News and events from the William Way LGBT Community Center
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January 31, 2020
Pic of the week: Huge congratulations to our Director of Programs, Celena Morrison, for being named Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs new Executive Director! Read more here
What's ahead:
Speaking Out for Equality is an online exhibit produced by the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives that tells the courageous story of LGBT civil rights in the courts and in the streets.


Our Stories: Across Generations

Saturday, 2/8, 1-3pm
Hosted by Qunify
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave

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Come young and old! For this “Our Stories”, we’re focusing on how we understand and communicate our identities and how the experience of queerness has shifted throughout recent generations. Community members from four living generations will share their experiences as members of the lgbtq+ community and how they feel those experiences have changed over time or been impacted by their age group. The event will provide an opportunity for dialogue with folks from Gen Z through to the Boomer generation. Everyone is welcome!

Philly LGBTQ History Group: LGBTQ Youth—As Seen on TV

Sunday, 2/9, 12-2pm
William Way
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What was it like to be a young LGBTQ person in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s, and how have things changed today? This talk looks at the evolving lives of LGBTQ youth in the United States, using clips from TV sitcoms and dramas as a jumping-off point.

Steven Capsuto began researching sexual-minority images on television in 1987 while volunteering with a lesbian and gay crisis hotline. Since 1990, he has given video-illustrated lectures in dozens of cities about televised LGBTQ portrayals. The first edition of his book Alternate Channels was a semifinalist for what is now the Stonewall Book Award.

From the 1980s to 2000s, Steven oversaw the GLBT Library/Archives of Philadelphia (first the library and later the archives). He has served as a historical consultant or researcher on documentaries such as After Stonewall, TV Revolution, and The Question of Equality, and for the 2020 documentary series Visible: Out on Television.

No Mo' Sexual FOMO

Thursday, 2/13, 7-11pm
Ruba Club, 416 Green St. 

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Lots of comics talk about sexual mishaps, mistakes and mayhem in their routines. Good humor is based on all the great sex and pleasure we miss out on. But what if comics could go back and see how things could have gone if they - and their partners and families - had better information and education about sex?

Join us as Philly’s most fabulous sexpert, Kit Ten, gives comics the chance to go back and redo their worst moments, so next time, they won’t MISS OUT.

$1 of every ticket purchased goes to the William Way. 

Dante Austin Legacy Fundraiser

Saturday, 2/15, 7PM
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Join us for a night dedicated to the legacy of Dante Austin. Dante was an avid fan of Philadelphia’s drag scene and we will celebrate him with some of the City’s best performers. All proceeds and donations benefit a scholarship fund in support of LGBTQ+ individuals who continue to strive for social justice. Learn more about Dante Austin and order your tickets below!

Hosted By: Sasha Mala & Iris Spectre

With Performances By:

Asia Monroe
Volkie Versace
Paula Deen-White

Guest bartender is Amber Hikes!

PFP Intergenerational Play Date at JCAA

Saturday, 2/15, 10:30am-12:30pm
John C Anderson Apartments, 251 South 13th St.
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The John C Anderson Apartments are the LGBTQ-friendly senior living apartments in Philadelphia. Join Philly Family Pride and William Way in their community room for an intergenerational play date. We'll have healthy snacks, games, Valentine's Day crafts, Legos and lots of fun.

2nd Annual Chili Cookoff

Sunday, 3/1, 1-4pm
William Way

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Do you have an awesome chili recipe or do you enjoy eating chili?
If you answer YES to either question, join us for our Coia/Gildea "house party" to benefit the William Way LGBT Community Center.

CONTESTANTS - Twenty chili recipes will be accepted for entry into the contest. Traditional chili and meatless chili are the categories.
Sign up ASAP to be entered. Email Allison at for details.

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