The Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will fete LGBT equal rights advocate Barbara Gittings on July 14th, organizers announced. The event marks the announcement of a new award which the Philadelphia Film Society will present annually to a recipient in the entertainment industry who "stands for the gay/lesbian principles to which Gittings dedicated her life." In conjunction with the award, The Philadelphia Film Society will present a check for $1000 to the Barbara Gittings' Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Independence Branch. [Brian Brooks]