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Earlier this week a recommendation by Congressman Boyle to allocate $1.8M in Community Project Funding to support the renovation and expansion of the William Way LGBT Community Center was blocked in a late amendment, along with 2 other LGBT-specific projects including our friends at the LGBT Center of Greater Reading, making national news. We are grateful for the Congressman’s support and hopeful that our requests for support from Senator Casey and Senator Fetterman are successful. 

We’re proud that our project has garnered the support of our local and state government, foundations and individuals, who collectively have contributed over $10M to this important effort to preserve our historic building and create new space for programs to better serve our community. 

“The William Way LGBT Community Center’s renovation and expansion project will provide more access to services for our seniors, provide jobs for the neighborhood, and be an incubator for emerging small businesses,” said William Way LGBT Community Center Executive Director Chris Bartlett. “We’re grateful to Representative Boyle and our many supporters for recognizing its importance and hope the rest of Congress will see the value of economic improvement projects like these and ensure their funding.” 

We will continue to work hard to raise the funds needed for this once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a center that will meet our community’s needs for decades to come. To learn more, please visit