A reader sent this to me yesterday, and it’s been blogged a few other places, but I wanted to post an update here about how the legacy Laurel Hester left behind is continuing to help others. Even before her death, her fight for the right to leave her pension benefits to her partner moved other New Jersey counties to establish domestic partnership benefits, and even inspired the state legislature to strengthen New Jersey’s existing DP statute. Now Hester’s legacy will extend help to young people too.
Hester’s partner, Stacey Andree has established a scholarship for “young adults who have shown leadership in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex community. The scholarship will be administered by the New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition.
If you want to contribute to Hester’s legacy, tax deductible donations may be sent to:
“The Personal Liberty Fund / Laurel Hester Scholarship Fund”
P.O. Box 11335
New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1335