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12-step programs and support groups Al-Anon ■

Pennsylvania Al-Anon Alateen Family Groups: Events, meeting times and locations at

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) ■ Acceptance meets 7:30 p.m. Fridays and

Mondays at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 22nd and Spruce streets.

■ Community meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at Holy

Communion Church, 2111 Sansom St. Gay and lesbian, but all are welcome.

■ GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7

p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 100 W. Windsor St., Reading; 610-374-7914.

■ Living Sober meets 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

■ No Other Way Out meets 11 a.m. Sundays

at William Way.

■ Night Owl meets 11:30 p.m. daily at the

William Way.

■ Sober and Gay meets 8:30 p.m. Sunday-

Friday at William Way.

■ Young People’s AA meets 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays at St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-735-1416.

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) ■ Meets 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at William Way.

Mental-Health Support ■ 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.; 215627-0424.

■ Survivors of Suicide Inc. meets 7:30 p.m.

the first Tuesday of the month at 3535 Market St., Room 2037 and the second Wednesday at Paoli Memorial Hospital, 225 W. Lancaster Ave.; 215-545-2242, www.

HIV/AIDS Mondays: ■ Positive Brothers, a self-help, support and

empowerment group for sexual-minority men of color with HIV/AIDS meets 6-8 p.m. at 1207 Chestnut St., third floor; 215-851-1975.

Tuesdays: ■ A support group for HIV-positive men and

women meets 1:30-3 p.m. at BEBASHI: Transition to Hope, 1217 Spring Garden St., first floor; 215-769-3561;

■ 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.; 215-985-3382.

■ Feast Incarnate, a weekly ministry for

people affected by HIV/AIDS, meets 5 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St.; 215-387-2885.

■ A support group for people recently

diagnosed with HIV/AIDS meets 6:30-8 p.m. at Mazzoni Center, 21 S. 12th St.; 215563-0652 ext. 235.

Wednesdays: ■ Project Teach, a peer-education and

empowerment program for people living with HIV/AIDS, meets 3-5 p.m. at Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust St.; fight. org.

Thursdays: ■ A support group for HIV-positive men

and women meets 6-8 p.m. at BEBASHI: Transition to Hope; 215-769-3561.

■ Diversity, an HIV/AIDS support group

for those infected or affected, meets from 7-9 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St.; 215-848-4380,

Saturdays: ■ AIDS Delaware’s You’re Not Alone youth

support group meets during the school year at varying times and locations; 800-8106776.

Debtors Anonymous ■ Meets 7-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at

the William Way Center.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) ■ Open meetings 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m.

Fridays at Hahnemann University Hospital, 245 N. 15th St.; 215-514-3065,

■ Meets 11 a.m.-noon at William Way.

S.A.R.A. ■ Substance Abuse – Risk Assessment, day

and evening hours; 215-563-0663 ext. 282.

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Community Bulletin Board Community centers

■ The Attic Youth Center 255 S. 16th St.; 215-545-4331, For LGBT and questioning youth and their friends and allies. Groups meet and activities are held 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. ■ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at the University of Pennsylvania 3907 Spruce St., 215-898-5044, center@dolphin. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. MondayThursday; 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.

■ 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: 215592-1513 ■ AIDS Treatment Fact line: 800662-6080 ■ Barbara Gittings Gay and Lesbian Collection at the Independence Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library: 215-685-1633 ■ The COLOURS Organization, Inc.: 215-496-0330 ■ District Attorney LGBT Liaison: Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick, 215-6869980,

■ Rainbow Room: Bucks County’s LGBTQ and Allies Youth Center Salem UCC Education Building, 181 E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-957-7981 ext. 9065, Activities held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays.

■ William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220, 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.

Key numbers

of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833

■ Equality Pennsylvania: 215731-1447;

■ Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations: 215-686-4670

■ Equality Forum: 215-732-3378

■ Police Department liaison — Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel: 215-686-3318

■ GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization: 215-8511822 ■ LGBT Elder Initiative: 267-5463448; ■ LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK ■ Mayor’s Director of LGBT Affairs: Gloria Casarez, 215-6862194;; ■ Mazzoni Center: 215-563-0652; Legal Services: 215-563-0657, 866-LGBT-LAW; Family & Community Medicine: 215-563-0658

■ Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee: 215-760-3686 (Rick Lombardo); ■ Philly Pride Presents: 215875-9288 ■ SPARC — Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition: 717-9209537 ■ Transgender Health Action Coalition: 215-732-1207 (staffed 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

■ Parents, Families and Friends

■ Meets 7:30 p.m.Thursdays at All Saints

Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.; 302-542-3279.

Health Alder Health Services provides LGBT health services on a sliding-fee scale; 100 N. Cameron St., Ste. 301 East, Harrisburg; 717233-7190 or 800-867-1550; www.alderhealth. org. Congreso de Latinos Unidos provides anonymous, free HIV testing with Spanish/English counselors, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 3439 N. Hutchinson St.; 215-763-8870 ext. 6000. HIV treatment: Free HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment for Philadelphia residents available 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays at Health Center No. 2, 1720 S. Broad St.; 215-685-1803. HIV health insurance help: Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing available at 13-19 MacDade Blvd., Suite 109, Collingdale, N.J., no appointment needed; 610-586-9077. Philadelphia FIGHT provides HIV primary care, on-site lab services, clinical trials, case management, mental-health services and support groups for people living with HIV regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, 1233 Locust St., fifth floor; 215-985-4448, www.


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.; 215763-8870. ActionAIDS Provides a range of programs for people affected by HIV/ AIDS, including case management, prevention, testing and education services at 1216 Arch St.; 215-981-0088, 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, Spanish/English HIV treatment Free HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment for Philadelphia residents are 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.; 215685-1821.

■ Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at 100 S. Broad St., Suite 1810; free referral service at 215-627-9090, ■ 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; 215-

HIV health insurance help Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing 11 a.m.-4 p.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. Mazzoni Center 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, Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine Comprehensive primary health care, preventive health services, gynecology, sexual-health services and chronicdisease management, including comprehensive HIV care, as well as youth drop-in (ages 14-24) 5-7p.m. Wednesdays; 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658. Washington West Project of Mazzoni Center Free, anonymous HIV testing. Walk-ins welcome 9 a.m.-9 pm. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 1201 Locust St.; 215-985-9206.

Professional groups 557-0190, ■ National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter of NLGJA, open to professionals and students, meets for social and networking events; www.nlgja. org/philly; ■ Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

Regional organization dedicated to promoting LGBT tourism to the Greater Philadelphia region, meetings every other month on the fourth Thursday (January, March, May, July, September and the third Thursday in November), open to the public; 215-8402039,

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