Philadelphia to settle AIDS lawsuit
The city of Philadelphia has agreed to settle a lawsuit by an African-American man who claims that race discrimination prevented him from serving as director of the city's AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Philadelphia Gay News reports. City officials have agreed to pay $830,600 to settle the suit filed by Cecil Hankins, who claims he was told he would not be considered for the position because the job was being reserved for a white gay man. Hankins filed a federal lawsuit in 2000. City officials declined to comment on the settlement other than to note that the agreement was not an admission of any wrongdoing.