Span Dates: 1976-1983
Volume: 18 inches
The collection includes documents, correspondence, various records, photos, and clippings from the Dignity organization as well as INSIGHT magazine. A list of contents is provided in the finding aid below. The collection size is 5 inches, plus the Periodical Collection.
INSIGHT: A Quarterly of Gay Catholic Opinion was published from the Fall of 1976 to Summer of 1979 and from 1979 to Summer 1981 as INSIGHT: A quarterly of Lesbian/Gay Christian Opinion. The magazine is in the National History Archive of the LGBT Center Periodical collection and in collection 074 Dignity New York. This collection came from Gabriel Lanci in 1997, the managing editor. Gabe provides a history of the newsletter (included in the History section of this finding aid). The journal had articles from various leaders in the gay Catholics as well as the ecumenical LGBT religious movement. Well known persons wrote, submitted poems, did book reviews, etc. The history outlines several, but Malcom Boyd, Patricia Warren and others also contributed. The editorial staff moved from New York City area in 1980, also some of the financial support was withdrawn from Dignity.
A finding aid is available online at this link.
This collection is at the National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in New York, New York.
Gay Christian Community,
McNeill, John J.,
Catholic gays -- United States ,
Church work with gays -- United States,
Clergy -- Political Activity,
Ex-priests, Catholic -- United States,
Gay Clergy -- United States,
Gays -- Religious Life,
Lesbians -- Religious life,
Johnson, William Reagan, 1946-,
Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey,