LEWISTON, Maine - The Maine Justice Foundation is launching a new LGBT Justice Fund.
Executive Director Diana Scully says six founders have already stepped forward to contribute to the fund, which will provide support for vulnerable LGBT people who need civil legal aid.
"Or, in some instances, there may be groups who would like to do some systemic work to tackle issues that face LGBT people," Scully says.
A launch event is planned for Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Portland. Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank will deliver the keynote speech.