Community Health Center, a research and clinic facility
specializing in the care of LGBT patients, is poised for an
expansion that would make it the nation's largest gay
health center, TheBoston Globe reports.
facility provides research and clinical trials to test
methods to reduce HIV transmission and search for potential
vaccines, as well as HIV testing and care. The center
is planning a $55 million expansion that would bring
the center to a brand-new 10-story,
currently being sought to fund the expansion. Out
actress-comic Lily Tomlin and her partner, Jane Wagner, are
national honorary cochairs of the fund-raising effort
and are donating their proceeds from Tomlin's
one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent
Life in the Universe to the center.
excited about it," Stephen Boswell, the center's
president and chief executive, told the Globe.
"This new building will bring our staff together in one
home." (The Advocate)