The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia will host a screening of “Bullied,” about a gay high-school student, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.
The film, narrated by Jane Lynch, follows the story of Jamie Nabozny, who filed a suit against his school for turning a blind eye to bullying.
The event is being staged in partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance campaign.
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Storytelling spotlights black LGBTs www.imfromdriftwood.com, which collects real-life stories from LGBTs from around the nation, will host a viewing party from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 2 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., to spotlight stories submitted by African-American community members.
The event, scheduled to coincide with the start of Black History Month, will feature narratives from locals such as Amber Hikes, Gary Hines, Shara Howard and Tyrone Smith.
The screening will start at 7 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation and guests can partake in free drinks and raffles.
For more information, visit www.imfromdriftwood.com/philly or www.imfromdriftwood.com/spotlights.
Student AIDS showcase
West Chester University will host its 12th annual AIDS Benefit Feb. 4 at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre in the Swope Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High St.
The evening will begin with a silent auction at 7, followed at 8 p.m. by a student-run live performances, including songs from top Broadway hits, spoken-word entertainment and dances.
The event is composed by West Chester’s University Theatre with support from its LGBTQA Services and Aid to South Africa.
Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. There is a minimum $5 donation.
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LGBT groups named as arts-challenge finalists
Two LGBT-centered initiatives have been selected to compete for the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia.
From a pool of more than 1,200 applicants, 55 agencies were selected as finalists in the contest, which will provide $9 million over three years to a number of groups that seek to promote transformative arts initiatives in the area.
Among the finalists are the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, which would use theater to explore politics and sexual identity, and The Brothers Network, which would create a multidisciplinary festival featuring black male artists to introduce more diverse audiences to the performing arts.
Winners will be announced in the spring.
To view the full list of finalists, visit www.knightfoundation.org.
Fundraising and football will come together for the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League’s second annual “Big Game Event” Feb. 5 at the Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut St.
Money generated through the Super Bowl watch party will be donated to Action AIDS and GPFFL.
A VIP reception will start at 5, with general admission at 6. The event will feature an open bar, food, drinks, raffles and a silent auction.
VIP tickets, which include signature drinks and desserts and a $25 gift card to B2 Salon, are $65, while general admission is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For more information or tickets, visit www.phillyflagfootball.com.
Police committee seeks members
The Police LGBT Liaison Committee is looking for new volunteers to join its ranks.
The committee serves as a resource and advisory board for the police commissioner, and provides outreach and education to the LGBT community to open the lines of communication between LGBTs and law enforcement.
Committee members are asked to contribute two hours of their time per month, volunteer at three community events per year and attend occasional public meetings.
The ideal candidate would possess excellent communication skills, have knowledge of law or criminal justice and experience with community-wide problems, be interested in improving police-community relations and live or work in a high-crime area.
For more information or to apply, visit www.facebook.com/lgbtpoliceliaison.