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Support for LGBTQ+ elders

Alicia Colombo

The William Way LGBT Community Center is a proud member of the SAGE Affiliates Network, a national network that links LGBTQ+ elders with vital services. The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) @ William Way is focused on helping the community age successfully. LGBTEI provides opportunities and programs for LGBTQ+ adults while building bridges with community organizations through “advocacy, information, education and referral,” according to the group’s website. The LGBTEI offers several recurring events for LGBTQ+ older adults, which are held in person at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, or over Zoom. These events include:

  • THRIVERS – A monthly discussion group for people impacted by HIV/AIDS that provides an outlet for people to support each other.
  • Tuesday MorningsOut – This group for gay, bisexual and transgender men provides social outings, educational speakers and special events every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 215-732-2220 or email for more information.

For more information about The LGBT Elder Initiative’s activities and to view a full event calendar, call 215-720-9415 or visit

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