Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Additional Topics Suggestions

The following suggestions were submitted on comment cards during the Greater Philadelphia Roundtable program at the William Way Community Center on March 18, 2010:
– GLBT history
– Dance history
– Social life
– Barbara Gittings
– Philadelphia’s LGBT community centers – The Attic and William Way Center
– Naming of the Walt Whitman Bridge
– ACT UP
– SPARK
– PA Hate Crimes Bill
– People with disabilities
– History going back 100 years of LGBT activism, including: 1959 – 1st pa Supreme Court case on gay rights and the right to convene; 1964 – Dewey’s Lunch Counter protest, first ever involving transgender rights; 1965-69 Independence Reminders.
– Transgender inclusiveness
– History of TG Activism – early protests and community formation in the 1990s and on.
– Nizah Morris case
– Evolution of TG groups from community-based organizations to professional programs, i.e., trans-health information project and trans-health conference; Mazzoni Center.
– Fair Practices Act – Gender Identity Amendment
– History of Black gay life (segregation of gay clubs and bars – Black gays stayed north of Market Street and south of Lombard St., and in African American neighborhoods because of racism and classism).
– Gay bars, drag balls, gay events (film festival, U of P speaker series [1970s], LGBT churches, dances by gay organizations [1970s]}.
– History of LGBTQ film festival; history of LGBTQ education — courses, out teachers, etc.

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