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Welcome 2021 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference!

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Although we can’t meet in person this year, the staff and volunteers at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room have been busy preparing these inclusive and thought provoking recommendations for all of your needs. Please take a moment to browse these lists:

21 Reads for Pride 2021

Get ready for pride with this mix of new releases, and some things from this year you might have missed!

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

ADULT NONFICTION

ADULT FICTION

New Releases Spring 2021

LGBTQ Books for Black History Month 2021

Order Your 2021 LGBT Calendars from PAT @ Giovanni’s Room

Look even more forward to 2021 with these LGBT and feminist calendars! Click on any of the links below to order directly through Philly Aids Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room.

It’s Showtime!

Help us celebrate Philly AIDS Thrift’s 15 Year Anniversary with a Drive-In screening of BEETLEJUICE at PSF Drive-In at the Navy Yard!
We couldn’t think of a better way to honor this milestone (AND our favorite holiday…Halloween) than to partner with the folks at the Philadelphia Film Society, to present a fun, safe way to celebrate the years we’ve loved and served the community.

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Start time: 
7pm (lot opens at 6pm)

$30 Per Car Purchase Tickets Here: http://filmadelphia.org/events/philly-aids-thrift-beetlejuice/

In addition to the film there will be Treats, Food Trucks & Prizes. And you never can tell…maybe even Beetlejuice himself?

We look forward to seeing you there! Xoxo

FAQ’s

Can I purchase a ticket on site?
No. ONLINE SALES ONLY. Operations will be check-in only, no box office sales at all will be conducted on site.

When will the lot open?
Drive-In will open 1 hour before listed showtimes.

What should I bring with me?
Please make sure to have a your confirmation email and/or printed ticket – and that of all the passengers in your car – with you for check in.

What about the weather?
All screenings are rain or shine unless weather is determined to be too dangerous by management.

What if the show is cancelled due to weather?
We have a rain-date of Tues, November 10th

Will there be restrooms?The site does have restrooms. Attendees must obey postings at the restroom entrances. Capacity limits must be adhered to.

Can I bring my pet?
No pets or animals of any kind are permitted on site, except certified service animals.

Will there be concessions?
At this time, we are preparing to have Food Trucks on site.

Can I bring my own food?
Yes. But please make sure to keep your food inside your vehicle and respect the grounds of the Navy Yard.

Do I have to wear a mask?
When outside the vehicle, attendees must wear a mask at all times.

How will I hear the movie audio?
Tune to 89.9 FM on your radio for the movie audio.

Audio is also available through the ListenEverywhere app. Guests can log onto the PFS DI wifi to download the app.

Can I sit outside my car?
No. Following the City-approved safety guideline – all attendees are required to remain in their vehicles at all times unless using the restroom.

Is it drive-in only or can I walk in and sit social distance?
This is a cars only drive-in.

How do I get to the Drive-In at the Navy Yard?
For GPS: Input “League Island Blvd & Admiral Peary Way” as the destination, or use the following directions from South Broad Street:
Enter the Navy Yard via Broad Street entrance.
Travel 0.7 mi to the end of Broad Street, then make left onto Admiral Peary Way.
In approx. 0.5 mi, you will see the Drive-In movie theater, just past the intersection of Admiral Peary Way & League Island Blvd.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email phillyaidsthrift@aol.com !

queerbook is out now!

We are so excited to announce our debut anthology! queerbook is the culmination of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room’s first-ever writing contest. We are proud to present queerbook as a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from members of our store’s community from all over the world.

Featuring over 30 writers, as well as an introduction from one of the founders of Giovanni’s Room, this book reflects our pasts, presents, and futures. It is a snapshot of our current moment — our hopes, dreams and fears in a quickly changing world. Copies are available in store and online at https://www.queerbooks.com/product/queerbook. $14.99 + tax

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