Here's an event that might interest you if you're in Philadelphia today.
To honor the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, LGBTs and allies will gather in the Gayborhood next week for a day of volunteer activities benefiting a number of area organizations. William Way LGBT Community Center will serve as home base for the Team Bayard event, noon-5 p.m. Jan. 20, which will pay tribute to out civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin, an associated of King.
The event will begin at the center, 1315 Spruce St., with registration from noon-12:30 p.m., where volunteers can sign up for various service projects.
The event was cultivated by several community leaders, including GO!Athletes executive director Anna Aagenes and community activist Anthony Fluellen. According to Aagenes, organizers reached out to Global Citizen 365, the host of the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service, to generate ideas on what the LGBT community could do to contribute to the day.
Aagenes said the service projects will involve everything from writing letters to inmates with Hearts on A Wire to helping GALAEI organize its hygiene-kit donations to a clothing drive for Philly AIDS Thrift to cleaning up the streets in the Gayborhood.
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