Dignity Honolulu has been providing outreach ministry for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Catholics, their families and friends in Hawaii since 1976. Join us for mass or lay-led liturgy every Sunday at 5:30pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church 2062 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 (New location and time - Plenty of parking).
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Dignity Monthly Movie Night,
Feature Film: Saturday Church
Join Dignity on Friday, November 9, at 7:00 pm for our monthly movie night. Location: Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd (Corner of Vineyard & Nuuanu)., Hon 96813. Refreshments are provided. FREE to the community. Donations accepted. For information call 808-352-7558
Saturday Church. Fourteen-year-old Ulysses lives with his mother, Amara, and younger brother. Because his father recently died, his mother's sister, the conservative Aunt Rose, agrees to help take care of Ulysses and his brother while their mother is at work. Ulysses is bullied at school by his classmates and threatened at home by Rose for his feminine characteristics. One night Ulysses ventures into the city and meets a group of transgender and gay individuals, Ebony, Dijon, Raymond, and Heaven. Ebony invites Ulysses to Saturday Church, a program run at a church every Saturday to feed and provide shelter for LGBT youths. While there Ulysses develops an interest in voguing and buys a pair of high-heel shoes to practice in. Ulysses also begins to form a relationship with Raymond, who has mutual feelings for him. After returning home from school one day, Aunt Rose is waiting for Ulysses and confronts him about the high-heels, which she discovered in his room. Rose begins to beat Ulysses causing him to run away from home.
Ulysses attempts to go to Saturday Church for help, but it is Wednesday, none of his friends are there. Ulysses spends the night at a homeless shelter, where he resolves to accept himself for who he is and not who others want him to be. The next day, Ulysses talks to an older male who invites him to his apartment. Desperate and hungry, Ulysses prostitutes himself to the man for food and money. On Saturday, Ulysses returns to Saturday Church where his friends comfort him and offer him a place to stay, but Ulysses wants to see his mother. Back at the house, Amara, who has reported Ulysses as missing to the police, prepares to search for him. Before she leaves, Ebony escorts Ulysses into the house. Rose, who is also there, verbally berates Ebony and Ulysses, causing Amara to defend them from her sister until Rose leaves. The next day, Amara reassures Ulysses that her love for him is unconditional. With newfound confidence, Ulysses prepares to vogue in drag in a ballroom scene club.
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Important Election – Your Participation Needed!
Dear DignityUSA member,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to forward the enclosed information to assist you in participating in this important vote on amending DignityUSA’s Statement of Position and Purpose.
As we have previously informed you, the DignityUSA Board of Directors is proposing that the organization amend the Statement of Position and Purpose to better reflect our welcome of and work on behalf of people who identify as queer, gender nonconforming, and intersex.
In accordance with our current Bylaws requirements concerning amendments to DignityUSA’s Statement of Position and Purpose, the following steps have been taken:
Proposed changes adopted by the Board of Directors February 26, 2017 based on the recommendations of the Transgender Support Caucus
- Proposed changes sent to all members May 5, 2017
- Proposed changes discussed during the Membership Meeting July 7, 2017
- A summary of the Membership Meeting discussion on the proposed changes is included with this ballot.
- The proposed changes (in italics) are included with the ballot and summary of the Membership Meeting discussion for ease of reference.
- Our bylaws require an affirmative vote by 2/3 of those returning ballots for the proposed changes to become effective. Please consider the proposal, cast your vote, and be sure your ballot is received by 11: 45 pm on Tuesday August 29, 2017.
- The Statement of Position and Purpose is a foundational document for DignityUSA, so what it says is important in conveying who we are to the world as well as to our own members. Your vote is vital in determining how we move forward. We strongly urge you to cast your vote in this important election.
Thank you for your support throughout this process, and for your participation in this vote.
Chair, DignityUSA 2017 Elections Committee
Member, DignityUSA Board of Directors
Dignity Monthly Movie Night
Feature Film: Tab Hunter Confidential, Friday, July 14
Join Dignity on Friday, June 14, at 7:00 pm for our monthly movie night. Location: Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd (Corner of Vineyard & Nuuanu)., Hon 96813. Refreshments are provided. FREE to the community. Donations accepted. For information call 808-352-7558
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015, 1 hour, 30 min., USA, FilmRise)
Tab Hunter Confidential. Throughout the 1950's, Tab Hunter reigned as Hollywood's ultimate male heartthrob. He had the "IT" Factor Hollywood craved for--Tab's astonishing good looks and golden-boy sex appeal drove his fans to screaming delirious frenzy, making him the prototype for all young matinee idols to come. Bristling against being just another pretty face and wanting to be taken seriously, Tab was one of the few to be able to transcend pin-up boy status. He earned his stripes as an actor to become a major movie star and recording artist.
But throughout his years of stardom, Tab had a secret. He was gay - and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him. Now, his dramatic, turbulent and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary - directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker, Jeffery Schwarz.
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