12-STEP PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
■ The Attic Youth Center: 255 S. 16th St.; 215-545-4331; atticyouthcenter.org. For LGBT and questioning youth and their friends and allies. Groups meet and activities are held from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; and 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Case management, HIV testing and smoking cessation are available Monday-Friday. See the Youth section for more events.
■ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at the University of Pennsylvania 3907 Spruce St.; 215-898-5044; firstname.lastname@example.org, Regular hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
■ Rainbow Room — Bucks County’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies Youth Center: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Salem UCC Education Building, 181 E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-957-7981 ext. 9065; email@example.com
■ William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220; www.waygay.org. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Peer counseling: 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; Library: noon-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Volunteers: New Orientation first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Anonymous, free, confidential HIV testing
Spanish/English counselors offer testing 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, 216 W Somerset St.; 215-763-8870.
AIDS Services In Asian Communities
Provides HIV-related services to Asians and Pacific Islanders at 1711 S. Broad St.; 215-629-2300.
GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization
Free, anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1207 Chestnut St., fifth floor; noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Washington West Project, 1201 Locust St.; 215-851-1822 or 866-222-3871; www.galaei.org. Spanish/English
Free HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment for Philadelphia residents available from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays (walk-in) and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays (by appointment) at Health Center No. 2, 1720 S. Broad St.; 215-685-1821.
HIV health insurance help
Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing available 11a.m-4p.m. Tuesdays at 13 S. MacDade Blvd., Suite 108, Collingdale; Medical Office Building, 722 Church Lane, Yeadon; and 630 S. 60th St.; 610-586-9077.
LGBTQ counseling and behavioral health services, HIV/AIDS care and services, case management and support groups; 21 S. 12th St., eighth floor; 215-563-0652; www.mazzonicenter.org.
Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine
Comprehensive primary health care, preventive health services, gynecology, sexual-health services and chronic-disease management, including comprehensive HIV care, as well as youth drop-in (ages 14-24) 5-7p.m. Wednesdays; 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658; www.mazzonicenter.org.
Washington West Project of Mazzoni Center
Free, anonymous HIV testing. Walk-ins welcome 9 a.m.-9 pm. Monday-Friday, 1-5p.m. Saturday; 1201 Locust St.; 215-985-9206.
■ ActionAIDS: 215-981-0088
■ AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania: 215-587-9377
■ AIDS Law Project of Southern New Jersey: 856-933-9500 ext. 221
■ AIDS Library: 215-985-4851
■ ACLU of Pennsylvania: 215-592-1513
■ AIDS Treatment fact line: 1-800-662-6080
■ Barbara Gittings Gay and Lesbian Collection at the Independence Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library: 215-685-1633
■ The COLOURS Organization Inc.: 215-851-1975
■ District Attorney LGBT Liaison: Helen "Nellie" Fitzpatrick, 215-686-9980, firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Equality Pennsylvania: 215-731-1447; www.equalitypa.org
■ Equality Forum: 215-732-3378
■ GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization: 215-851-1822
■ Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK
■ LGBT Elder Initiative: 267-546-3448; info@LGBTEI.org
■ LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK
■ Mayor’s Director of LGBT Affairs: Gloria Casarez, 215-686-2194; Gloria.Casarez@phila.gov
■ Mazzoni Center: 215-563-0652; www.mazzonicenter.org. Legal Services: 215-563-0657, 866-LGBT-LAW; email@example.com; Family & Community Medicine: 215-563-0658
■ Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833
■ Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations: 215-686-4670
■ Philadelphia Police Department liaison — Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel: 215-686-3318
■ Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee: 215-760-3686 (Rick Lombardo); firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Philly Pride Presents: 215-875-9288
■ SPARC — Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition: 717-920-9537
■ Transgender Health Action Coalition: 215-732-1207 (staffed 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, and 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
■ Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia
GALLOP holds board meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at 100 S. Broad St., Suite 1810; Gallop also provides a free referral service; 215-627-9090; www.galloplaw.org.
