Regional News

Although Fern Kaufman wasn’t completely victorious at the polls in November 2008, the out candidate for the Pennsylvania House is building upon the experiences of her first bid for office — during which she narrowly lost the election to a longtime Republican incumbent — to aid her in becoming Pennsylvania’s first openly LGBT state legislator.

The AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey, which has provided comprehensive services to those living with HIV/AIDS for 22 years, will close its doors this summer.

Joanne Glusman and partner Joan “JB” Bennett will both be off from work for two weeks this summer, but instead of packing their suitcases and heading out for a vacation, the couple will be helping a pair of teens unpack their bags for their own summer vacation.

Nearly 4,000 LGBTs and allies are expected to converge at Fire Island in New York this summer for an annual celebration of the people of color community, an event that is expected to have an increased presence from the Philadelphia LGBT population.

Mason Crest, an educational publishing company headquartered in Broomall, will this fall launch a pioneering series of books that seeks to empower LGBT students — and educate other young adults on the LGBT community.

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