Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Co-Sponsored Event: The Gayborhood Then and Now

“The Gayborhood Then and Now,” a presentation by archivist Bob Skiba, tells how, in a city that covers 142 square miles, a dozen blocks near City Hall came to be a welcoming home to Philadelphia’s large and diverse LGBT community. Using rare images from newspapers, city and university archives, Bob will explore the influences of the post-WW II nightclub scene, the 1960s urban rehab movement, Pennsylvania liquor laws and 1970s political activism on the social life and geography of the area. “The Gayborhood Then and Now” is the amazing story of what we were, what we have become and how we got here.

$5 donation requested.  Advance registration not required.

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