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News Archive (2014)

Successful Women’s Retreat

Holy, Wholly, Holy! was the theme of the third DignityUSA-sponsored women’s retreat. DignityUSA partnered with the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) to gather women at the Conference and Retreat Center at Bon Secours in Marriottsville, Maryland. Thirty-one women gathered at the event on Friday, June 13. Eucharist, song, prayer, dance, reflection and community were all part of a three-day weekend. Honour Maddock (Long Island, New York), was the mistress of ceremonies at this idyllic setting.

Lesbian Activism Changing the World

25th Anniversary Celebration of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) National Gathering
July 23 – 27, 2014

This is a call to Old Lesbians in their 60th year or more to join hundreds of our peers at OLOC’s Biennial National Gathering at the Oakland, California Marriott Hotel and Convention Center -- five days of workshops panels, caucuses, entertainment and socializing with some events welcoming women of all ages!

A diverse lineup of award-winning presenters and performers have been confirmed which include:

LGBT Catholics Find Vatican Document on Family Synod 'Disappointing'

IT SHOWS NO OPENNESS TO CHANGE IN HURTFUL TEACHINGS

 

June 26, 2014. Boston, MA. Leaders of DignityUSA, the leading organization of LGBT Catholics and their allies and family members, called the “Instrumentum Laboris” released by the Vatican in advance of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family “extremely disappointing.” They said the document demonstrates a failure to understand the extent of the problems with official Church teaching on issues of sexuality and family life, and misinterprets the substantial input given by Catholics around the world.

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Help Support Transgender Spirituality

While the battle for Marriage Equality is being fought (and won) in several states and still has a ways to go before becoming legal throughout the U.S., progressive activists are declaring that Transgender rights is fast becoming the next big civil rights battleground in the country.  The June 9, 2014 issue of Time Magazine’s cover story is titled “The Transgender Tipping Point.”  At Dignity/Detroit’s recent anniversary celebration, Episcopal Bishop Eugene Robinson averred  that Transgender spirituality is fast becoming the major issue of discussion among religious circles.

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