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DignityUSA’s Ninth Biennial Convention is held in San Francisco

Theme

A Pilgrimage of Hope

Dates

August 31 to September 3, 1989

Co-chairs

Sophie Miranda/John Salazar

Major Speaker

James and Evelyn Whitehead

Registration Fee

$150 (Early) $185 (Regular)

Site

Cathedral Hill Hotel

Attendees

700

Members

4,220

Chapters

84

National Officers Elected

  • Pat Roche, Seattle, President
  • Beth Gorman, San Francisco, Vice President
  • Michael Flynn, Philadelphia, Secretary
  • Sophie Miranda, San Francisco, Treasurer

Highlights

1989 Convention logo

  • Dignity’s Statement of Position and Purpose is revised to incorporate language from the 1987 "Miami Resolution."
  • The Task Force on Sexual Ethics Report: Sexual Ethics: Experience. Growth, Challenge is adopted.
  • Dignity receives an award from the Human Rights Campaign Fund for support of the Speak Out Project, in which individuals send pre-authorized messages on gay/lesbian issues to Congress.
  • The San Francisco City Hall is the site for a spectacular Opening Ceremony featuring fireworks in the dome.

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