Westin Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
With Dignity: Purifying Fire, Renewing Spirit as its theme, DignityUSA's 2001 Convention called GLBT Catholics to an examination of the impact our organization has had in over thirty years of seeking full inclusion and acceptance of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered persons in the life of the Roman Catholic Church and in our society.
Christian de la Huerta
Christian de la Huerta is author of Coming Out Spiritually, and host of a weekly Internet Radio program, "Spirit Wave," on GAYBC.COM. He is also owner of Mercurio Communications, a publicity and promotions firm specializing in gay and lesbian authors as well as the psychology/self-help/spirituality genre. Graduating with honors from Tulane University, Christian holds a degree in Psychology. He has been a seminar leader and group facilitator for the past eight years. As a Certified Rebirther (Breathwork Practitioner) he leads groups and has a private practice which he serves as spiritual coach and counselor.
Key workshop leaders:
Sister Jeannine Gramick, forbidden by the Vatican from continuing her 30-plus years ministry to GLBT Catholics and their families.
Psychologist and author Daniel Helminiak, author of What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality; and Mary Hunt, theologian and co-founder of WATER, will lead a panel discussion on the morality, ethics and sexuality for GLBT persons
John McNeill, a former Jesuit silenced by the Vatican, psychotherapist, retreat leader, and author of four influential books on GLBT spirituality