January 22, 2021
Kara Mshinda (@karamshinda)
Canvas gallery wrap print, 24" x 20”, 2017

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.

Please note that starting next week, January 28th, your copy of the WWCC's News & Events will be delivered to your inbox on Thursdays instead of Fridays.
Aaron Kalinay (@aaronkalinay)
Stressed Indulgence, Glitter Guilt
The 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
2020 has been fraught with incredible challenges and loss. While  this is something unique for many, the Queer community has been through moments like this before. And so we are uniquely equipped to address  this moment. We have always redefined parameters of time and space. Our embrace of failure, resilience and resistance is our strength, creating possibilities for a new world of liberation and love.

This multigenerational show explores themes ranging from identity politics, to mental health issues, desire and history. The  overarching result is a fleshy delivery of Queer manifestation. 

Prices for works that are available for sale are listed within the captions for each artwork. 65% of each sale will go to the artist and 35% will go to the Community Center to support our arts & culture programs. If you would like to make a purchase please email John Anderies (, who will make arrangements to take your credit card information over the phone and make artwork delivery arrangements.

View the exhibition here:

Queer Writers Collective

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

The next virtual meeting on Zoom:
January 23, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm

Upcoming meetings, the 4th Saturday of every month:
February 27, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm
March 27, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm
April 24, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm
May 22, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm
June 26, 2021 - 2:30-5:00 pm

To receive the Zoom meeting link and join the Queer Writers Collective mailing list, email

Show your support for the William Way Center 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.

It's WAY GAY approved!

Visit the Pride Shop today, right here.
Peer Counseling is available Monday-Friday, from 6 pm to 9 pm. We offer confidential one-on-one counseling over the phone or via 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!

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William Way LGBT Center
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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