■ Greater Philadelphia Professional Network
Networking group for area business professionals, self-employed and business owners meets monthly in a different location throughout the city, invites speakers on various topics, partners with other nonprofits and maintains a website where everyone is invited to sign up for email notices for activities and events; www.gppn.org; 215-922-3377.
■ Independence Business Alliance
Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, providing networking, business development, marketing, educational and advocacy opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses and professionals. Visit www.IndependenceBusinessAlliance.com for information about events, programs and membership; 215-557-0190; 1717 Arch St., Suite 3370.
■ National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
The Philadelphia chapter of NLGJA, open to professionals and students, meets for social and networking events; www.nlgia.org/philly; email@example.com.
■ Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus
A regional organization dedicated to promoting gay and lesbian tourism to the Greater Philadelphia Region, holds meetings every other month on the fourth Thursday (January, March, May, July, September and the third Thursday in November), open to the public; P.O. Box 58143, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ; www.philadelphiagaytourism.com; 215-840-2039.
ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)
Meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at St. Luke and The Epiphany Church, 330 S. 13th St.; 215-386-1981; http://www.actupphilly.org.
Delaware Valley Chapter, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Seeks activists and supporters of church-state separation. Holds monthly meetings and events; www.dvau.org.
Holds a volunteer night the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., 1211 Chestnut St., Suite 605; 215-731-1447; www.equalitypa.org.
Green Party of Philadelphia
Holds general meetings the fourth Thursday of the month except August and December, 7 p.m. 215-243-7103; www.gpop.org.
Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club
Meets seasonally; www.libertycity.org.
Library Book Club
Meets to discuss a new book at 7 p.m. on third Wednesday of the month at the William Way Center.
Men On Tap
An LGBT tap group that practices year round and performs with various choirs, organizations and the Fringe Festival. Practices are every Monday night at 8p.m. at The Bike Stop, 206 . Quince St. For more information, email Dale Varga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus
Chorus rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Princeton, N.J.; 732-579-8449. http://www.njgmc.org/index.html.
Philadelphia Freedom Band
An audition-free LGBT band that does concerts and parades, rehearses Mondays 7-9:30 p.m.; www.philadelphiafreedomband.com.
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
Chorus rehearses 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 215-731-9230; email@example.com.
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Opera Club
Meets to share and listen to recordings at 6:30 p.m. on last Saturday of the month; 215 224-6995.
Philadelphia Voices of Pride
Philadelphia’s first mixed GLBT chorus rehearses 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the William Way Center; www.pvop.org.
Queer Writers Collective
Workshop and discussion group meets 4-6 p.m. on fourth Saturday of the month at the William Way Center.
Women’s Book Group
Meets 6:45 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S.12th St.
A men's social and support group meets 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Road in Media; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gay Married Men’s Association
Meets 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays at the William Way Center; 215-483-1032.
Men of All Colors Together
Meets 7:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month Sept.-Jun. at the William Way Center; 610-277-6595; www.MACT-Phila.org.
Men of Color United
A discussion/support group for gay and bisexual men of color meets from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at 112 N. Broad St., third floor; 215-496-0330.
Men’s Coming Out Group, N.J.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Pride Center of New Jersey; email@example.com.
Men of Standard
Provides a place for gay men of color 21 and older to share issues of concern. Meets 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at Camden AHEC, 514 Cooper St., Camden, N.J.; 856-963-2432.
An association of gay and bisexual fathers supporting each other meets 7:30 p.m. fourth Friday of the month at the William Way Center; 215-668-5239.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Bucks County
Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at Penns Park United Methodist Church, 2394 Second Street Pike, Penns Park; 215-348-9976.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Chester County
Meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester, 501 S. High St., West Chester; 484-354-2448.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Collingswood, N.J.
