News Briefing: Sept. 15-23, 2017

News Briefing: Sept. 15-23, 2017

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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 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.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 215-731-1107 ext. 206 for more information. 

— Jen Colletta

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