You belong here.
Get in The Way. 

 
 
 
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The Place Where Every LGBTQIA+ Person Belongs

The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the Center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBTQIA+ communities throughout Greater Philadelphia.

 
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Something for everyone

From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBTQIA+ communities of Greater Philadelphia.

View Event Calendar →

 
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Your community needs you

To learn more about our programs and opportunities to get involved, become a member, volunteer, or feel free to stop by the center to say hi. One of our friendly volunteers or staff members will be on hand to welcome you.

Become a Member →

 
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We’re here to help

We’re always looking for a way to provide support, education, tools, resources, and a safe space that feels like home for all. Take a look at our current programming. If you have ideas for how we can be a greater help, drop us a line.

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Experience the collection…right here!

Checkout over 120 hours of digitized audio files from the Tommi Avicolli Mecca cassette tapes on LGBTQ history.

Visit the Digital Collection →

 
 
 

Find us in the
Gayborhood

 
 
 
 
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Chris Bartlett, Executive Director

Dedicated to inclusion

Since 1974, William Way has been a resource and hub for the LGBT+ community and we’re proud to have served and continue in that role. William Way Center is open 365 days a year and every day opens its doors for visitors and friends to forge alliances, share confidences, engage in new activities, and learn something new about our proud culture and history. The amenities of the Center include a 14,000-volume lending library, a world-class LGBT history archives, a public art and exhibition space, a brand-new cyber center and multiple community meeting spaces.

Every member of the community is not just welcome, but invited to the Center, 365 days a year. It’s every single person within our community that is William Way’s greatest asset - come explore all the center has to offer for yourself.

 
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