February 27, 2013 | by WBadmin
Gay N.Y. activists vie for tax allocation
Albany, New York, gay news, Washington Blade

Albany, N.Y. (Photo by Upstate NYer via Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York LGBT “health month” brought various organizations to the state capitol Tuesday to call for funding for various community services, the Journal News, a Gannett newspaper in the region, reported this week.

The Empire State Pride Agenda said for the first time in 16 years, this year’s initial budget proposal doesn’t include specific funding for organizations that provide LGBT health and human services, the paper reported. Agenda staff said last year’s LGBT-specific allotment was $5.26 million, an amount it said should be duplicated this year.

This was the fourth year the state has observed its LGBT health month, hosted by New York’s LGBT Health and Human Services Network, which includes more than 50 organizations statewide that provide non-HIV health care to the community, the News reported.

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