LGBT History Month

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association and other national organizations. In 2006 Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.

Upcoming Events

October 17, 2021
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Thinker Makers Society
October 17, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Philadelphia Art Museum
October 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plays and Players
October 17, 2021
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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BOS Philly presented PINKLUST – an all pink OUTFest event and raised money for the William Way Center.

1 day ago

Amber Hikes: Want to truly succeed? Lift others up while you climb

It’s up to all of us to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. No matter where you are in your career journey, it’s essential that you help others grow, even as you are growing yourself,

2 days ago

AC Pride group’s to celebrate Atlantic City’s gay history

It was a big deal back in its heyday, which was really the 1970s. Everybody from Philadelphia, New York and DC all came to New York Avenue

3 days ago

The Attic Youth Center Announces New Executive Director John Fisher-Klein

The Board of Directors of The Attic Youth Center is pleased to announce the appointment of John Fisher-Klein (he/him) as their new executive director. He assumed the role on September 27th, 2021.

4 days ago

Haunted – Episode 1

In episode 1, it’s Halloween and our main character must spend the night alone, but his boyfriend thinks he can scare him!

5 days ago

Philly AIDS Thrift Hosts 16th Anniversary Drive-in Movie Night Featuring The Shining

Philly AIDS Thrift announces their 16th anniversary celebration – all to raise funds to support local HIV/AIDS organizations, plus to pay for interior and exterior renovations. Instead of hosting a giant fall block party with thousands of supporters, PAT will pivot again and host a socially distanced drive-in movie night at the Navy Yard.

6 days ago

Advocates urge lawmakers to decriminalize HIV during hearing

 Pennsylvania has laws on the books that criminalize or control behaviors through HIV-specific statues and regulations. During a hearing today, PA House Democrats heard testimony from a victim of these laws and those advocating for change.

1 week ago

William Way Archives Receives Grant

he John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center has been awarded a $29,520 Save America’s Treasures grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

2 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Out Night Out

Our Night Out is returned to Uptown Beer Garden — but in its new location at the corner of 16th and JFK Blvd (across from Love Park! )

2 weeks ago

First Latinx Pennsylvania Historical Marker Dedicated for Gloria Casarez

A state historical marker commemorating the life and work of the late Latina lesbian civil rights leader and activist Gloria Casarez (1971-2014) will be installed at City Hall on October 8 at noon

2 weeks ago