Hobbies and Recreation

Academic

Book Club at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/

The Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. A different book will be discussed each month. Contact the Center or visit our calendar for more information.


Humboldt Society

http://www.humboldtsociety.org

The Humboldt Society is the oldest gay and lesbian natural history society in the US. It was founded in 1982 in honor of gay scientist, adventurer, and natural history philosopher Alexander von Humboldt. The society is celebrating 25 years of providing lectures, films, field trips, and social festivities to Philadelphia area gays and lesbians. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at the William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia at 7:30pm. We encourage and welcome anyone with an interest in natural history and the environment to join us. Meetings are free and open to anyone.


Queer Writers Collective at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://waygay40.org/center-calendar/2015/12/19/queer-writers-collective?rq=Queer%20Writers

Fourth Saturday of the Month @ 4 pm. For writers of all skill levels and styles. Join this free group for a monthly workshop and discussion to develop your unique queer voice via the written word. Free.


Way Gay U at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/

Come learn to dance, speak Spanish, build a relationship, defend yourself, or a number of different skills in Philadelphia's first adult education program in a gay focused environment.

Arts

Art Gallery at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/

Regular exhibitions in William Way's lobby showcase the work of local LGBT artists and historical and cultural retrospectives.The Art Gallery's exhibits change bi-monthly and the Center hosts opening receptions to introduce the artist and her/his work to the public. All art work in the gallery is available for sale and sneak-preview receptions are occasionally offered for interested collectors.


Leeway Foundation

Phone: 215-545-4078
info@leeway.org
http://www.leeway.org

The Leeway Foundation supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through grantmaking and other programs they promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice.


Mauckingbirg Theatre Company

Phone: 215-923-8909
209 North 4th Street, E5
Philadelphia, PA 19106
lindsay@mauckingbird.org
http://www.mauckingbird.org/

Mauckingbirg Theatre Company produces innovative, affordable, gay-themed theatre. 

Athletics

Bucks County Alternative Bowling League
Phone: 267-481-4315
Brunswick Zone - XL
100 E. Street Rd.
Feasterville, PA  19053
BCALPA@live.com

We are the newest gay league in the area. Gay, bi and straight players. This is our first season together, and we would like everyone to know about it, and get the opportunity to bowl with us. Our first year together is very casual, no prize funds, and lots of social events and opportunities. We have weekly 50/50s with two and a half hours of bowling. Practice begins at 6:20 on Monday nights and games start at 6:30.


City of Brotherly Love Softball League

Phone: 215-GO-CBLSL
C.B.L.S.L.
PO BOX 53836
William Penn Annex
Philadelphia, PA 19105
join@cblsl.org
http://www.cblsl.org

Join over 600 gay and lesbian softball players and their friends. Games are played in nearby Fairmount Park on Sundays starting in April. All it takes is a glove, a small registration fee, and the desire to share some fun in the sun this spring and summer. Our league accommodates all levels of talent - from beginner to competitive with seperate but interacting men's and womens divisions.


Fairmount Park Women's Softball League

Phone: 267-225-4848
info.fpwsl@gmail.com
http://www.fpwsl.com

The Fairmount Park Women's Softball League has been part of the women's sports community in Philadelphia for 35 years. The league is organized and operated by volunteers and has 7 teams playing in one slow pitch division. The FPWSL season begins at the end of April and ends with a championship playoff in mid-July. League teams also enjoy the opportunity to participate in many social events such as the Belmont Ball, tournaments, bingo night, etc. Looking for new players at all skill levels. Come join the fun!


FINS Aquatics Club

finspresident@gmail.com
http://www.philadelphiafins.org/

The Fins Aquatics Club is Philadelphia's gay and lesbian masters swim team. We welcome swimmers of all ages, skill levels, genders and orientations. The team provides challenging, well-organized, coached work-outs. Some members focus on local, regional, national or international swimming competitions and/or triathlons. Others swim to keep fit. When we aren't working out, we often hang out together just for fun, whether for meals after practice, bike rides, participating at Philadelphia's various gay festivals or for other special events.


Frontrunners

philadelphiafrontrunners@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaFrontrunners

In 1983 a small group of gay runners in Philadelphia decided to organize and promote running for the gay and lesbian community. Following in the footsteps of similar clubs in New York and San Francisco, Frontrunners Philadelphia was born. During the past 20 years, Frontrunners Philadelphia has matured into the premier running and walking club for gays, lesbians and their friends throughout the Delaware Valley.