Meets 6:30-9 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Collingswood Public Library, 771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N.J.; 609-202-4622; firstname.lastname@example.orgParents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Media
Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Unitarian Universal Church, 145 Rose Tree Road. ; 610-368-2021.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Philadelphia
Meets 2-5 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at the LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania, 3907 Spruce St.; 215-572-1833.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Princeton, N.J.
Meets 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the George Thomas Room at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St.; 609-683-5155.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Wilmington, Del.
Meets 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 13th and Rodney streets; 302-654-2995.
Philadelphia Family Pride
Advocacy, support and social network for LGBT families offers play groups, monthly kids’ and teen-talk groups, activities and outings. Planning meetings are held monthly; 215-600-2864; www.phillyfamilypride.org.
Gay Bridge Club
Non-beginners group meets 1:30-4:30 Mondays at the William Way Center; reservations required. Call 215-732-2220.
Gay-friendly Scrabble Club
Meets from 6-11 p.m. in the P.I.C. Building, 42nd and Locust streets; 215-382-0789.
Gay Opera Guys of Philly
New group for opera appreciation meets the last Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in Roxborough/Andorra area; 215-483-1032.
Humboldt Society: Lesbian and Gay Naturalists
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the William Way Center; 215-985-1456; www.humboldtsociety.org.
GLBT square dance club, modern Western square dancing. Monthly open house. Tuesday classes in the fall; Lutheran Church, 2111 Sansom St.; email@example.com; www.independencesquares.org.
Male Oenophile Group
Male group forming to discuss, appreciate and taste various wines. Will meet once a month to investigate the nuances and glories of the fermented grape. Call 267-230-6750 for more information.
Mornings OUT LGBT Senior Social
Activities for senior gay men are held every Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the William Way Center.
Philadelphia’s LGBT outdoor group meets for hikes in Wissahickon Valley and Valley Forge Park; Philaventures.org
LGBT Bridge Group
Congenial group meets monthly for supper and to play bridge on a Monday at 6:30 p.m. Members rotate serving as host. New players welcome. For information, call Tony at 215-732-1020.
Arch Street United Methodist Church
Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at 55 N Broad St., youth/ adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. prayer service 215-568-6250.
Open and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 5091 N. Dupont Hwy, Suite D, Dover, Del.; 302-734-9350.
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Church
Holds services at 10:15 a.m. at 2040 Street Road, Warrington; 215-343-0406.
Calvary United Methodist Church
Reconciling, welcoming and affirming church holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 801 S. 48th St.; 215-724-1702.
Central Baptist Church
Welcoming and affirming church holds services 10:45 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:30 a.m, at 106 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-688-0664.
Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church
Services 11 a.m. and Spirit at Play, an arts-based Sunday school for children, at 9:30 a.m. at 8812 Germantown Ave.; 215-242-9321.
Church of the Crucifixion
Inclusive Episcopal community holds services 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Fridays at 620 S. Eighth St.; 215-922-1128.
Church of the Epiphany
A welcoming parish in the Episcopal tradition. Services are held on Sundays at 8 a.m. (no music) and at 10 a.m. (with music) at 209 S. 3rd St., Royersford, PA; www.EpiphanyStar.net.
Church of the Holy Trinity
Inclusive church holds services 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays at 1904 Walnut St.; 215-567-1267.
Dignity Jersey Shore
An organization for sexual-minority Catholics meets the first Saturday of the month in Asbury Park. For time and location, call 732-502-0305.
Dignity Metro NJ
An organization for sexual-minority Catholics meets 4 p.m. first and third Sundays of the month at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, N.J.; 973-509-0118.
Holds Mass 7 p.m. Sundays at 330 S. 13th St.; 215-546-2093; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drexel Hill Baptist Church
Non-judgmental Christian congregation affiliated with American Baptist Churches of the USA holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 4400 State Road, Drexel Hill; 610-259-2356; www.dhbaptist.com.
Emanuel Lutheran Church
Reconciling in Christ congregation meets 10:30 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:30 a.m., New and Kirkpatrick streets, New Brunswick, N.J.; 732-545-2673; www.emmanuelnb.org.
