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Highlights of DignityUSA's History: 1995

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.
  • At their winter meeting in January the national Board of Directors establishes the Kevin Calegari Leadership Award to recognize individuals for their "outstanding contributions and many years of dedicated service to the Dignity family."
  • On February 12, Dignity loses a great leader and beloved friend with the death of Kevin Calegari. His death came just one month shy of his 37th birthday. Kevin served as president of DignityUSA from 1991-1993.
  • In February the third book in the trilogy on gay theology by John McNeill is published. It is titled Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life for Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else.
  • The Spring edition of the DignityUSA Journal "is dedicated in the loving memory of Kevin Calegari."
  • Solidarity Sunday, a faith-based anti-violence initiative, is inaugurated for the first time on October 8, 1995 by DignityUSA.