Main | Monday, October 13, 2014

Betty Salwak Memorial Fund Launches

After a whirlwind week of joy for our movement, on Friday night I closed that day's postings with the heartbreaking news of the passing of devoted LGBT ally and JMG community member Betty "Birdie" Salwak.  A memorial fund to further Birdie's work on your behalf has been established.
Betty’s life was cut short by cancer. When she got the diagnosis of cancer, her first reaction was dismay over the amount of work she had yet to do on behalf of the LGBT community. To honor Betty Salwak and to continue her work as she would have wanted, the “Betty Fund” is established to support initiatives that encourage welcoming, affirming and open churches, that support programs for straight allies who want to fight for LGBT equality, and to support, in memory of her brother, David, programs for those living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to being a wonderful and loving woman, Betty was also an excellent grammarian and editor who freely offered her services to LGBT writers. She would have found some serious errors in this text! Sorry, Betty! We miss you terrifically.

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