News Briefing: March 9-15, 2018


Community center announces grant funding for LGBT trainings

Officials from the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center recently announced the center would receive a new grant for training on LGBT issues for educators, health-care professionals and law-enforcement and social-service agencies.

The Edwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund of the Lehigh Valley Communication Foundation provided the grant.

“In order for the LGBT community throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley to thrive, the experiences we have in the world around us need to be grounded in respect and dignity,” said center executive director Adrian Shanker. “LGBT youth frequently encounter negative experiences in schools and other youth-serving organizations and, with this grant, we will get to work with training educators in Upper Bucks County to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate services for LGBT youth.”

Bradbury-Sullivan provides arts, health and youth programs to strengthen and support Lehigh Valley’s LGBT community. For more information, visit

MACT meets for Women’s History Month 

Men of All Colors Together-Philadelphia will hold a meeting 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. In honor of Women’s History Month, the meeting will feature a guest speaker, Councilwoman Helen Gym.

Gym, an LGBT advocate, is the first Asian-American woman to serve on Philadelphia’s City Council. Prior to her term, she spent more than 20 years leading community organizers in areas of public education and immigrant rights.

MACT is a gay, multiracial and multicultural organization committed to equality, diversity and support of the LGBT community. For more information on the meeting, call Aaron Libson at 215-455-6038.