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5/3/16

44 years ago, homosexuality was classified as a mental illness. One man changed everything.

The new play exploring the life of John Fryer, i.e. Dr. Anonymous, premieres this Thursday at the Painted Bride Art Center. A reception sponsored by the William Way LGBT Community Center and Equality Forum will follow the opening night performance.

When: May 5, 6, & 7

4/22/16

Get your riding boots on and hoist your saddle up, ladies and gentlemen, for an unprecedented journal to the American Western Frontier. 

Join the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for their Cinemondays Screening on Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gershman Y theater for the Philadelphia premiere screening of  Carvalho's Journey.

4/19/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The April 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published.

4/18/16

HSP is proud to join more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

4/15/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In 1972, Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: “I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.” Obie Award-winning writer and director Ain Gordon explores Fryer’s story in his new play, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, running May 5 – 7 at the Painted Bride Art Center.