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New bar to give back

The Gayborhood’s newest LGBT club recently announced the launch of a weekly event to benefit area nonprofits.

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St., began its Community Thursdays June 24, with all proceeds from the $5 cover going to benefit the William Way LGBT Community Center. The next event, on July 1, will fund the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, and future beneficiaries include agencies such as Mazzoni Center, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Traverse Arts Project and Women of Hope.

The $5 cover includes an open bar with well drinks from 9-10 p.m. Throughout the night, Tabu will also offer $2-you-call-its, $3 sweet-tea vodka drinks and $4 Long Island iced teas.

For more information, visit or call (215) 964-9675.

Scholarships for LGBT high school

The GLBTQ Online High School, spearheaded locally by the Educational Justice Coalition, recently announced several scholarships for prospective local students.

The EJC secured private funding that will assist up to 16 students in taking math and science courses at the school, which launched earlier this year as the world’s first online LGBT educational venue.

Eligible recipients must be GLBTQ Philadelphia residents ages 14-24 who are seeking a high-school diploma.

The students must be able to meet onsite at EJC’s Center City offices once a week.

Interested students must submit an application form, a letter of recommendation and an official or unofficial transcript, and answer two of four essay questions.

For more information or to obtain an application, call (215) 985-6757 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Celebrate freedom at the center

The William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., will host a Fourth of July Potluck from 1-4 p.m. on Independence Day.

The center will offer summer-style food and backyard games.

For more information, call (215) 732-2220.

— Jen Colletta

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