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.
The bill that seeks to grant equal benefits to the gay and lesbian partners of federal employees saw a preliminary victory last week.
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.
GLSEN seeks student leader
National student-advocacy organization Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is accepting nominations for its first Student Advocate of the Year award.
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.