Philadelphia Gayborhood with Malik Muhammad

In celebration of Pride Month, University Life took a trip to the Philadelphia Gayborhood with Malik Muhammad, Associate Director of the LGBT Center, to learn about the history of the neighborhood, explore Malik’s favorite spots, and visit a few LGBTQ+ owned small businesses.

Embracing Pride Month is all about that sense of empowerment and giving power back to our communities to know we belong here - in this city and in this space.

Special Thanks to

Jay Monahan | Interviewer & Editor
Steve McCann | Videographer

345 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Giovanni’s Room is the oldest, very best LGBTQ & Feminist bookstore in the Country and Philadelphia’s number 1 source for LGBTQ fiction & non-fiction books.

1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year.

243 S Camac St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tavern on Camac is a gay-friendly tavern known for its piano singalongs & dance parties.

Pride Flag

Throughout June, University Life will celebrate Pride Month with stories and interviews of influential figures in Penn’s LGBTQ community.