Recognizing Philadelphia's LGBTQ heritage
The history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) is a vital part of the history of our city and our nation. The Philadelphia LGBTQ Heritage Initiative encourages citizens to ensure that this chapter of history is not only preserved, but celebrated.
The initiative is a collaboration of the LGBTQ community, the National Park Service, the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, Independence National Historical Park and the Organization of American Historians. We aim to work with local museums, businesses and community centers to share their stories with a national audience. Success of the initiative relies on the expertise of the local community. We depend on the many voices of the Philadelphia LGBTQ communities to guide the initiative and our preservation efforts.
We would love to hear about the ways you are exploring and recording LGBTQ history and heritage. Please email us and let us know what you're doing.
Get involved with the LGBTQ Initiative!
A man places his opinion on an idea board. The Initiative will have several opportunities for you to give feedback and to share your story.
National Park Service LGBTQ Theme Study
Check out the theme study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in America.
Stonewall National Monument
Catch up with our friends in New York at the Stonewall National Monument.
William Way LGBT Center of Philadelphia
The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBT community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year.
Philadelphia LGBTQ History
The John J. Wilcox LGBT Archives is one source to learn how brave Philadelphians supported LGBTQ rights and culture.
Philadelphia LGBTQ Heritage Initiative
This PowerPoint tells you about the Philadelphia LGBTQ Heritage Initiative and its work with partners.
Last updated: January 16, 2017