William Way LGBT Community Center

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

New Constitution Center Exhibit Spotlights Modern LGBT Rights Movement

This multi-faceted exhibit takes a look at LGBT rights from a time when being gay was a crime to today, when gay marriage may be on the verge of becoming the law of the land.

06/03/2015

(Chris Bartlett, exec. dir. of the William Way LGBT Center, testifies before City Council's Law and Government Committee on April 30, 2015.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. LGBT Leaders Urge Charter Change To Make City’s LGBT Office Permanent

The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/03/2015

(Chris Bartlett, head of the William Way Center, describes the gay rights exhibit opening this June at the Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in Philadelphia

Titled “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court,” the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Image provided by Outbeat)

‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.

09/18/2014

Dharun Ravi

Gay Rights Advocate: Rutgers Webcam Spying Decision ‘Weirdest Freakin’’ Sentence

A judge yesterday ordered Dharun Ravi to serve 30 days of jail time, plus three years probation. The sentence mystifies one New Jersey gay rights advocate.

05/22/2012