Lesbian and gay Christian counseling; 215-860-7445.
First Baptist Church
Welcoming and affirming church holds prayer services 10:30 a.m. Sundays and community worship 11:30 a.m. at 123 S. 17th St.; 215-563-3853.
First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne
Welcoming church holds services at 10 a.m. Sundays at 140 N. Lansdowne Ave.; 610-622-0800; www.lansdownepresbyterianchurch.com.
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
A liberal, welcoming and diverse congregation that affirms the dignity of all. Sunday services 10 a.m., 2125 Chestnut St.; 215-563-3980; www.firstuu-philly.org.
The First United Church of Germantown
A sexual-minority-affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m, summer services 11a.m., Sundays at 6001 Germantown Ave.; lunch follows; 215-438-3077.www.fumcog.org.
Grace Epiphany Church
A welcoming and diverse Episcopal congregation in Mt. Airy which holds a services 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 224 E. Gowen Ave., Mt. Airy; 215-248-2950. www.grace-epi.org
Holy Communion Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Reconciling in Christ congregation worships Sundays at 9 a.m. at 2111 Sansom St. and 11 a.m. at 2110 Chestnut St. in the main sanctuary; 215-567-3668; www.lc-hc.org.
Imago Dei Metropolitan Community Church
Sexual-minority congregation worships at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 1223 Middletown Road (Route 352), Glen Mills; 610-358-1716; www.ImagoDeiMCC.org.
Living Water United Church of Christ
An open and affirming congregation that meets for worship 11 a.m. on Sundays; 6250 Loretto Ave,; 267-388-6081; www.lwucc.org.
Reconstructionist Synagogue committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community meets at Calvary Center, 801 S. 48th St.; 215-764-6364; www.kol-tzedek.org.
Mainline Unitarian Church
Holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon; 610-688-8332; www.mluc.org.
Maple Shade Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ
Affirming congregation open to all sexual orientations and gender identities holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 45 N. Forklanding Road, Maple Shade, N.J.; 856-779-7739; mapleshadeucc.org.
Metropolitan Community Church
Holds services 10:45 a.m. Sundays at the Pride Center of New Jersey; 732-823-2193; mccctl.com.
Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia
Holds services 1 p.m. Sundays at the University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 3637 Chestnut St.; 215-294-2020;www.mccphiladelphia.com.
Old First Reformed Church
Open and affirming United Church worships 10 a.m. at 151 N. Fourth St.; 215-922-4566; www.oldfirstucc.org.
Penns Park United Methodist Church
Welcoming and affirming church holds services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 2394 Second Street Pike, Penns Park;215-598-7601.www.gbgm-umc.org/pennsparkumc/.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Progressive and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays with Holy Eucharist at 3723 Chestnut St.; 215-386-0234; www.philadelphiacathedral.org.
Rainbow Buddhist Meditation Group
Meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at the William Way Center.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting worships at 11 a.m. summer services 10a.m., Sundays at 1515 Cherry St.; 215-241-7000; email@example.com
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 620 Welsh Road, Horsham; 215-646-2597.
Holds services 10 a.m. Sundays followed by a group discussion at 2800 Silverside Road, Wilmington, Del.; 302-478-5921; www.silversidechurch.org.
St. Asaph's Church
Inclusive and progressive Episcopal Church holds services 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:15 a.m., at 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-0966; www.saintasaphs.org.
St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Reconciling in Christ congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 24 N. Ridge Ave., Ambler; 215-646-2451; www.stjohnsambler.org.
St. Luke and The Epiphany Church
Open and welcoming church holds liturgy 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays, summer services 10 a.m., 330 S. 13th St.; 215-732-1918; www.stlukeandtheepiphany.org.
St. Mary of Grace Parish
Inclusive church in the Catholic tradition celebrates Mass 6 p.m. Sundays in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media; 610-566-1393; www.inclusivecatholics.org.
