I remember going to an event in that ballroom when it was still the Engineer’s Club, and it’s amazing to me that that ballroom is ours now.”
— Ann Butchart - 1987
I first started to engage with people from “Penguin Place” in 1986 - finding out about them from someone at UPenn’s Gay and Lesbian’s program and before there was a building to go to - little did I know how important a role the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Community Center/Penguin Place/William Way would become throughout my life. Finding Penguin Place was only the beginning. There was so much more to come....
— Leona Thomas - 1986