Team Laurent – in need of your support!

Dear hotpot!ers, We talk a lot about movement, about chosen family, about having each other’s backs. We are writing to you to make that a reality. Our friend and chosen fam, Laurent, needs our help. Laurent is a queer immigrant living in Philadelphia. More importantly, Laurent is a fierce community activist, loyal friend, and long-time member of hotpot!. Laurent was recently diagnosed with epilepsy,Continue reading “Team Laurent – in need of your support!”

Stimulus Plunge: The LGBTQ Community Pool Party and Official QFest Afterparty

Wanna support hotpot! and cool off from the heat while doing it? Join us on July 19th from 9:00pm-2:00am at the Stimulus Plunge event. Get your advance ticket using this link made specially for hotpot! Event details from Stimulus:It’s finally here! Philly’s LGBTQ community is taking over North Shore Beach Club for the hottest,Continue reading “Stimulus Plunge: The LGBTQ Community Pool Party and Official QFest Afterparty”

help hotpot! raise $650 to support API Queer and Trans Activists in need of ADA accessible housing at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

Friends and Allies, hotpot! values diversity, sustainability, and listening to all voices in our community. Every year, we are thrilled to actively participate in the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. This year Van will speak on the API trans/GNC Voices panel on Sat. June 15 with 5 other people. The fabulous Kay ( will moderate and stellar Emi Koyama (of reading “help hotpot! raise $650 to support API Queer and Trans Activists in need of ADA accessible housing at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.”

Join us Sat., May 4th @ Tabu for LICK performance benefiting hotpot!

Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque is hosting a fundraiser for hotpot!’s benefit! Please come check out an amazing show with a comic book theme that’ll be sure to entertain everyone! Saturday, May 4 @ Tabu in the heart of the gayborhood. Vixens & Vagabonds Queer & Kinky Cabaret: POW! POP! GLITTER! Saturday at 8:00pmContinue reading “Join us Sat., May 4th @ Tabu for LICK performance benefiting hotpot!”

Save the date: hotpot! holiday party Dec. 9th

Hey folks, It’s that time of year, time for hotpot!’s annual holiday party! This year it will be on December 9th from 6-9pm in West Philly. hotpot! invites or family and friends (yes, you!) to celebrate another year with us and give gratitude. We’ll have food, a cash bar, a bumpin music mix, and whiteContinue reading “Save the date: hotpot! holiday party Dec. 9th”

Sextalk with hotpot! Fundraiser!

Hello everyone! Our newest event is now live and ready for you to rsvp on Facebook! What is it, you ask? Why, a workshop about sex, of course! ===== This is a safe queer space to talk about sex beyond the basics. Bring your experiences, questions, and dirty mouths to a fun facilitated workshop aboutContinue reading “Sextalk with hotpot! Fundraiser!”

Cookies and Queers, August 1 at 7!

Cookies & queers: a hotpot baking contest fundraiser! Wednesday, August 1st 7-9 pm 12xx Lantern Square (near 12th & Pine) Philadelphia, PA 19107 $5-20 donation to go toward covering conference costs Winners will be decided by popular vote! Voting at 8:30; winners announced at 9! Competition categories: Best chocolate chip cookie Best red bean treatContinue reading “Cookies and Queers, August 1 at 7!”

Let’s share FOOD TIME with hotpot!

We are pleased to invite you to FOOD TIME with hotpot! at  Smile Cafe on these two dates: Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 17th from 5-9pm and at Sky Cafe on Tuesday, July 10th from 4-8pm. Sky Cafe is an Indonesian Restaurant with many fans, including some of hotpot!-ers and allies. FOOD TIME isContinue reading “Let’s share FOOD TIME with hotpot!”

Join hotpot! at Camden Riversharks Pride Night

UPDATE 6/21/2012 Unfortunately, Pride Night has been postponed because the city of Camden ran out of water. As they’ve said in the announcement, Pride Night has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 28th at 7:05 PM. I hope the new date will work out for people who were unable to attend tonight and we are lookingContinue reading “Join hotpot! at Camden Riversharks Pride Night”

2nd Annual Fundraiser Dinner!!

On November 18th, 2011 hotpot! threw our second annual fundraiser dinner. The fundraiser dinner’s purpose was to help members attending the Creating Change conference with travel expenses and wages lost. Over $1200 was raised, bringing us closer to our goal. hotpot! was graciously hosted at the beautiful home of Sarah Z, a fierce hotpot! allyContinue reading “2nd Annual Fundraiser Dinner!!”