St. Mary’s Church
Diverse and inclusive Episcopal church celebrates the Eucharist 11 a.m. Sundays at 3916 Locust Walk; 215-386-3916; www.stmarysatpenn.org.
St. Paul Episcopal Church
Welcoming and inclusive church holds services 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 89 Pinewood Drive, Levittown; 215-688-1796; www.stpaullevittown.org.
Tabernacle United Church
Open and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 3700 Chestnut St.; 215-386-4100; www.tabunited.org.
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
Sunday worship with nursery care, 10:30 a.m; Fourth Thursday of the month contemporary worship with Communion at 7 p.m.; 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515; trinityphiladelphia.org. 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515; www.trinityphiladelphia.org
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County
Welcoming congregation holds services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m., summer services 10:30 a.m., at 145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media. Interweave, a group for LGBT parishioners and allies, meets at noon the first Sunday of the month; 610-566-4853; www.uucdc.org.
Unitarian Society of Germantown
Welcoming congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 6511 Lincoln Dr; 215-844-1157; www.usguu.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill
Holds services 10:15 a.m.; Interweave, a group of LGBT Unitarians and their allies, also meets at 401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, N.J.; 856-667-3618.www.uucch.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration
Welcoming congregation holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 6900 Stenton Ave.; 215-247-2561; www.uurestoration.us.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, South Jersey Shore
Holds services 10 a.m. Sundays in Galloway Township, N.J.; 609-965-9400;www.uucsjs.org.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown
Holds services 10:30 a.m. at 1565 S. Keim St., Pottstown; 610-327-2662.www.uupottstown.org.
United Christian Church
Open, affirming and welcoming congregation holds services 10:15 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:15 a.m., at 8525 New Falls Road, Levittown; 215-946-6800.
Unity Fellowship Church of Philadelphia
Diverse, affirming LGBT congregation holds services 2 p.m. Sundays at 55 N. Broad St.;215-240-6106.
University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
Welcoming congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 3637 Chestnut St. preceded by “Adult Forum: Sundays” at 9:30; 215-387-2885; www.uniphila.org.
Meets for Tuesday and Thursday practice at 8 p.m. Greenfield Park, West Chester; www.brandywinerugby.org.
City of Brotherly Love Softball League
LGBT softball league serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Games are played Sundays, beginning in April, in Fairmount Park; 215-462-2575; www.cblsl.org.; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running club meets Saturday mornings at 9:30 for a run and brunch. Lloyd Hall, No. 1 Boathouse Row; www.philadelphiafrontrunners.org.
Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club
LGBT and allied soccer club; plays 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. at Edgeley Fields in Fairmount Park; www.falcons-soccer.org.
Philadelphia Fins Swim Team
Male and female swimmers meets 7 p.m. Mondays, through Thursdays at Friends Select School and Sundays at Kelly Pool in Fairmount Park; www.philadelphia-fins.org.
Philadelphia Gay Bowling League
Meets 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept.-Apr. at Brunswick Zone, 1328 Delsea Drive, Deptford, N.J.; 856-889-1434; Contact thie group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Philadelphia-Gay-Bowling-League/
Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League
League seeks players; games played Saturdays 10 a.m. at Columbus Square Park, 12th and Wharton Sts, www.phillyflagfootball.com.
Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club
Seeks players, all skill levels welcome; meets 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Columbus Square Park, 1200 Wharton St.; 215-913-7531; www.phiadelphiagryphons.org; email@example.com.
Philadelphia Liberty Belles
Women’s semi-pro full-tackle football league holds fall tryouts; www.phillybelles.com.
Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association
Plays year-round, all skill levels welcome.www.philadelphialibertytennis.com.
Women’s football team seeks players; philadelphiafirebirds.org.
Philadelphia Women's Baseball League
League seeks players, all skill levels and ages welcome. Practice is Thursdays 7 p.m. at Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 17th and Fitzwater streets, with games on Sundays 2:30 p.m.; phillywomensbaseball.com; contact Narda Quigley; (day) 215-991-5995 or (evening) 301-919-1194.
