Saturday, March 7, 2020

March 6, 2020
Pic of the week: We've got a gorgeous addition to our west-facing wall as part of Visit Philly's #SisterlyLove Project: a portrait of queer photographer and cancer activist Tara Lessard. Per artist @TapedOffTV, "Camera always in hand, Tara captured and painstakingly documented over a decade of our community's history." Come take a look! 
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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.



 

PA Dept of Aging LGBT Survey

The Aging Workgroup of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is soliciting feedback on how the next State Plan can better meet the growing needs of LGBTQ older Pennsylvanians. LGBTQ community members and service providers who work with older adults are all invited to take this survey. The data collected through this survey is anonymous. It will be used to support the Aging Workgroup’s advocacy toward full inclusion of LGBTQ people and older adults living with HIV into Pennsylvania’s 2020-2024 State Plan on Aging.

MOVES Info Session

Saturday, 3/7, 12:30-2:30
William Way

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Based in Philadelphia, MOVES is a collective of Black and Brown LGBTQ people who come together to host creative and social spaces. Annual events include the JUICE Summer festival, FADE QTPOC party, and pop-up art, music, and film showcases.

We want to invite you to get to know the collective a little better. RSVP and come out to our info session where we will discuss upcoming projects and our current volunteer positions.

International Womxn's Day Event

Sunday 3/8, 3-5pm
Toasted Walnut Bar & Kitchen

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Celebrate International Womxn's Day with William Way LGBT Community Center at Toasted Walnut on Sunday March 8 from 3-5 PM. Make it a Sunday Funday and mix, mingle, and network with some of Philadelphia's most fascinating people! There is no cover or admission, and all are welcome.

Toasted Walnut is offering a happy hour beverage special during the event and the kitchen will be open with happy hour food specials for purchase. Stay to dance to DJ Sandi Stabler at 5 PM! See you there!

Homeward Initiative Information Session

TMAN: Letter to My Younger Self

Sunday, March 15, 2-3:30pm
William Way, Arcila Adams Trans Resource Center
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We all have times in our past which are memorable for being painful and difficult. What if you could go back in time and show that past version of yourself the love and empathy you needed during those hard times? What if you could give your past self the advice you needed back then?

With no time machine on hand, the next best thing is to write a letter to your past self. Writing this letter might sound like an ineffective way to heal your mental wounds, but it can actually be highly therapeutic. It can help you gain clarity, closure and a peace of mind. It can also help you forgive yourself and others

TMAN IS AN INTENTIONALLY CLOSED SPACE CREATED FOR AND BY TRANS MEN OF COLOR, FTM'S OF COLOR, TRANSMASCULINE PPL OF COLOR AND BLACK & BROWN MEN OF TRANS EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO LIVE STEALTH. 

Ballroom Then, Ballroom Now, Ballroom Forever

Thursday, 3/19, 6-8pm
William Way
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Join POSSE Project Philly, BEBASHI & The John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives for a special exhibition of the House and Ballroom community in Philadelphia. This fierce exhibit will walk you through memorable moments from Ballroom Then (mainstream) and Ballroom Now (Kiki scene). Although Ballroom has evolved over the years, one thing is certain: Ballroom is here Forever!

Karen Smith to speak at PACT/MACT General Meeting

Friday, 3/20, 7:30pm
William Way


Karen L. Smith, Lead percussionist & Artistic Director for Weez The Peeples Collective & Sistahs Laying Down Hands, playwright, director, poet, producer will be speaking at the PACT/MACT General Meeting in honor of Women's History Month. The event is free and open to all. 

Film Screening: For They Know Not What They Do

Tuesday, 3/17, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Film Center
Tickets: http://filmadelphia.org/events/for-they-know-not/
This event is free, but tickets are required.

DANIEL KARSLAKE | USA | 2019 | 91 MIN
Capturing the intersection of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and family, Daniel Karslake’s remarkable For They Know Not What They Do inspires a glimmer of hope during our country’s most divisive times.   

Camille in October - Talk & Reading with the Translator

Tuesday, 3/20, 7-9pm
William Way
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Join translator and queer ally Dr. Stephanie Schechner for a celebration of the life and works of Mireille Best (1943–2005), a working-class French lesbian author whose brilliant contributions to LGBTQ+ fiction are yet to be fully appreciated.

Dr. Schechner (Widener University, PA) will give a talk on Mireille Best, with readings from π˜Ύπ™–π™’π™žπ™‘π™‘π™š π™žπ™£ π™Šπ™˜π™©π™€π™—π™šπ™§, first published in 1988 and now available in English on Seagull's Pride List.

 

In the Archives Gallery

Welcome to the Ironside Playhouse: Photos, Film, and Ephemera from the Jack Van Alstyne Collection

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For over three decades Jack Van Alstyne—known to many as "Cheezits"—captured in print and on film intimate depictions of his friends and acquaintances in the Philadelphia area. This included the many parties he hosted in his Camden, New Jersey home, affectionately known as the "Ironside Playhouse," where absolutely anyone was welcome and accepted.


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