LGBTQ Event of the Week: 2017 Transgender HIV Awareness Day

Plus other awesome events worthy of your attendance.

Wednesday is National Transgender HIV Awareness Day.

Wednesday is National Transgender HIV Awareness Day.

For its civic timeliness and community-building vibe, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is 2017 Transgender HIV Awareness Day. Recognize this significant day of advocacy with a full lineup of tributes, receptions, and live performances. There is a cash bar with snacks, and proceeds from the entire event go to the Philly AIDS Fund. Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Sharron Cooks will give a keynote address and serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th, at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. This event is free and open to the public.

Other events to check out this weekend:

Dining Out for Life 2017: All 200 participating restaurants can be seen here.

Daddy & Friends: Philly’s Monthly Boylesque Showcase: 7 p.m. at L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street.

The Spruce Foundation’s 2017 Gala: 8 p.m. at Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street.

I’m From Driftwood 4th Annual Spring Brunch: 12:30 p.m. at John C. Anderson Apartments, 251 South 13th Street.

Alice In Wonderland GayBINGO!: 7 p.m. at The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street.

2017 LGBQ&T Connecting Communities BBQ Health-Fair: 11 a.m. at Independence Visitor Center, 1 North Independence Mall West.

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