Dignity Detroit celebrates 32 years

Chris Azzopardi
By | 2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 May 18th, 2006|Entertainment|

DETROIT – Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, Dignity Detroit, an organization that recognizes that members of the LGBT community can practice Catholicism, will gather on Saturday at Dearborn’s Park Place.
“Consider our anniversary theme ‘All Are Welcome’ to be an open Invitation to all our brothers, sisters and supporters in the GLBT community,” Dignity Detroit President Frank D’Amore said.
The Dignity Detroit celebration presents Deb Price, the Detroit News’ nationally syndicated columnist on gay and lesbian issues, as the evening’s keynote speaker.
“She, like Dignity Detroit, can change lives in life-affirming ways,” D’Amore said.
Named “Outstanding Newspaper Columnist” at the 2006 GLAAD Media Awards, Price will discuss the changes she’s undergone since her marriage ceremony in Canada in 2003 and the role of gay and straight people of faith in ending marriage discrimination.
“I feel very, very hopeful at this time,” Price said. “We’re seeing huge changes that are going to have major impacts in our lifetime. It’s really easy to look at 2004 and see 13 states that passed ballet initiatives and be pessimistic … but we’re seeing a warming toward same-sex marriage.”

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Chris Azzopardi
As editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBTQ wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. Reach him via his website at http://www.chris-azzopardi.com and on Twitter (@chrisazzopardi).