GOAL hosts intergenerational gathering with William Way Center
Greater Philadelphia GOAL hosted a breakfast for the William Way "Tuesday Mornings Out Senior Social" group at the William Way Center. The group is a social/educational
group for GBT men 50 and older, with outings, speakers, topics, and special events. The group invited all seniors that are involved with the LGBTIA+ Elder Initiative at William Way to this special event.
The focus of the event was to bridge relationships between the LGBTQIA+ public and first responders while also strengthening the understanding of past and present concerns for the varying generations who attended. GOAL members, who include police officers, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and military members from the greater Philadelphia area hosted round table discussions with participants of the senior group. Topics discussed included concerns about current societal issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community, stories and experiences from the Stonewall era, and experiences of living in, working in, and visiting Philadelphia.
GOAL believes that events like these, ones that allow for storytelling and learning, deepen understanding of others, which in turn helps lessen the divide within the LGBTQIA+ community. Nicholas Tees, a GOAL board member and police officer, and Ed Miller of the William Way Center will be facilitated the event.
For more information about GOAL, visit www.phillygoal.org. For information about the
LGBTQIA+ Elder Initiative at the William Way Center, visit https://www.waygay.org/seniors.