The night before Pride, the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., will open its doors to the community for Homecoming 2011.
From 8 p.m.-midnight June 11, guests can explore the center, partake in a cookout and enjoy entertainment by the Liberty City Kings, Ladies of Sinful Sundays and gospel choir A Voice 4 All People. The center will also crown a Homecoming queen and king.
Tickets range from $20-$75.
Earlier that week, the center will host a preview for fall fundraiser Indigo Ball.
The event, to be held from 6-8 p.m. June 6 at the Prime Rib, 1701 Locust St., will offer hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and preview the October event, to be held at the Kimmel Center’s Wolfgang Puck dining room.
For more information, visit www.waygay.org
or call 215-732-2220.
Church welcomes Ugandan minister
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lower Bucks County will host activist Ugandan minister the Rev. Mark Kiyimba at 10:30 a.m. June 5 at Pen Ryn School, 235 S. Olds Blvd., Fairless Hills.
Kiyimba is the founder of Kampala’s only Unitarian Universalist Church and has campaigned against LGBT discrimination.
Kiyimba, visiting the States to raise awareness about anti-LGBT persecution in Uganda, will also speak at BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 Street Road in Warrington, at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.uuflb.org
or call 215-752-5689.
— Jen Colletta DA meets with PAC
Members of the Police Advisory Commission met with District Attorney R. Seth Williams last week to discuss the release of additional records related to the unsolved Nizah Morris homicide.
Morris was a West Philadelphia transwoman found with a fatal head wound on Dec. 22, 2002, shortly after receiving a courtesy ride from Philadelphia police. She died two days later.
The PAC is investigating the incident and, in May, subpoenaed the Morris records from the DA. Rather than comply, Williams agreed to meet with the PAC to discuss resolving the dispute out of court.
The 30-minute meeting took place May 26 at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads in Center City.
Also attending were Todd M. Mosser, chief of the DA’s litigation unit, and Edward McCann, deputy DA for the trial division.
— Timothy Cwiek