Philly Gay Hockey Association
Philadelphia Phury seeks players; 917-656-1936; firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT bicycling club promotes organized recreational riding for all levels in the Greater Philadelphia region. Contact the organization via Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Philly-QCycle/123736580984423
Rainbow Riders of the Delaware Valley
Motorcycle club meets regularly; 215-836-0440; www.groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowridersdv/
Gay and lesbian bowling league meets 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Boulevard Lanes in NE Philadelphia; www.rainbowrollers.com.
Spartan Wrestling Club
The gay wresting team meets 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m-noon Saturdays (no August practice) at the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St.; 215-732-4545; www.phillyspartans.com.
Suburban Gay Bowling League
Bowls at 8 p.m. Thursdays from August-April at Facenda-Whitaker Lanes, 2912 Swede Road, Norristown; email@example.com.
The umbrella group under which the various gay and lesbian sports teams and individual athletes in the Delaware Valley come together to provide a healthy outlet for all members of the community. www.teamphiladelphia.org
A drop-in support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum meets 6 p.m. Thursdays at 21 S. 12th St., eighth floor; 215-563-0652 ext. 235.
Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine
Primary healthcare and specialized transgender services in a safe, professional, non-judgmental environment, 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658.
People of color support group for transmen, FTMs, butches, studs, agressives, bois, genderqueer and all female-born individuals with gender questions meets 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, second floor, 1201 Locust St.; 215-834-9063; www.tmanphilly.com
Transhealth Programming Committee
Meetings are at 5 p.m. second and last Sundays of the month at the William Way Center.
Transhealth Information Project
Sponsors a weekly drop-in center from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at 1207 Chestnut St., fifth floor; 215-851-1822.
Transgender Health Action Coalition
Peer trans health-advocacy organization. 215-732-1207; www.critpath.org/thac
FTM support group meets 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Friday of the month at the William Way Center; first hour is open; second hour is for people assigned female at birth who have gender issues; 267-250-1548.
Young, Trans and Unified
Support group for transgender and questioning individuals ages 13-23 meets from 7:15-8:30 p.m. every Thursday at The Attic Youth Center; 215-545-4331.
Hanging Out With Lesbians
A group based in central Pennsylvania that organizes activities such as concerts, camping, golf, picnics, hikes, plays and game nights in nonsmoking environments; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/howlofpa/.
Lesbian Community of Delaware Valley
Social group holds monthly meetings and activities for gay women of all ages in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LCDV/
Lesbian Couples Dining Group of Montgomery County
Mt. Airy Lesbian Social Club
For lesbians in the Philadelphia area ages 35-plus; www.meetup.com/mtairylesbiansocial/.
Social group for women in their 20s meets weekly; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queerconnections/.
Sistah 2 Sistah
A social/support group for lesbian youth of color, ages 13-24. The group offers weekly social events, open discussion and monthly movie/discussions, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 112 N. Broad St. third Floor; 215-496-0330.
Women Coming Out Support Group
Women who consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning and are at any stage of the coming-out process are welcome. Ages 18 and over. Meets first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Center of NJ.
40 Acres of Change
Discussion group for teen and young adults meets 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at The COLOURS Organization Inc., 112 N. Broad St., 11th floor; 215-496-0330.
A group for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth that meets during the school year; sponsored by AIDS Delaware, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 315, Wilmington, Del. Call 1-800-810-6776 for more details.
GLBT Group of Hunterdon County
Social and support groups for youth, teens and young adults, as well as parents and family members; meetings at North County Branch Library, 65 Halstead St. in Clinton, N.J., and announced at www.glbtofhunterdoncountyofnj.com; 908-300-1058.
For GLBT, intersex, questioning, queer and allied youth ages 14-20; meets 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem; 610-868-2153.
