I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
This Town Hall will provide a forum for an honest, factual discussion between the community, health care providers, along with representatives from the CoVPN faith initiative and Philadelphia’s faith communities and representation from Congressman representing Philadelphia.
This episode will provide information about the vaccines soon to be approved for distribution; discuss community concerns about being vaccinated, and how community concerns and government distribution plans affect Black communities in Philadelphia.
We will also share information about the COVID-19 vaccine research studies being conducted in Philadelphia. This is an opportunity for the community to share their voices, “what we-community” need to hear from government representatives, and have their questions answered about COVID-19 and vaccine research.
TOGETHER APART: Holidays with Voices of Pride December 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm
This winter, join Voices of Pride from the comfort of your home for Together Apart, a virtual concert & fundraiser featuring three seasonal choral pieces rehearsed and recorded remotely, highlights from our 2018 live performance of Handel’s Messiah, and a variety of individual and small-group pieces and poems performed by our members.
The concert will stream Saturday, December 12th, starting at 8pm on our YouTube channel. In order to make the concert as accessible as possible, there are no tickets required. However, we encourage you to donate what you can so we can continue to make beautiful music, whether together or apart.
Dr. Linda Spooner, JD, MD RESILIENCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY Sunday, December 13, 3:00-4:00 pm
We're super excited about the upcoming reconigtion of our esteemed Award recipients Domonique Revere and Kendall Stephens! Please join us for a wonderful virtual Award Ceremony including special guest Speaker and Performer!
The Scholarship is awarded to individuals who represent the concept and practice of resilience through the examples they set for others. Awardees have utilized resilience to overcome bullying through personal example, education, or leadership development. They may have experienced bullying directly, or helped someone else by lending their strength and resilience to someone who needed it.
Do you have something to say? Do you want to workshop your writing with others in the community? Our monthly writing workshops and discussions are designed to help foster queer voices via the written word.
The next Zoom meeting: December 19, 2020 - 2:15-5:00 pm
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 or 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
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.
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: MorningsOutWWCC@gmail.com