"Well behaved women rarely make history"
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community joins with the family and friends of Dixie Dugan White to mourn her passing and to celebrate her activist legacy. Dixie was a pioneering activist for feminist and LGBT causes. She was an activist with LeHiHo in the 1970s, she then became the director of the AIDS Services Center of the Lehigh Valley in the early days of the HIV epidemic. She served as President of the Pennsylvania affiliate of the National Organization for Women. She was a leader in Integrity Bethlehem -- the LGBT inclusion organization within the Bethlehem Diocese of the Episcopal Church.
In conversation with Dixie's family, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center would like to name an office at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Dixie's memory. This will include a plaque to permanently honor Dixie's legacy and her impact on the Lehigh Valley's LGBT Community. Funds raised through named gifts support the long-term capital needs of the center, this is appropriate given the long-term impact of Dixie's activism.
We need to raise $10,000 for this naming opportunity. Donations of all sizes are welcome. We will notify Dixie's family of the names of those donating in her memory.
Liz Bradbury and Patricia Sullivan have generously offered to MATCH the first $2,000 donated to this effort. Please join them and help us honor one of our community's pioneering activists.
(pictured: Rev. Scott Allen and Dixie Dugan White protesting for marriage equality outside of the Federal Courthouse in Allentown)