Friday, October 23, 2020


October 23, 2020

Mark Segal zapping a Republican fund raising dinner at the Civic Center on November 1, 1972.
Photo courtesy of the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives

That same year, Segal and his Gay Raiders also zapped Action 6 News and chained themselves to Nixon headquarters on Chestnut St.

In an LGBTQ History Month note - 

Philadelphia's own Mark Segal, played by Cole Doman, is featured among a legendary group of LGBT visionaries and activists on the HBO Max series "Equal."

Information on viewing this four part chronicle of the LGBTQ civil rights movement is available here:
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've paused Queering the Quarantine and all new public programming initiatives until we have hired a new Director of Empowerment Programs, which will increase staff capacity for the necessary oversight and support.  
Voice of Change Podcast: Preserving LGBTQIA+ History

Archives director John Anderies and former Archives intern Ainsley Eakins participated in the Rosenbach's Voices of Change podcast series as part of the virtual exhibition, “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. In episode 4 of the series, Anderies and Eakins talk with Rosenbach Collections Engagement Manager Alex Ames about the work of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, the processing of the personal and literary papers of Black lesbian feminist Anita Cornwell, and archives as activism. We invite you to have a listen to all of the podcasts in the series—they're terrific!
Annual Meeting of the PA LGBT History Network
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:00 PM


The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania LGBT History Network will take place virtually on Zoom this year. The agenda will include reports on the past year's projects, discussion about potential new projects, and sharing of news from Network participants. The mission of the Network is to engage people in discovering Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ+ history, historic sites, history projects, artifacts and archival collections, and to facilitate collaboration between the organizations, institutions and individuals that provide stewardship of this heritage.

Anyone involved in this work or with an interest in the state's LGBTQ history is invited to attend.

The volunteers of Peer Counseling have re-imagined our program.

Utilizing videoconferencing, advanced voice services and numerous online tools, we can now provide much needed support to our community while keeping everyone safe.

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, 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

Please follow us on social media and share us with your friends: 





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.

Virtual Meetings on Zoom:
October 24, 2020 - 2:15-5:00 pm
November 21, 2020, - 2:15-5:00 pm
December 19, 2020 - 2:15-5:00 pm

Zoom link:

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.

We are following the lead of the local libraries and schools to ensure the safety of both staff and guests by providing robust virtual services and other services by appointment.

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

Call For Submissions
The 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition (Online)
Opening January 20, 2021 

Deadline for submissions:
Midnight, Friday, November 6, 2020

Open call for LGBTQIA+ artists 18 years or older in the greater Philadelphia region to submit artworks for consideration. Artists of all levels are encouraged to participate. No fee for submission.

Three selected recipients will each be awarded a $300 Juror Award and a spot in a three-person group exhibition at the William Way LGBT Community Center in 2021 (possibly online).

Three selected recipients will each be awarded a $100 Arts Committee Award.

For more info and to submit artwork, please visit the following web address:

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 every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am – currently, via Zoom – 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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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


Friday, October 30

Open Hours: 12-6PM
Outdoor Reception: 6-8PM

Limited to 4 people in the gallery at a time. Face coverings required.

To schedule future appointments, click here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020


With Realism Live Starting Tomorrow, This Is Your Last Chance to Register!
You get to choose how long you’d like to have access to the event replays!
Realism Live starts tomorrow.

Maybe you really wanted to register but couldn’t block the time off on your calendar.

If that’s the case, we’ve got great news for you!

You can still register for the event, and even if you can’t attend live, you can watch the replays!

You even get to decide how long you’d like to have access to the replays

There’s no need to miss out on this first-ever global virtual realism art event!

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Monday, October 19, 2020


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Save the date: Our grants open in November

Mark your calendars: California's arts grant season is on its way. The California Arts Council is prioritizing this year's grant funding to nurture and heal our communities through the arts; to keep the doors of our arts and cultural institutions open; to protect jobs in the creative field; and to preserve our cultural heritage, our stories, and our culture bearers. These grants feature NEW funding, including general operating support for organizations and fellowships to support the creative practice of individual artists, as well as continued support for project-based activities. Get a sneak preview of our 2021 program offerings here - and stay tuned for more details prior to our season launch, coming this November.

Workshop: Why Race? A racial equity learning journey

To aid organizations in developing their race equity framework and development of their racial equity statement application requirement, the CAC is hosting a training workshop on Thursday, October 29, that will offer additional context about our agency's own racial equity learning journey. In this 90-minute workshop, facilitated by our new Race and Equity Manager, Katherin Canton, we invite our creative communities across the state to share, listen, reflect, and iterate together on racial equity commitments. Details and registration information can be found here.

Arts in Corrections: Training Organizations RFP

The California Arts Council is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in providing training to current Arts in Corrections Coordinating Organizations in the areas of healing-centered best practices, race and equity, restorative and transformative justice, and strategic partnerships. In a conscious effort to simplify the submission process and increase access, equity, and inclusion among interested organizations, the RFP includes plain-language templated forms, instructions, and an informational webinar for submission guidance. Submissions are due on or before October 30. 

Nomination process for California Arts Council members

The State is always in search of individuals from all regions of California to serve as members of our Council body. Council members bring to the work varied backgrounds, knowledge and experience in the fields of arts and culture, and representation for our state's broad geographic landscape and racial, ethnic, and gender identities. California Arts Council members serve staggered terms, with appointment vacancies becoming available at various times.

Are you interested or do you know someone who may be interested in consideration for an appointment by Governor Newsom to a position on our Council? Click here to learn more.

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artist calls

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Deadline: 2020-11-01

Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Program
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Deadline: 2020-11-02

Artist’s Book Residency Grant
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Deadline: 2020-11-15


The Magazine of Contemporary Art | Call for Submissions
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O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
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88th Annual Awards Exhibition
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Alone/ Together - International Exhibition
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Hindsight, 2020 Was A ...
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Public Art and Communities Symposium: Creative Placemaking to Address Community Public Health
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Online webinar
Date: 2020-10-22


The Arts in Charter Schools
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