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DignityUSA
November 2016
 
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Transgender, Thanksgiving and Traveling Light
 
In This Issue
 
November is a month of special days, which Marianne Duddy-Burke talks about in her editorial.  One of these days is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, explained by Lauren Carpenter.  There is also news frorm the communities of Dignity/Chicago, Dignity/New York and Women of Dignity. You can read these by the links below or download the PDF version of Dateline.
 
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In November, We Remember and Give Thanks

 

As darkness becomes more of a presence in our daily lives this time of the year, our liturgical calendar calls us to reflection, remembrance, and anticipation. 

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New Year, New Dateline

 

DignityUSA is constantly striving to improve our connections with our members, donors, and friends, and to increase our efficiency. Both goals were paramount when the Board reviewed our current communication processes at their meeting in Indianapolis, September 30 – October 2, 2016. 

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International Church Reform Leaders Call on the Church to End Anti-LGBT Violence

 
At a just-concluded gathering of more than 40 Church Reform leaders held just outside Chicago, there was strong interest in the experience of LGBTQ Catholics and families
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A Special Note from DignityUSA President Lewis Speaks-Tanner

 

October 29, 2016:  This week, our Executive Director, Marianne Duddy-Burke, was part of an assembly of Church reformers that brought together lay leaders, women religious, and priests from 11 countries, four continents, and five languages. In two weeks, she will be one of two US representatives to the meeting of International Movement We Are Church in Rome.

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Campaign Yields New “Guardian Angels” 

 
DignityUSA’s Guardian Angel appeal was conducted in late September and early October and yielded five new Guardian Angels.
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Nov. 20: Trans Day of Remembrance 

 

On November 20, communities around the world will gather to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to honor and to grieve the transgender people who were murdered in hate crimes in the past year. 

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Traveling Light

 
The 6th Dignity Women’s Gathering took place on the weekend of September 23-25, 2016 at the Edward House on the outskirts of Framingham, Massachusetts.  The Retreat and Conference Center is a Ministry of the United Church of Christ.  
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Dignity/Chicago Hosts "Coming out Stories"

 

On Saturday, October 22, Dignity/Chicago hosted an evening of story-telling by members and friends. The stories were focused on their coming out experiences, in celebration of National Coming Out Day.  

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New York Chapter Presents Highest Service Award to GLAAD

 

Dignity/New York presented its highest service award to GLAAD at its forty-fourth anniversary dinner, held on October 24 at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City. Ross Murray, currently GLAAD’s programs director for the Global and U.S. South, accepted the chapter’s Charles Gormley Award on behalf of his organization.

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