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News Archive (2001)

Gay Catholics Call for Remembrance During Time of National Unity

 DignityUSA Sponsors Seventh Annual Solidarity Sunday Observance

 Washington, DC, October 4, 2001 —DignityUSA announced today that the Seventh Annual Solidarity Sunday is being celebrated nationwide on Sunday, October 7. The program is a faith-based initiative with the goal of ending violence of all types directed towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

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Gay Catholic Group, Dignity/Seattle, to Leave St. Joseph Catholic Church After 21 Years

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Dignity/Seattle Contact: Leo N. Egashira, 206/723-4759



The membership of Dignity/Seattle, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) Roman Catholics, voted overwhelmingly on September 22 to disassociate itself from the Seattle Archdiocesan Catholic Gay/Lesbian Ministry and to leave St. Joseph Catholic Church on Seattle's Capitol Hill, where it has held weekly Masses for the GLBT community, their families and friends, for over 21 years.

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DignityUSA Holds Major National Conference in Chicago

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.


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Catholics urged to support same-sex marriage efforts

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Catholics Urged to Support Gays on Freedom To Marry Day

Washington, DC, February 8, 2001 — Leaders of DignityUSA, the nation's largest organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Roman Catholics, today issued a call for Catholics to demonstrate their support for same-sex couples on National Freedom to Marry Day. The annual event will be celebrated this year on February 12.

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