William Way LGBT Community Center

Gloria Casarez
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Kim Glovas
March 16, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved a new historical marker to honor Philadelphia political activist Gloria Casarez. Read more here.
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Philly AIDS Thrift awards grants to service organizations at a ceremony at William Way LGBT Community Center.
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Antionette Lee
February 07, 2020 - 8:24 am
One of Philadelphia's most popular thrift shops is known for more than secondhand, vintage items. On Thursday night, leaders of Philly AIDS Thrift gave away $300,000 to 26 local agencies fighting on the front lines against HIV and AIDS. Read more here.
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Celena Morrison
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Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2020 - 9:30 am
The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has a new, history-making executive director. Mayor Jim Kenney's appointee, Celena Morrison, is the first transgender woman of color to step into the role. Read more here.
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Dewey's at 17th and Chancellor in Philadelphia, c. 1965
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the scene of what local historians believe was the first successful protest for LGBTQ rights. Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio On April 25, 1965, protesters staged a sit-in at an all-night hamburger restaurant called...
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Detail of the "Pride and Progress" mural by Ann Northrup, covering the west wall of the William Way Center LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia
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Eric Walter
June 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Presented here is a timeline of 50 moments in American LGBT history that came before and after the Stonewall uprising. That signature event, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when members of New York City's queer community resisted a police raid at a...
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The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing, and the city is working hard to lower that number by focusing on at-risk youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. Tito Valdes,...
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