PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH — A new scholarship at the Maine Community Foundation will support LGBTQ+ youth and allies in pursuit of post-secondary studies. The Parsons Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies honors the late Betsy Parsons, a longtime Portland teacher and a fierce advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. Parsons taught English for 30 years and was one of the earliest teachers in Maine to publicly identify as a lesbian.

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