News Briefing

Rainbow Eye to host breast-cancer benefit

Rainbow Eye, 1449 N. Fifth St., will host a beef-and-beer event from 2-8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 to raise awareness about breast cancer within the local LGBT community and garner funding for local breast-cancer organizations.

Organizers will pay special recognition to Gloria Casarez, the city’s director of LGBT affairs who also has been battling breast cancer.

The event will feature food, drinks and music. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (215) 769-1701.

Murphy to hold DADT discussion

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) will host a discussion about the effort to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at a Philly for Change meeting at Tritone, 1508 South St.

Murphy, an Iraq War veteran, is the prime sponsor of the bill.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public meeting for LGBT bookstore

Giovanni’s Room, which is looking to raise money for a construction project to repair one of its exterior walls, will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the store, 345 S. 12th St., for those interested in assisting with fundraising efforts.

The bookstore has so far brought in about $8,000 in donations, but the renovations have a price tag of about $50,000.

For more information about the meeting, call (215) 923-2960.

Golf outing for scholarship fund

Organizers of the Sophia Academic Scholarship, an educational grant given to lesbian students, will stage the first-annual SASSY Women’s Golf Outing, 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Juniata Golf Course, 1391 E. Cayuga St.

Registration is $90 before Sept. 7 and $100 after. The fee includes a continental breakfast, golf cart, beer, soda and water and a lunch buffet.

The scholarship, formerly named after lesbian activist Sally Tyre, is awarded in association with The Attic Youth Center.

For more information, visit — Jen Colletta