BEBASHI will collect holiday gifts for local families affected by HIV through Dec. 20.
New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped off at BEBASHI, on the first floor of 1217 Spring Garden St., between 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday and 8:45 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Thursday.
“The holiday season is a constant reminder of how hard it is to live a normal life with the disease,” said BEBASHI executive director Gary Bell. “The cost of medicine puts a strain on our clients’ ability to provide even food for their children, so obviously gifts for the holidays are a tremendous hardship.”
The items should be appropriate for youth ages six months to 17 years.
For more information, call 215-769-3561.
Gender Reel and director Wolfgang Busch will host the Philadelphia premiere of Busch’s new documentary “Flow Affair” from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 9 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.
The film explores the history of “floguing,” a dance trend that has become popular at art-circuit parties and house balls.
A question-and-answer session with the director will follow the film.
Tickets are $10 and a portion of proceeds will benefit Gender Reel, which this fall produced a multimedia arts festival that explored gender identity.
— Jen Colletta