Several members of the board of directors of Equality Forum recently resigned, some of whom contend the organization is headed in the wrong financial direction.
Pennsylvania is now more than one month into its fiscal year without a budget, and Mayor Nutter announced late last month that until the state government approves a spending plan and releases funds to city governments, the City of Philadelphia will cease payment to all its vendors, cutting off a major cash flow to most of the city’s HIV/AIDS service organizations.
AIDS activists are hailing a state-agency vote taken last month that clears the way for the purchase of needles and syringes in Pennsylvania without a prescription.
The Scene, a monthly LGBT dance party, was cancelled abruptly last month after the Department of Licenses and Inspections temporarily shut down the establishment where it was scheduled to be held.
Since the new Congress and administration took office more than six months ago, not one pro-LGBT bill has been signed into law.