GO! (Generation Out) Athletes
www.goathletes.org
info@goathletes.org

GO! (Generation Out) Athletes is a national network of current and former LGBTQA student-athletes and allies at high school, collegiate, and post-graduate levels that serves to educate and empower.  We connect LGBTQA student-athletes with other LGBTQA student-athletes, and serve as a united voice to encourage schools to create safer spaces.  GO! Athletes is dedicated to educating athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans to foster athletic communities that are accepting of ALL, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League
commissioner.gpffl@gmail.com
http://www.phillyflagfootball.com

The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football within the LGBTQA community. They also seek to foster and augment the self-respect of all LGBTQA persons and to promote respect and understanding withint he larger community in the Greater Philadelphia area. The GPFFL was formed in 2009 and has grown steadily since, with 100 league members comprised of people of all ages (minimum age is 18) and all sports skill/experience levels. Games are played on Saturdays during the spring and fall seasons, between 9am and 1pm on fields in South Philadelphia.


Independence Squares

P.O. Box 42126
Philadelphia, PA  19101
independencesquares@hotmail.com
http://www.independencesquares.org

Independence Squares is Philadelphia's LGBT square dance club.  Gay square dancing is an updated twist on a classic American tradition.  We ditched the big skirts and hokey music.  Instead it's fun, friendship, exercise, and a mental challenge all set to familiar, uptempo songs.  The club teaches classes in the Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and Challenge 1 and 2 programs of modern Western square dancing, and our membership ratio is about 60% male, 40% female.  Classes start each fall and are open to all.  Our dances are open to any dancer who is proficient in the programs being danced.  Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  We'll see you in a square!


Liberty Gay Rodeo Association
215-896-7381
Po Box 103       
Perkiomenville Pa. 18074
http://www.igra.com/ 

The Liberty Gay Rodeo Association (LGRA) is a charitable and social organization.  Its main objective is to promote the growth, education, training and sportsmanship of rodeo and to foster the country western lifestyle by providing many different social and charitable events in the GLBTQ Community. LGRA is a 501(c)(3) Association whose profits provide philanthropic contributions to our charity partners through several different fundraising efforts.


Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club
PO BOX 36867
Philadelphia PA 19107
info@falcons-soccer.com
http://www.falcons-soccer.org

The Falcons Soccer Club brings together adult players of all skill levels and orientations for informal weekly pick-up games, organized league and tournament play and social events with the goal of providing an environment where friendships, fitness, fair play and fun flourish. The club is co-ed, primarily gay and lesbian and is a 501c 3 nonprofit group. The falcons have promoted good sportsmanship and a positive social outlet since their founding in 1989.


Philadelphia Gay Bowling League
philagaybowling@yahoo.com
Brunswick Zone
1328 Delsea Drive
Deptford, NJ  08096 

We are the areas longest running gay/lesbian bowling league. Anyone is welcome to bowl in our league. Teams consist of men and women in any combination. However, 3 bowlers on each team must be gay/lesbian. We meet every Wednesday night at 8:30pm from September through April (excluding Holiday weeks. See site calender for specific inquiries).


Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club

play@philadelphiagryphons.org
http://www.philadelphiagryphons.org/

The Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club has established itself as the first gay-friendly men's rugby club in the Philadelphia area. We are always looking for new players, fans, coaches, social members, and everything in between. All ages and sexual orientations (even straight ones) are welcome! Don't worry if you have never played rugby before! Most guys on the North American gay teams have never even seen a rugby ball before they stepped out onto the pitch. Short and tall, skinny and not-so-skinny, we've got a place for you on our team!


Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association

P.O. Box 1794
Philadelphia, PA  19105
president@plta.us
http://www.philadelphialibertytennis.org

We are an affiliate of the national Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance and Team Philadelphia. PLTA's mission is to promote tennis among the GLBT community and its supporters in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. We also promote camaraderie and community spirit through social functions and events


Philadelphia Women's Rugby Football Club, Inc.
Post Office Box 8163
Philadelphia, PA 19101
president@pwrfc.org
http://www.pwrfc.org 

Philadelphia Women's Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) was established in 1976, making it the oldest women's rugby club in the Philadelphia area. The goal of PWRFC is to continue to improve and grow as a competitive team and also ensure the development of the sport of rugby in the Philadelphia region. We are always looking for new players and would love for you to join us!


PhilaVentures at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107 
firstrep@waygay.org
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Philaventures) 

An outdoor club of gay men and lesbians in the Philadelphia area. Join us for biking, hiking, camping, skiing, tubing and other seasonal activities. Participation is open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or place of residence. Planning meetings held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, at the William Way Community Center.


