth and Pike

Registrations

600

Membership

6,000

Chapters

110

National Officers Elected

  • John Hager, Washington, DC, President
  • Judy Carton, San Diego, Secretary (October 1983 to September 1984)*
  • Elinor Crocker, Treasurer

*Bob Mialovich, Interim Secretary (October 1984 to January 1985)
*Lewis Silverman, Secretary (January 1985 to September 1985)

Convention Prayer

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Highlights

  • Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen welcomes conventioneers via a videotaped message at Opening Ceremony.
  • Over 1000 people attend the main convention liturgy at St. James Cathedral.
  • A Task Force on Sexual Ethics is mandated by the House of Delegates to develop a report on the ethics of gay and lesbian sexual expression and the relationship between one’s sexuality and spirituality.

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