Weekend Roundup

Equality Forum and much more

Friday, May 4

Equality Forum continues today with the National Legal Panel (4 p.m.) and National Politics Panel (5:30 p.m.) at the National Constitution Center.

Guys Night Out goes on a gallery crawl in Old City (5:30 p.m.). The walking tour sets out from the William Way just in time for First Friday festivities.

Out filmmaker Kelly A. Burkhardt opens “Atomic Age” at Ven & Vaida (6 p.m.). Click here to read our exclusive interview with the artist.

See Tom Jacobson’s play The Twentieth Century Way (7:30 p.m.) at Plays & Players Theatre through the weekend (there’s a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.).

Tabu hosts a drag show (8 p.m.) for Equality Forum with special guest Osher Sabag, a performer from Israel.

Courtesy of Meredith Rainey

Meredith Rainey performs at the Arts Bank in Bloom! (8 p.m.).

Stimulus presents the Second Annual Equality Forum Throwdown (10 p.m.) at ICandy.

Saturday, May 5

Equality Forum sponsors an HRC workshop about creating welcoming environments for LGBT students at school (12:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts. The documentary film What Do You Know will also be screened.

Folks from Triad House, a home for LGBT youth, will be sharing stories about how homelessness and abuse impact young people at University of the Arts (12:30 p.m.).

Writers discuss lesbian literature during The Power of Our Words and Stories (12:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

Equality Forum has a conversation about sexuality and mental illness (12:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

LGBT adoption is the focus of a panel discussion (12:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

The hosts of Six Pack - Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin (courtesy of SiriusXM).

The guys from SiriusXM’s Six Pack Radio Show broadcast live from Woody’s (1 p.m.) with special guests and local LGBT leaders.

Equality Forum’s National Sports and Military panels (1 p.m.) are at the Doubletree Hotel.

Find out about Babymaking in the 21st Century (2 p.m.) at University of the Arts. Philadelphia Family Pride hosts a happy hour for prospective parents following the discussion at the William Way.

Get the scoop on Gay Travel to Israel (2 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

An LGBT organization from Indiana shares its stories about grassroots struggles and survival (2 p.m.) at University of the Arts in “Claiming Queer Space in a Blue Collar Town.”

GLSEN sponsors a discussion about Federal Efforts to Achieve Safer Schools (2 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

Zach Wahls (pictured with his two moms) is at Equality Forum's Youth Panel (photo by Adam Bouska)

Learn how to connect with LGBT Democrats during The Pink Revolution: Bringing Change from Within (2 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

The National Same-Sex Marriage Panel and 14th Annual James Wheeler National Youth Panel are both at the Doubletree (2:30 p.m.).

Know Your Rights: Elder LGBT Legal Issues are discussed (3:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

Teen SENSE and FOYER both tackle tough issues of Housing and Healthcare for Out-of-House LGBT Youth (3:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts. Another workshop – Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower – talks about how to support young LGBT people.

It’s also the Third Annual LGBT Youth Advocacy Summit (3:30 p.m.) with the Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition.

A panel of activists, including Ted Martin and Adrian Shanker of Equality PA, take part in Think Globally, Win Locally (3:30 p.m.) at University of the Arts.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker is being honored at the International Equality Dinner (courtesy of City of Houston)

Gallop to the Kentucky Derby Hat Party (4 p.m.) at The Raven in New Hope with a live broadcast, drink specials and a hat contest.

The International Equality Dinner (7 p.m.) is at the National Museum of American Jewish History with speeches, awards and very special guests.

Vixens & Vagabonds Kinky & Queer Cabaret goes “Off Broad Street” (8 p.m.) at Tabu with the Liberty City Kings.

Philadelphia Voice of Pride sings classic movie anthems (8 p.m.) at the William Way.

Girl Fever is at Sisters (8:30 p.m.) and the Men’s Party is at Voyeur (10 p.m.).

Sunday, May 6

It’s SundayOUT! at the Piazza (12 p.m.) with a tea dance to follow at Gunner’s Run (4 p.m.) to close out four full days of Equality Forum.

The Beagle Tavern in Norristown celebrates its second anniversary (3 p.m.) with Thunder Showers and Summer Clearance.

There’s an unofficial Equality Forum after party at 3G (6 p.m.) – just two blocks from the Piazza in NoLibs.

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