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July 14, 2022

Photo of the Week

ACT UP Philadelphia members Amy Walker Eckert and Inja Coats standing next to an ACT UP Coffin labeled in masking tape "A State of Emergency" and "[How] Many More[?]" at World AIDS Day/Day Without Art at John F. Kennedy Plaza (a.k.a. Love Park), December 1, 1993. Photo by Harvey Finkle

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 the struggle for LGBT civil rights in the courts and in the streets.

Queer Ecologies Art Exhibition
Bearded Dozen Anniversary
July 14 at 6 PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

You're invited to a belated, belated party to celebrate years 10, 11 & 12 of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret and to thank YOU for all your love and support over the years.

There will be drinks, there will be music from artists from Philly, Paris and Mexico City, and there will be opportunities to take home pieces of bearded history. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please reach out to with any needs that they can support.

MorningsOut - The Music Game
July 19 at 10:30 AM at William Way 

This is a fun game where players try to guess names of songs and the musical artists. You'll also hear the lyrics, and will have to use your knowledge to find the missing word. 

MorningsOut is William Way's social group for GBT men 50 and older, with outings, speakers, and special events. If you wish to receive an email on upcoming events, email the group at
Non-binary People's Day Celebration
Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ice Queen, 2011, digital still from 45-minute performance
Queer Art: Past and Present: Contemporary Queer Artists of Color
July 20, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM (virtual)

As part of the Found in Translation series funded by the PA Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities, Fleisher Art Memorial and William Way LGBT Community Center are proud to present Queer Art: Past and Present, a series of lectures exploring Queer art histories and contemporary practices and aesthetics through the voices of five renowned art historians and artists. 

This session will mostly draw on contemporary examples (1980s onwards) alongside some historical sources that aim to shed light on transnational perspectives on queer, feminist, and transgender artmaking and aesthetic theory.

Questions can be directed to Vita Litvak, Fleisher’s Director of Education, at
Book Talk at Giovanni's Room
Saturday, July 16th at 6pm

Continue the 2022 Pride season into July! Join Philadelphia Asian & Queer on July 16 at the historic LGBTQ+ bookstore Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, for a reading by Michael Dumlao, author of The Wisdom of Guncles, a collective work of stories highlighting the familial relationships of people in the LGBTQ+ community.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference
These are difficult times.

There's help there when you need it. Here are some useful resources:

Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline

LGBTQ National Hotline
Philadelphia Hate Crimes Hotline
Trans Lifeline

WWCC Peer Counseling

Sage National LGBT Elder Hotline
From art exhibitions to knitting, to meetings, to concerts, there's always something happening at the Center!

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