January, 2012 News (3 Articles with 1,366 total views)
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Linda Bebko-Jones passed away November 20, 2011. She was 65. Linda served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1st District) from 1993 until 2006. While serving as a state representative, she was a strong advocate and sponsored many bills and resolutions in support of military and veteran benefits and health and human services.She supported GLBT equality, crime victims' rights, adoptee rights, substance abuse prevention, sexual harassment awareness, insurance reform, and women's rights. She served on many local and state boards and associations, and received numerous awards and accolades acknowledging her public service. During her run for state representative in 1992, her Republican opponent, Jerry Knight, engaged in strong attacks on Linda's supportive responses in the voters' guide of the League of Gay and Lesbian Voters. Linda won the race and held the office for 14 years. At the 2003 Erie Pride rally, she spoke about the need for acceptance and equality for GLBT people.
From Laurie Finch: On Sunday, December 11, 2011, the LBT Women of Erie had our annual Holiday Dinner at Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie PA. We enjoyed the dinner immensely! Twenty two of us were there for a great dinner and good spirits! (or Coke and coffee!) We had a gift exchange and a white elephant exchange too. It was nice to have everyone get together, and hopefully it won't be long till we all see each other again!