What is PLCD?

Philadelphia Lambda Club of the Deaf is a non-profit social organization which provides a contest, social, intellectual, and cultural enhancement to the needs and interests of the metropolitian Philadelphia Deaf and Hearing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered persons who identifies themselves Leather, Drag, Casual, Bear and Cub. PLCD is affiliated with the regional Gay and Lesbian Association of the Deaf - East (GLAD-E) and the national Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD).


Board officers and members meet bi-monthly with the exception of July. Visitors are always welcome.


The organization is run by a four member executive board. The four officers are:

Executive Director
Assistant Director

Terms are for permanent, and when vacancy occurs, the position will be appointed.


There are three membership classifications:

Full Member
Associate Member
Social Member


Event Committee
Contest Committee
Education Committee
ByLaws Committee
Communications Committee
Parade Committee


PLCD is mainly a social, cultural and educational organization. Fellowship and the need to stay in touch are very important to the area's Deaf and Hearing LBGT community. PLCD frequently hosts parties, both for fundraising and future events.

PLCD also holds bar nights, contests, coffee socials, picnic, and holiday parties.

Our most popular event to date is our bi-annual Mr. Philadelphia Deaf Leather and Bear Festival. The weekend in November starts with the bar night through the contest and ends with the winners' celebration party.

Contact Information

Philadelphia Lambda Club of the Deaf
P.O. Box 1012
Philadelphia, PA  19105
Email: plcd@deafqueer.net
Web site: www.deafqueer.net/plcd

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