TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Coming up: a Pulse benefit and plenty of community-building events.

The Philly LGBT Meetup is geared toward bringing the community together more.

The Philly LGBT Meetup is geared toward bringing the community together more.


Clutch – A Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Bar Night
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.; over 21.

Mr. Philadelphia Leather, Rudy Flesher, wants you to come out for a night of mingling and cocktails. Wearing leather and gear is highly encouraged.

Pulse Tragedy Benefit
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Berks Warehouse, 1801 North Howard Street; over 21.

A charity benefit is taking place in response to the recent tragedy in Orlando. Stop by to leave a donation and enjoy drink specials with music from DJ Diamond Girl, Speaking Parts, Chaperone, and more. All of the proceeds from door and beer donations will go to the National Center for Victims of Crime.


Faith Leaders and Community Summit and Gospel Concert
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 North 13th Street; all ages.

As part of its AIDS Education Month, Philadelphia FIGHT is hosting an all-inclusive faith community summit that includes a keynote from Bishop Yvette Flunder of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ and a concert headlined by JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise. Tickets can be purchased online.

Philly LGBT Meetup
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kahn Park, South 11th Street at Pine Street; all ages.

If you are LGBTQ and/or an ally, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to simply join in an all-accepting and positive fellowship at Kahn Park. There will be games, music, and good vibes as the community comes together during a very challenging time.

Devil Drag
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21.

These drag queens need no introduction: Aloe Vera, Champagne, Lavinia Loveless, Zsa Zsa St. James, Omyra Lynn, Khaki Capri, and MasoKiss are here to slay and astound you this upcoming Saturday night at Tabu.

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