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News Archive (2009)

DignityUSA’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Fredrikka Joy Maxwell, a DignityUSA member from Nashville, Tennessee

Do you know that more than 434 tramsgender people have been killed around the world so far this year, and those are just the ones we know about? That's according to the website www.Transgenderdor.org which keeps track of such statistics. All those people will be memorialized at the Tramsgender Day of Remembrance as celebrated in local communities on or about November 20, 2009.

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Passing on the Torch: Reflections from the National Equality March

Sunday October 11, 2009, was the most glorious day imaginable. Temperatures right around 70 degrees, a light breeze, a perfect blend of sun and clouds, even a rainbow overhead in the early afternoon. As many people said, it was clear that God was smiling on the National Equality March for LGBTQ Rights. Early doubts about the feasibility of the March and Rally disappeared as bus after bus pulled alongside the march route and discharged their passengers.

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John McNeill's Acceptance Speech for Building Bridges Award

Editor's Note:  John McNeill recently received the Bridge Builder Award from New Ways Ministry.  Bishop Tom Gumbleton presented John with the award.  The following is his acceptance speech:
I want to express my gratitude to Jeannine Gramick, SL., Frank DeBernardo and the Board and Staff of New Ways Ministry for honoring me with the Bridge Builder Award.

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DignityUSA Statement on the Death of Senator Edward Kennedy

DignityUSA, the nation's largest organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, as well as families, friends, and allies, expresses condolences to the family of Senator Edward Kennedy, and honors the late Senator as a Catholic voice for equality and justice. The group noted his work for racial and gender equality, living wages, immigration reform, people with physical and mental disabilities and many other issues.

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