December 11, 2020
Pullover Hoodie from the WWCC Pride Shop
Look inside this newsletter for more gift and fashion ideas from the new William Way Community Center Pride Shop.
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.

We apologize for a typographical errors last week, when our newest staff member, Darius McLean, was inadvertantly listed a few times as Darius McClean.

Show your support for the William Way Center and make your holiday gift giving a joy by shopping at the new online Pride Shop at the William Way.

There are official face masks, hoodies, t-shirts and pronoun mugs, so there's a perfect gift for all your loved ones (and yourself)!

Visit the Pride Shop today, right here.
Dec 15, 2020 - 6:30 pm
This Town Hall will provide a forum for an honest, factual discussion between the community, health care providers, along with representatives from the CoVPN faith initiative and Philadelphia’s faith communities and representation from Congressman representing Philadelphia.

This episode will provide information about the vaccines soon to be approved for distribution; discuss community concerns about being vaccinated, and how community concerns and government distribution plans affect Black communities in Philadelphia.

We will also share information about the COVID-19 vaccine research studies being conducted in Philadelphia. This is an opportunity for the community to share their voices, “what we-community” need to hear from government representatives, and have their questions answered about COVID-19 and vaccine research.

Registration here.
TOGETHER APART: Holidays with Voices of Pride
December 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm
This winter, join Voices of Pride from the comfort of your home for Together Apart, a virtual concert & fundraiser featuring three seasonal choral pieces rehearsed and recorded remotely, highlights from our 2018 live performance of Handel’s Messiah, and a variety of individual and small-group pieces and poems performed by our members.

The concert will stream Saturday, December 12th, starting at 8pm on our YouTube channel. In order to make the concert as accessible as possible, there are no tickets required. However, we encourage you to donate what you can so we can continue to make beautiful music, whether together or apart.

Click here to donate:
YouTube Channel:
Dr. Linda Spooner, JD, MD
Sunday, December 13, 3:00-4:00 pm

We're super excited about the upcoming reconigtion of our esteemed Award recipients Domonique Revere and Kendall Stephens! Please join us for a wonderful virtual Award Ceremony including special guest Speaker and Performer!

The Scholarship is awarded to individuals who represent the concept and practice of resilience through the examples they set for others. Awardees have utilized resilience to overcome bullying through personal example, education, or leadership development. They may have experienced bullying directly, or helped someone else by lending their strength and resilience to someone who needed it.

Simply contact us to register for event:
EI 10
December 15, 1:30-3:00 pm

The LGBT Elder Initiative is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary this year to commemorate a decade of work in support of our LGBT older adult communities in the Greater Philadelphia region!

You can register for "LGBT Aging Advocacy," the third and last part of EI's anniversary speaker series, here.

We know many in our LGBTQ+ communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the staff at the William Way LGBT Community Center are here to serve you.

We are continuing to provide social groups, educational programming, counseling and support services, art exhibits, and cultural experiences—all virtually.

Here's what's going on at the Center now:…/…/yes-we-are-open-for-you-virtually

Queer Writers Collective

Do you have something to say? Do you want to workshop your writing with others in the community? Our monthly writing workshops and discussions are designed to help foster queer voices via the written word.

The next Zoom meeting:
December 19, 2020 - 2:15-5:00 pm

Zoom link:

We are so excited that Peer Counseling is operating again, and we hope you can help spread the word.

Peer Counseling is available Monday-Friday, from 6 pm to 9 pm. We offer confidential one-on-one counseling over the phone or videoconferencing, referrals to resources, and information on a variety of issues including organizations, support groups, therapists and more. 

Peer Counseling is completely free with no appointment required. Simply call during our operating hours and say your first name or “Peer Counseling” at the prompt. During the pandemic, we can be reached at our temporary number: 267-416-0451

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TransWay Online

TransWay is a diverse weekly social group for the transgender and gender nonconforming community, providing a space where what is often a disenfranchised and marginalized segment of the community can find commonality and support.

Transway meets via Zoom every Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome!

For access to the weekly Zoom events, join the TransWay Facebook group. 
MorningsOut is a social and educational discussion group for GBT men over 50. It's one of the oldest and most successful programs of the William Way Center. MorningsOut began 15 years ago with about two dozen members and now boasts an active email list of over 400.

MorningsOut meets via Zoom every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am and features guest speakers and lively discussions.

For more information and to join the MorningsOut email list and the Zoom meetings, send an email to:
From art exhibitions, to knitting, to meetings, to concerts, there's always something happening at the Center!

Copyright © 2020, the William Way LGBT Community Center. All rights reserved.
We send out updates to keep members, supporters, and friends up to date on Center activities.

Our mailing address is:
William Way LGBT Center
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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