A safe-space support program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays at 21 Wiggins St., Princeton, N.J. Call Connie at 609-683-5155 (day); www.hitops.org
Main Line Youth Alliance
Meets from 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays at 106 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-688-1861; firstname.lastname@example.org
For youth with GLBTQ parents. Monthly programs for ages 8-16, family programs and parent coffee groups. Residential program offered in August; 1315 Spruce St.; 215-772-1107.
PRYSM Youth Group
For ages 14-20; meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the PRYSM Youth Center, 126 East Baltimore Pike, Media; 610-357-9948;www.prysmyouthcenter.org.
Rainbow Room — Bucks County’s LGBTQ and Allies Youth Center
For ages 14-21; meets 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Doylestown Planned Parenthood, The Atrium, Suite 2E, 301 S. Main St., Doylestown; 215-957-7981; email@example.com
Space to be Proud, Open, and Together
Open to all LGBTQ queer youth and allies, ages 14-21, the SPOT meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Planned Parenthood of Chester County’s West Chester office, 8 S. Wayne St., West Chester; 610-692-1770.
Young, Trans and Unified
A support group for transgender and questioning youth ages 13-23 meets 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the The Attic Youth Center.
You’re Not Alone
A group for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth that meets during the school year; sponsored by AIDS Delaware, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 315, Wilmington. Call 800-810-6776 for more details.
Youth Making a Difference
For GLBTQ African-American and Latino youth ages 14-24. Meets 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Camden AHEC, 514 Cooper St., Camden, N.J.; 856-963-2432.
AIDS Law Project
Provides free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and sponsors free monthly seminars on work and housing; 1211 Chestnut St., Suite 600; 215-587-9377; www.aidslawpa.org
Bisexual Social Support Group
A group open to all bisexual, bi-curious and bi-friendly people meets 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Pride Center of New Jersey.
Philadelphia area social and support network for bisexuals, their family members and friends meets the second Friday of every other month at the William Way Center; www.biunity.org
Planning meetings 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the United Church of Christ, 300 Main St., Newark, Del.; 302-265-3020. www.delawarepride.org
Delaware Valley Pink Pistols
For LGBT people dedicated to legal, safe and responsible use of firearms for self-defense; meets 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Classic Indoor Range, 1310 Industrial Blvd., Southhampton; 610-879-2364; www.pinkpistols.org
Friday Feast and Fun
Dinner hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. second Friday of the month, 24 N. Ridge Ave., Ambler.
Haverford College’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance
Open meetings 10-11 p.m. Mondays during the school year in the lounge in Jones Basement at Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave.; 610-896-4938.
Lesbians and Gay Men of New Brunswick
A social, educational and potluck group meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Pride Center of New Jersey.
Long Yang Club Philadelphia
Social organization for gay Asians and their friends holds monthly socials; www.longyangclub.org/philadelphia
Men and Women for Human Excellence
Support group meets from noon-2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at 26th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue; 267-273-3513; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Night Out
A casual social networking party of LGBT professionals, allied communities, friends and colleagues meets in a different Philadelphia hot spot each month. To receive monthly event invitations, send e-mail to OurNightOutPhilly@gmail.com
Philadelphia Bar Association Legal Advice
Offered from 5-8 p.m. on third Wednesday of the month; 215-238-6333.
Philadelphia Prime Timers
Club for mature gay and bisexual men and their admirers meets regularly; email@example.com
Club for leather men and women meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month at The Pit at The Bike Stop, 201 S. Quince St. www.philadelphiansmc.org
Rainbow Amateur Radio Association
ARRL-affiliated, weekly HF nets, quarterly newsletter; www.rara.org.
Rock ’n’ Roll Queer Bar Party
A party for gay and lesbian rockers with host Psydde Delicious starts 10 p.m. every first Sunday at Fluid, 613 S. Fourth St.; www.RocknRollQueerBar.com
Social and educational group for gays and lesbians 50 and older meets from 3-5 p.m. on fourth Sunday of the month at the William Way Center.
