Next week, February 6 – 10, we’re featuring our Black Community Spotlight. Every story shared that week will be by a member of the black LGBT community. Before you see the stories online, though, you have an opportunity to see them at one of our Community Spotlight Preview Parties in New York and Philadelphia. You’ll see some incredibly moving stories as well as enjoy an open bar, win some awesome prizes, and meet and mingle with some great people. The NYC event is Tuesday, January 31, and the Philadelphia event is Thursday, February 2. Continue Reading for all the details.
*Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard St.
*Tuesday, January 31, 6:30pm – 10pm
*El Dorado Rum Open Bar 6:30 – 7:30
*Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door, purchase here: http://www.ImFromDriftwood.com/Event *VIP Tickets ($100 or 2 for $150) get you Open Bar all night, 5 free raffle tix, bottle of El Dorado rum, signed I’m From Driftwood book.
*Introduction by actress Laverne Cox.
Silent Auction Item:
* Long-time activist, Avram Finkelstein, who designed the “Silence=Death” poster, has donated a print of “The People’s Fountain”, 2010, Woodcut
* Mark Fisher Fitness: a fitness consultation, 3 weeks of unlimited classes, and $100 gift certificate to any membership package.
* 1-hour photo shoot with Dirty Sugar Photography
* 2 tickets to “Memphis”
* 2 tickets to “Disney’s The Lion King”
* El Dorado rum
* Babeland vibrator, lube and tickets to workshops
* 1-year subscription to IKONS Magazine
* DVD Box Sets of Californication, Dexter, and United States of Tara
* $100 Seamless Web gift card
* 5 tickets to “Too Much Love Makes the Baby Go Blind”
* More on the way!
El Dorado Rum
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)
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PHILADELPHIA EVENT – Thursday, February 2
*Thursday, February 2, 6:00 – 9:00pm (*story screening starts at 7)
*FREE BEER ALL NIGHT (21+ Strictly Enforced)
*Suggested donation $10 at the door
Featuring new stories from familiar Philadelphia faces…
Amber Hikes: Stimulus and Arouse party promoter.
Gary Hines: Radio host, community activist, and nightlife archivist.
Shara D. Howard: Attic Youth Center board member and talented musician.
Tyrone Smith: key organizer and elder of Philadelphia’s black LGBT communities.