Venue & Directions

This year PubComm will be held in the Mark Segal Ballroom of the William Way LGBT Community Center. We selected this location due to its commitment to a minority community in Philadelphia. Here is the organization’s mission, as stated on its website:

“The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.”

Though the organization was incorporated in 1974, it has been at its current location since 1997. The building itself has a long and interesting history that you can read more about here.



The William Way LGBT Community Center  is located at 1315 Spruce St in Center City. It is a short walk from the Walnut-Locust SEPTA subway station, and 12-13th and Locust bus stop. The Center is also surrounded by paid street parking and a number of pay-to-park lots.