William Way LGBT Community Center

1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia PA  19107

Phone: (215) 732-2220

William Way LGBT Community Center

The William Way LGBT Community Center is open 365 days a year to serve the Greater Philadelphia region's community of sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.

Started as the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Philadelphia, the William Way LGBT Community Center continues to unite the diverse sections of the LGBT community as well as welcome straight allies under the common purpose of service, acceptance, and education. Each year, over 55,000 individuals walk through the Center's doors!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

TWITTER:@waygay

Founded in 1976 as the Gay Community Center of Philadelphia the William Way Community Center has a 35 year history of serving the LGBT community i

The William Way LGBT Community Center seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through service, educational, recreational, and cultural programming.

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Founded: 1974

Categories: Community Center, Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues
06:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Please join me on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the William Way Community Center located at 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 from 6-8:00 PM to remember, acknowledge...

Liberty City Primary Endorsement Meeting

Liberty City Primary Endorsement Meeting
06:00 pm - 04/09/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Liberty City will hold it's Endorsement Meeting on Monday 4/9 to vote on endorsements in the 2018 primary election. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and we will start...

Sunday Meditation Group

Sunday Meditation Group
03:00 pm - 04/08/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

We begin with 30 minutes of group meditation. After the period of meditation we read about Buddhist teachings and then we have a discussion period about what we...

Liberty City - Candidates Night #1

Liberty City - Candidates Night #1
06:00 pm - 03/22/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Come out to Liberty City's first of two Candidates Nights leading up to our 2018 Primary Election endorsements. Meet the candidates for elective office, who will...

Dreams of You: Soft Touches and Fiber Futures

Dreams of You: Soft Touches and Fiber Futures
06:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

In this ethereal and bold collaborative exhibition, Philadelphia-based multimedia artists Wit López and Eva Wŏ create a collective dreamscape of radically soft...

Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion

Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion
06:00 pm - 02/28/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER! This Black History Month, Trans Equity Project, a program of GALAEI, TransMasculine Advocacy Network (TMAN), L'amour and members of Philly's...

Fundraising Performance of Die Walkure Act I

Fundraising Performance of Die Walkure Act I
07:30 pm - 02/24/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

ConcertOPERA Philadelphia is hosting a fundraising performance of Die Walküre—Act I. With very little Wagner being produced by opera companies in our region—for...

House & Ballroom History Exhibit Opening Reception

House & Ballroom History Exhibit Opening Reception
06:00 pm - 02/21/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Ballroom Then, Ballroom Now, Ballroom Forever: A Walk through Philadelphia’s Ballroom History is a special exhibition of the House and Ballroom community in Philadelphia....

Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan

Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
11:30 am - 02/19/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join Juntos &...

How to Run for Committeeperson in Philadelphia

How to Run for Committeeperson in Philadelphia
06:30 pm - 02/15/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

If you’re looking for the single best way to have a direct role in influencing the shape of Philadelphia's government, you should consider running for Committeeperson...

Lesbian Cafe Presents: Storytelling from the Heart

Lesbian Cafe Presents: Storytelling from the Heart
06:00 pm - 02/13/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

We all enjoy a good story, whether it’s a novel, a movie or simply listening to friends. We will sit and share in a Pass the Stick format. Refreshments provided...

LGBTQ History Group: The Central Pennsylvania Edition

LGBTQ History Group: The Central Pennsylvania Edition
12:00 pm - 02/11/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Please join the Philly-area LGBTQ History Group for presentations by Barry Loveland and William Burton on the history of LGBT life in Central Pennsylvania. Barry...

Stepping Into Our Vision

Stepping Into Our Vision
06:00 pm - 01/12/2018

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Join the Philadelphia Student Union in celebrating our new Executive Director Julien Terrell and our growing team of staff and members. Together let's usher in the...

Christmas Day Potluck

Christmas Day Potluck
01:00 pm - 12/25/2017

At William Way LGBT Community Center

People of all faiths (or no faith) are welcome at our annual Christmas Day potluck. We bet you'll leave feeling blessed (and full) at this joyous celebration of...

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House
12:00 pm - 12/16/2017

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Join us for an Open House on Sat., 12/16. See the tree, sing some carols, bring the kids! We'll also be hosting a mini art fair where you can also purchase one-of-a-kind...

Gryphons End-of-Season Dinner

Gryphons End-of-Season Dinner
07:30 pm - 12/14/2017

At William Way LGBT Community Center

Hey Gryphons! You are cordially invited to the Philadelphia Gryphons RFC End-of-Season Dinner at the William Way Ballroom, Thursday December 14, 2017. Current...

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