The first series comprises budgeting plans, Festival bylaws, billing invoices and receipts, programming information, public and private grant applications, as well as correspondence between Richard Cummings and festival personnel. Included in this series are detailed reports on the Festival’s application and receipt of funding and grants from the Chicago Resource Center, the Lambda Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Media coverage on the Festival is included from several local publications, including Pittsburgh’s Out Magazine and City Paper. Their grant application and lawsuit with the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture in 1993 are present. The materials are arranged in chronological order by festival year.