A great crowd of Philadelphians gathered last night at the William Way Center for the unveiling of Mark Thompson’s exhibition of portraits "Fellow Travelers." The remarkable photographs of Gay cultural pioneers were part of the Gay center’s first Gay History month celebrations.
Adding to the excitement of the evening was the presence of Gay pioneers like Daughters of Bilitis member (and partner to Barbara Gittings) Kay Tobin Lahusen. Also present to show his collection of early Philadelphia Gay publishing material was Mark Segal of the Philadelphia Gay News. Also present was famed Gay songwriter and cabaret performer Tom Wilson Weinberg.
Many thanks to Dolph Ward Goldenburg, Executive Director of the William Way Center for his efforts in making the exhibition and the evening possible.
The exhibit will be there through the end of October so if you get a chance to visit, do!
Here are a few photographs from the wonderful evening.