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Highlights of DignityUSA's History: 1991

The following history is based on the commemorative booklet entitled DignityUSA at 25: A Chronology, 1969-1994 compiled by former DignityUSA President Pat Roche. Copies are available from the Dignity national office and were also printed in the Dignity Journal 27:2-3 (Autumn 1995). Highlights from 1995-Present compiled by former Dignity Vice President Pat McArron.
  • The second quarter edition of the national newsletter includes a multi-page "special section" devoted to "issues of civil rights and violence relating to the glb communities."
  • The ssecond quarter edition of the national newsletter carries the following obituary:

    "Robert Fournier, the first president of Dignity, died in late November (1990) although word of his passing only came to us recently. He was the Pension Benefits Administrator for the City of Beverly Hills, CA at the time of his death and in recent years, devoted much time to an avocation of painting.

    Our sympathy is extended to his lover, Anastasio, his father, brother and sister and all Bob's friends as he continues his journey with God. May he be blessed for all the seeds he nurtured in the early formative days of DignityUSA."

  • A new national office 800 number is installed "to enhance services to our chapters and membership."
  • In November, Dignity co-sponsors the Call to Action Conference in Chicago.