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The Pope In Philly: “My Spiritual Practice Helps me Figure out Where my Place in the Universe is,” says R. Eric Thomas.

The Pope In Philly: “My Spiritual Practice Helps me Figure out Where my Place in the Universe is,” says R. Eric Thomas.

R. Eric Thomas is the program director at the William Way LGBT Community Center, which is holding a “Celebration of Inclusive Family” on Sept 26 and 27 during the papal visit. Thomas may be new to the center—he’s been there for two months—but he’s already contributing to the cause. When did the idea of the papal celebration […]

 

Center City: Q&A with Chris Bartlett, Executive Director of the William Way LGBT Community Center

Center City: Q&A with Chris Bartlett, Executive Director of the William Way LGBT Community Center

Chris Bartlett has been involved in the LGBTQIA community for more than 20 years. His career began with SafeGuards Gay Men’s Health Project in the early 90s. Bartlett was inspired by the work he saw being done at Philadelphia’s William Way LGBT Community Center when he was recruited for the executive director position four years […]

 

LGBTQIA: Five Moments in Philadelphia’s LGBT History That You Should Know

LGBTQIA: Five Moments in Philadelphia’s LGBT History That You Should Know

Everyone knows that Philadelphia as a city full of American history. Although it also has a rich and important history with the LGBTQIA community, Philadelphia is often overshadowed in that respect by such cities as San Francisco and New York. In preparation for LGBT History Month in October, Philadelphia Neighborhoods worked with Bob Skiba, the […]

 

Gayborhood: The Center For The Community

Gayborhood: The Center For The Community

It is not just services, colorful flags and signs that make a visible community, but also an atmosphere that makes people feel celebrated and welcomed. The things that make the Gayborhood a visible community are the cultural organizations, anchor buildings and businesses like the William Way LGBT Community Center, which provides resources and a safe atmosphere for […]