Philly QCycle

PO Box 36863
Philadelphia, PA 19107
info@teamphiladelphia.org 

Philly QCycle is a new LGBT bicycling club affiliated with Team Philadelphia to promote organized recreational riding for all levels in the Greater Philadelphia region.


Spartans Wrestling Club

http://www.phillyspartans.com/

Spartan Wrestling Club of Philadelphia is an adult, gay recreational wrestling club dedicated to the enjoyment of freestyle wrestling. The club was founded in 1991. We welcome participants with little or no wrestling experience as well as trained freestylers and folks-style/collegiate wrestlers.


Tai Chi at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Tai Chi)

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of mind-body-spirit health, based on the wisdom of the Tao and the I Ching. You will learn the gentle movements and deep breathing of the Yang Style 37 Postures Form. Tai Chi can have many health benefits including: lowering blood pressure; reducing leg, neck and back pain, etc. All ages and all fitness levels are welcome!

Gaming

Bridge Club at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Bridge Club)

The Bridge Club for men and women meets at the Center every Monday of the month from 2 pm to 5 pm. There is no charge, but because the group can only play in groups of four, please call Ellis Ginsberg in advance for a reservation at 215-732-2220. Sorry, but the club is not for beginners.


Chess Club at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Chess Club)

This is a new inclusive group seeking players of all skill levels interested in socializing and working on their game.


Loft23: The Game Loft at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Loft23)

The game loft is a space geared towards gamers (21-29 years old) within the community and is an opportunity to meet new people, play games, and socialize outside of the bar/club scene.There will be board games, a Wii console and PS3 provided within the group space. So come out, join the group and have fun!!!!!! FREE. Meets every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.


Mah-jongg at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Mah-jongg)

Thursdays, 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mah-jongg is a game for four players that originated in China.  Mah-jongg involves skill, strategy, and calculation as well as a certain degree of luck.  Here at the Center, the game is played following the American Mah-jongg rules.  Beginners and experienced players are welcome at either or both sessions on Thursday.  Free.

Music

Anna Crusis Women's Choir
Phone: 267-825-7464
P.O. Box 42277
Philadelphia, PA  19101
info@annacrusis.com
http://annacrusis.com/ 

The Anna Crusis Women's Choir, founded in 1975, is the country's oldest feminist choir and has been honored for its community service in the Philadelphia area. The Choir acts as both an agent of social change and a premier performing arts group by empowering its audiences on important issues of the day affecting women, youth and disadvantaged populations.


Philadelphia Voices of Pride

1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
info@pvop.org
http://www.pvop.org/

Philadelphia's first mixed voice LGBT chorus. The Philadelphia Voices of Pride is a self affirming Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) vocal ensemble devoted to enhancing the musical, educational and cultural life in the Philadelphia area. We consider ourselves as ambassadors, promoting a positive image of the LGBT community by donating our time, talents and financial resources to benefit LGBT, HIV and Women's organizations.


Social

Loft23: The Exchange Loft at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Loft23)

Loft23 is an inclusive social/support group where LGBTQ individuals between the ages of 21 and 29 can have engaging and constructive experiences that lead to self-improvement and the development of positive connections within the community. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 6-8 pm.

Philadelphia Area Naturist Guys (PANG)
Phone: 215-978-PANG
PO Box 301
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
jcrc99@aol.com
http://www.phillynakedguys.com/

Philadelphia Area Naturist Guys, "PANG", is an all-male naturist social club open only to men 21 years of age and older. We welcome all men of all sizes, shapes, ages, occupations, ethnicities, etc.! We have house parties that are open only to members and their guests. We sponsor events that are open to the public, such as trips to the (clothing optional) nude beach and monthly socials.


Philadelphians MC

PO Box 36685
Philadelphia, PA  19107 
Philadelphiansmc@philadelphiansmc.org
http://www.philadelphiansmc.org

Founded in 1974, Philadelphians MC is a fraternal leather organization built on the traditional motorcycle club model. Composed primarily of gay men, but open to any who feel a kinship with the leather community, the Philadelphians MC works to cultivate a feeling of family and brotherhood within its membership through socials, fundraising, personal growth and community involvement both in the Philadelphia area as well as in other cities to which we travel and visit brother clubs.


Transway at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://www.waygay40.org/ (Search Transway)

A weekly drop-in social group for Trans Women and Men. Light refreshments included and topics vary. Meeting every Thursdays from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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