Meets monthly for queer/queer-friendly folks in Southern Jersey to mix and mingle. Search for SNJ Queers on Facebook; contact Wendy at 856-375-3708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
12-STEP PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
Pennsylvania Al-Anon Alateen Family Groups
Events, meeting times and locations at www.pa-al-anon.org
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Meets daily 8:30-9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m-midnight and 11 a.m.-noon at the William Way Center.
Acceptance meets at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays at Episcopal Church, 22nd and Spruce streets.
Beginnings meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1201 Locust St.; 215-563-0663 ext. 282.
Community meets at 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Holy Communion Church, 2111 Sansom St. Gay and lesbian, but all are welcome.
Living Sober meets at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at the William Way Center.
No other Way Out meets 11 a.m. Sunday at the William Way Center.
Night Owl meets 11:30 p.m. daily at the William Way Center.
Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Beginners meeting meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2212 Spruce St.
Stepping Stone meets 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the William Way Center.
Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. daily at Washington West Project, 1201 Locust St; 215-985-9206.
Ties That Bind Us is a 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for the BDSM, leather and alternative sexuality community. Meetings are held from 7:30-9 p.m. in South Philadelphia. For location, call 800-581-7883.
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
Meets 7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the William Way Center.
Meets 7-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the William Way Center.
Pink and Blues, a free peer-run mental health support group for LGBT people, meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Luke and The Epiphany Church, 330 S. 13th St.; 215-627-0424.
Survivors of Suicide Inc. meets 7:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of the month at 3535 Market St., Room 2037; 215-545-2242; phillysos.tripod.com
Survivors of Suicide Inc., Chester County meets at 7:30 p.m. on second Wednesday of the month at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Willistown Room, Medical Office Building; 215-545-2242; phillysos.tripod.com
Strength In Numbers
Positive Brothers, a support group for men of color living with HIV/AIDS, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1201 Chestnut St., 15th floor; 215-496-0330.
A support group for HIV-positive men and women meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at BEBASHI — Transition to Hope, 1217 Spring Garden St., first floor; 215-769-3561.www.bebashi.org
“Pozitive Light HIV/AIDS Support Ministry,” presented by Unity Fellowship of Christ Church Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Ministry and Girard Avenue Pharmacy, meets 5-7 p.m. at 112 N. Broad St., first-floor group room; 267-481-5085; email@example.com.
Encuentros, a group for HIV-negative Latino men who have sex with men, meets 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1201 Locust St.
“Feast Incarnate,” a weekly ministry for people affected by HIV/AIDS, begins at 5 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St. Bible study follows at 6 p.m.; 215- 387-2885.
A support group for people recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mazzoni Center.
Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program’s Voice It Sistah, a support group for HIV-positive women, meets at 11 a.m. every first and third Tuesday at YOACAP, 1207 Chestnut St., Suite 315; 215-851-1898.
AIDS Services in Asian Communities’ weekly volunteer work group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at 340 N. 12th St., Suite 205; 215-629-2300.
Project Teach, a peer-education and empowerment program for people living with HIV/AIDS, will meet from 3-5 p.m. at Philadelphia Fight, 1233 Locust St.
A support group for HIV-positive men and women will meet from 6-8 p.m. at BEBASHI — Transition to Hope, 1217 Spring Garden St.; 215-769-3561.
Diversity, an HIV/AIDS support group for all infected or affected, meets from 7-9 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55. N. Broad St.; call Zak, 215-848-4380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AIDS Delaware’s You’re Not Alone youth support group meets during the school year. Call 1-800-810-6776 for time and location.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Open meeting, Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 7 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital, 245 N. 15th St.; call Troy for floor/room number, 215-514-3065; www.oa.org
Meetings are 11 a.m.-noon Sunday at the William Way Center.
Substance Abuse – Risk Assessment; day and evening hours; 215-563-0663 ext. 282.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLA)
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.; 302-542-3279.
Safe space to meet and discuss substance abuse problems with office in William Way Center.