Category: News and Stories

Dignity/Washington Presence at US Supreme Court Rallies

Several members of Dignity/Washington had the honor to be present at the very large demonstrations (by Supreme Court case standards) in support of same sex marriage rights at the U. S. Supreme Court on the 26th and 27th of March. 

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A Grand Feast In Honor of Saint Joseph

The origin of Saint Joseph’s Day as an Italian festival is simple yet a testimony to an ancient and abiding devotion. According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily around 1268 and the people prayed to St. Joseph,

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Dignity/Washington Board Gathers For A Retreat and Planning

The Dignity/Washington Board along with several community members participated in a weekend retreat and planning session held February 15 to 17 at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland.  Formerly of the Center and currently the Pastoral

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Defenders Annual Liturgy

The Defenders presented donations of $500 to Damien Ministries, $500 to Brother Help Thyself and $500 to Dignity/Washington shortly after their annual Mass during the weekend of Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL), January 12, 2013.

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Forty and Fabulous on the First (of December)

Dignity/Washington’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Dignity/Washington celebrated its 40th Anniversary on the weekend of December 1-2, 2012, culminating a year of community celebrations that attracted widespread interest and congratulations.   The Washington Blade, for instance, ran an extensive article entitled, Faith of

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Dignity/Washington Joins the Annual “Night OUT with the Nats” Game

by Rick Lynch, Dignity/Washington member Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Dignity/Washington was an “All Star Partner” with “Team DC” and other GLBT groups for th 8th Annual “Night OUT with the Nats” evening baseball game played by the Washington Nationals against

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Dignity Washington Celebrates Capital Pride 2012

Dignity/Washington members gathered on a beautiful summer day in June to celebrate Capital Pride 2012. In honor of the chapter’s 40th Anniversary, more than 40 chapter members carried a rainbow “chapel” under a an arched rainbow throughout the several-mile parade.

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Moon over Washington – June 2012

Members of Dignity Washington gathered on the roof deck at the residence of host Jim Bedore for fun, food, and fellowship on June 2, 2012 with the celebration of “Moon over Washington.”  

Dignity/Washington Affirms that “It Gets Better” With Their YouTube Video

For several months Dignity/Washington members had been quietly discussing a community response to the alarming rise in bullying in schools across the nation.  Finally the idea crystallized that a YouTube “It Gets Better” video could be produced from the personal

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