Gay History Walking Tour - Pride Week Edition @ The Stonewall Inn, New York [23 June]

Gay History Walking Tour - Pride Week Edition


16
23
June
13:00 - 15:00

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The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St, New York, New York 10014
We all know about the Stonewall riots in 1969. But who knows that Mae West was arrested in Manhattan for producing a pro-gay-rights play in 1926? Or that Walt Whitman read his homoerotic poems to friends at a bar on Broadway? Professor Andrew Lear has designed this tour to bring New York's gay *history* out of the closet.

On this tour, we venture into the heart of Greenwich Village, where the Stonewall riots took place and the first Gay Pride parade started a year later. But the Village's gay history goes back a century before that, to Walt Whitman's time. Like Paris' Left Bank, the Village has been the center of all of the city's many countercultures and artistic movements, from the Bohemians of the World War… I period to the Beats, the Abstract Expressionists, the New York School, Pop Art, the creators of Off (and Off-Off) Broadway, and of course the gay liberation movement.

We see the places where Villagers have lived and loved, including the sites of the drag shows and gay bars which have dotted the Village for 150 years–in particular the Stonewall Inn. The list of LGBT greats we discover reads like a history of American culture: Herman Melville and Henry James, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, and Andy Warhol.

Gay History Walking Tour of the West Village — Pride Week Edition
1pm check in and 1:15 depart (come early and enjoy an adult beverage from this historic gay watering hole)
Leave from The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street
Cost: $27
Tix: gaypridehistorytour.eventbrite.com
Led by our professional tour guide, Professor Andrew Lear
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