News Briefing: Dec. 8-14, 2017

Holiday drive to focus on health

A number of local groups will collaborate on a holiday drive later this month that also explores LGBT health.

The COLOURS Organization will host a conversation about sexual health from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at 1211 Chestnut St., Suite 910. The event is being staged in partnership with Beta Gamma Fraternity, Inc., and Omicron Psi Omega, Inc. Guests can access free health screenings, as well as network with other community members and enjoy refreshments.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which Beta Gamma will distribute to locals in need.

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Biz group to organize annual holiday bash

LGBT chamber of commerce Independence Business Alliance is celebrating the season with its annual holiday party 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19 at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East.

The event features an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and opportunities for networking with LGBT and ally professionals. Tickets start at $75, and no tickets will be sold at the door 

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