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Convention 2015 Registration Open

General Registration for DignityUSA’s 22nd Biennial Convention is now open!  Have you registered yet?  Register early to get the best rates.

Visit http://conv2015.dignityusa.org/ for information about the program, exciting speakers, the hotel, commemorative logo items, and more.  Read about the activities that will be offered before and after the convention.  Be sure to reserve your spot at the Convention 2015 All in One Registration Form.

DignityUSA Seeks Editor

DignityUSA is seeking an individual to serve as editor for Dignity’s two publications: Dateline and Quarterly Voice. As editor, you will work closely with the Publications Committee Chair Leo Egashira, our proofreaders, and Marianne Duddy-Burke to develop, format, and finalize the Dateline each month.

Young Adult Mardi Gras and Roy Bourgeois Lecture

Dignity/Washington Young Adults Host Mardi Gras Celebration

Dignity/Washington's young adult group hosted the third annual community celebration of Shrove Tuesday, February 17. D/Washington members and friends of all ages were welcomed to the Dignity Center to enjoy pancakes, drinks, beads, and a 50-50 raffle to send some young adults to the DignityUSA Convention in Seattle this summer. Making pancakes Shrove Tuesday day is an old English tradition in order to use up all fatty ingredients before fasting for Lent.

Publications

Quarterly Voice

​This issue of the Quarterly Voice presents three reflections, each by a person intimately engaged with the transgender community.        

Hilary Howes, the author of To Be or Not to Be: A Catholic Transsexual Speaks, served on the strategy group that formed Equally Blessed

“Sister Monica” (a pseudonym) has been a Catholic sister for 53 years and has been ministering among the transgender community since 1999. 

Mateo Williamson is a microbiologist from Arizona who identifies as an openly Catholic, transgender male. This year, he has been working at a shelter for homeless youth in New Jersey.

Highlights of DignityUSA's History

1975
On June 17, Paul Diederich and Father Tom Oddo along with Hal Maloney of Dignity/Washington meet with the Liaison Committee of the National Conference of Bishops (NCCB) under Bishop Warren Boudreaux at the Conference Headquarters in Washington DC. The meeting is the outcome of months of planning by the National Officers and the National Chairperson for Social Action, Brian McNaught, in cooperation with concerned people within the NCCB and the U.S. Catholic Conference. The Dignity delegation spends about an hour and a half reviewing a presentation which Bishop Boudreaux will give to all of the Bishops at their November meeting. The presentation outlines Dignity’s mission and encourages the Bishops to condemn discrimination, support civil rights and assist Dignity in our pastoral outreach to gays and lesbians.