by Ben Cartwright, SDGLN Nonprofit & Higher Education Liaison
The Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National office gives out thousands of dollars in scholarship money each year to gay, lesbian, bi and transgender students, as well as straight allies.
The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Human Relations has passed a resolution supporting the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) and the inclusion of LGBT couples in comprehensive immigration reform.
by Chuck Wolfe, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund President & CEO
Last Saturday night was nothing short of amazing. Annise Parker's election as mayor of Houston was a deeply satisfying moment in our nation's history, and I think a sign of things to come. We fought back against anti-gay extremists, and we won.
Development In Gardening (DIG) is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health, well-being and earning potential of HIV-positive and other at-risk individuals in developing nations. One of the co-founders is local San Diegan, Steve Bolinger.
by Daniel Gould, coordinator of the California LGBT Health and Human Services Network, a project of Equality California Institute
The key take-away for me was that eliminating health inequities requires investment in LGBT specific research, programs and community organizations in order to prevent greater problems for individuals, families and communities.