News Briefing: Aug. 25-31, 2017

Fishtown event to fundraise for The Attic

This month’s Out in Fishtown social event will raise funds for The Attic Youth Center.

The Aug. 31 event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at Fishtown Brewpub, 1101 Frankford Ave. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefitting the LGBT youth center.

Out in Fishtown launched last year to bring together the growing LGBT and ally residents in the river wards.

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Before PTHC, Chipolte event supports trans org.

Guests of the upcoming Philadelphia Trans Health Conference and their supporters are invited to a fundraising event from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 6 at Chipotle, 1200 Walnut St.

The effort is being organized by Point of Pride, which provides services for transgender individuals around the country, including a surgery fund. Fifty-percent of food sales during the event will be donated to Point of Pride. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Point of Pride staffer Aydian Dowling and learn about the organization’s programs.

Philly AIDS Thrift to stage annual block party

Philly AIDS Thrift, which donates its proceeds to local HIV/AIDS causes, is celebrating its 12th anniversary with a block party.

The festivities will be held from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the store, 710 S. Fifth St. New this year is a beer and wine garden, with drinks from Whetstone Tavern. The event will feature food trucks, games, a dunk tank, magicians, music and more.

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