William Way LGBT Community Center

Chinatown & Center City East

A cornerstone of the Gayborhood is this dynamic community center that hosts a wide range of events and activities – from art shows and music festivals to skills classes and support – many of them free.

In the loft space, LGBT gamers meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and there are regular mah-jongg and bridge games, too.

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