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News Archive (2013)

A Message from the Vice President

​By Lewis Speaks-Tanner, DignityUSA Vice President

February may have the fewest days in the year but plenty happens in this short month! Ash Wednesday ushers in the season of Lent, and the next day is Valentine’s Day. Work continues on marriage equality both at the federal and state levels. DignityUSA election nomination information and 2013 Biennial Convention registration have been posted on the DignityUSA website.

Dignity’s Convention: Embracing the Dignity of All People

​By Jim Smith, DignityUSA Program Manager

In January 2013, a town of 334 citizens in eastern Kentucky became the smallest municipality in America known to have approved an ordinance protecting LGBT persons from discrimination. City commissioners in Vicco, KY voted 3-1 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers, and by sellers and renters of housing.

Small town. Big news. How did it happen?

Dignity/Philadelphia Prepares for its 40th Anniversary

By Kevin Davies, Dignity/Philadelphia

Dignity/Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Dinner/Dance will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 7-11pm at the Mummer's Museum. More details will be provided at a later date. The 40th Anniversary Mass will be on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7pm at our regular meeting space.

Monthly activities that have occurred or are in the planning stages to celebrate our 40th Anniversary:

Equally Blessed laments Pope’s disparagement of LGBT people, families

Coalition of four Catholic groups offers “healthier, godly” vision of human family

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 21--Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican bureaucracy have released a number of troubling statements in recent days disparaging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and speaking against their right to be treated fairly in civil society.

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