IBA seeking trans input in focus group
Independence Business Alliance, the region’s LGBT chamber of commerce, will host a focus group next week to solicit input from the local trans community on a new initiative.
The group will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. IBA will ask participants for their thoughts on the design of its new trans economic-empowerment and employment program, TransWork, with particular attention to addressing the diverse needs of all facets of the trans community. The focus group will be conducted by the program’s trans-led committee.
Snacks will be provided.
Lax scholarship applications now being accepted
Bread & Roses Community Fund is now accepting applications for its Jonathan Lax Scholarship.
The program provides scholarships of $5,000 and $10,000 to gay men who live or are attending school in the five-county Philadelphia region or Camden County in New Jersey. Applicants must be attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools; be out as gay; act as role models; and aspire to contribute to society. The scholarship is named after the late local entrepreneur and inventor.
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1 and can be accessed at www.breadrosesfund.org. An info session on the program will be held from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bread & Roses, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1300; those who can’t make the event in person are invited to participate through Google Hangout.
— Jen Colletta