LGBTQ Youth Out & About

    Get off the couch and out in the community this fall and winter!


    Netflix & Chill: Tig

    The William Way LGBT Community Center kicks off a new free film series with a screening of the documentary “Tig.” The uplifting free film focuses on lesbian comedian Tig Notaru as she overcomes her diagnosis with invasive stage-II breast cancer with the power of comedy. The film screens at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

    War of the Wigs

    Bucks County Community College hosts a drag show featuring performers Carl Marx and Cyannie Famouz, as well as students and alumni, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the college’s Zlock Performing Arts Center, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS organization Bucks Villa.

    Trans Youth Exploring the Coming-Out Process

    The University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center hosts alum Alex Gino, whose new book, “George,” explores the coming-out process for transgender youth. Gino will be joined by fellow alum Emily Greytak, who will share research on trans youth; 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Penn LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St.

    Knights of the Round: A Love Letter to “Final Fantasy VII”

    “Final Fantasy VII” fans can rejoice and celebrate Square Enix’s upcoming remake at this free event at Last Drop. Guests can enjoy food and drinks and meet 13 artists whose work will be on sale throughout the month. Event begins at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at 1300 Pine St.; 215-893-9262.

    Bad Kid

    Actor and writer David Crabb brings his one-man show to First Person Arts. This funny and moving autobiographical show details Crabb’s life growing up different as a gay goth teen in South Texas. Tickets are $15 and the event begins at 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at 20 N. American St.;


    First Person Arts presents a show about finding love on Grindr, learning the truth about your gay grandmother and many other stories celebrating the challenges and triumphs of the LGBTQ community. Tickets are $15. Event begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at 20 N. American St.; 

    Holiday gift drive

    Valley Youth House distributes gifts to more than 800 youth each year. Supporters can be matched directly with a youth and donate a gift from his or her wish list, which must be wrapped and delivered to the agency by Dec. 4. VYH is also accepting donations of gift cards. For more information on how to donate, visit 

    A John Waters Christmas

    The iconic director of “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos” and “Serial Mom” brings his popular one-man show to Union Transfer. Waters will discuss holiday horror stories and his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus and simultaneously make fun of the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor. Tickets are $47.50-$125, and the show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100,

    Out4STEM Job Fair

    As part of its aim to provide STEM-centered guidance and support for LGBTQ youth, Out4STEM is providing a job fair focused on employers who are supportive of LGBTQ employees. The free event takes place 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19 at 3535 Market St., 16th floor; 215-399-2344.

    World AIDS Day

    Out4STEM’s final event of the year will include free HIV testing and lunchtime discussions about HIV prevention, PrEP and HIV vaccine research. It is free and runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at 19 S. 22nd St.; 215-399-2344.

    21-Plus Events

    American Horror Story: Kensington

    It’s time to party in the style of “American Horror Story.” Brainspunk Theater presents an evening of food, tarot card readings and live performances inspired by the hit FX series. Your $10 admission gets you one drink ticket, one raffle ticket and entry into the costume contest. The party kicks off 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at 2825 Ormes St.; 215-278-9504. 

    Circus Freak

    BASH hosts The Goddess Isis, Masokiss, Sara with No H & Company and The Notorious OMG for a Halloween party to benefit William Way LGBT Community Center. The fun gets going at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door;

    Violence No More

    This fundraising brunch benefits Lutheran Settlement House’s work to combat LGBT domestic violence. Brunch will be served noon-5 p.m. Nov. 1 with food and drinks throughout the day at The Crazy Leprechaun Bar & Grill, 3589 Richmond St. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door;

    Murder “She” Wrote

    An interactive murder-mystery dinner theater and a drag show go hand in hand with this Halloween-themed show at ICandy. The Haus of Ham presents a drag show, a three-course meal and a complimentary drink for all attendees. Tickets, which are $30, must be bought in advance at The show is 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at 254 S. 12th St.; 267-324-3500.

    Philly Beauty Ball

    Amateur drag kings and queens can try to out-perform their competitors in lip-syncing, twerking and sashaying down a runway when the sixth-annual event returns to Woody’s Bar. Participants will even have the opportunity to get their faces painted by professional drag performers for $20. Proceeds from your $10 admission go toward The Attic Youth Center. The event starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at 202 S. 13th St.; 215-545-1893.

    Stonewall Prom 2015

    It’s time to dress to impress at Stonewall Sports Philly’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony and Stonewall Prom. Tickets for the 21-plus event include an open bar, dinner buffet and entertainment. Tickets, which are $45, can be purchased at Event begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at 1150 Filbert St.;

    TOY 2015

    Don’t miss Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s annual TOY event, named by PGN’s readers the “Best LGBT Fundraiser 2014.” Hosted at Fire & Ice, all proceeds go toward DVLF and donated toys will be given to patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and those served by ActionAIDS. Tickets are $75, and the event starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at 312 Market St.;