TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Dead serious — these are more than just a party.

The Reunion Project is a free day-long program for long-term survivors of HIV-- and that is self defined and includes both HIV positive and HIV negative people.

The Reunion Project is a free daylong program for long-term survivors of HIV.


2016 IBA Business Leaders Luncheon – “Open for Business”
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street; all ages.

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is hosting its sixth annual business luncheon, with remarks from Mayor Jim Kenney and a keynote address by Julie Coker Graham, the recently appointed president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets can be purchased online and include special registration offers and details.

Gay Games/PLTA Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street; over 21.

Gay Games and the Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association are throwing a happy hour like no other to support their summer leagues. Come out for drinks and a chance to win a raffle for free entry into the Gay Games in Paris.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street; over 21.

Josh Schonewolf brings us another epic gay dance party with The Vondutchesses on the ones and twos, featuring performances by BEV, Cleo Phatra, and Samora Kunt. There are some impressive drink specials and other surprises at this no-cover event hosted by Joey Lakits.


The Reunion Project Philadelphia
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street; all ages.

The Reunion Project is hosting a free daylong meet-up to empower, inform, and reconnect long-term HIV/AIDS survivors on ways to thrive. Sponsored by ACT UP, ACTION AIDS, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, and other advocacy groups, this event plans to provide useful ways to improve wellness and fellowship. For more information and to register, contact William Way LGBT Community Center at 215-732-2220.


Walk Against Hate
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard; all ages.

The Anti Defamation League is sponsoring an event centered around acceptance and inclusion. Come out and enjoy an empowering two-mile walk at the Philadelphia Navy Yard that will feature interactive social expos and performances by Philly Drag Mafiaand Philly’s very own Yazz The Greatest from Fox’s Empire. Details about how to register and get involved can be found at their official event website.

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