Tour LGBT History in Greenwich Village from Washington Square to Stonewall and Beyond
We all know about the Stonewall riots in 1969. 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 far beyond that significant event.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first Pride March with Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Dating from the 19th century, Greenwich Village was the epicenter of LGBT life well into the late 20th century. Learn about the LGBT presence in the Bohemian Village and virtually tour the sites connected to LGBT activists, artists, and businesses. Hear about the places and people of the pre- and post-Stonewall LGBT civil rights movement and their lasting impact on American culture.
More about our speakers:
For over 25 years, Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader have been national pioneers in issues related to LGBT history, documentation, and historic preservation. Along with Andrew Dolkart, they co-founded the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, an award-winning cultural heritage initiative and educational resource documenting and presenting historic sites connected to the LGBT community throughout New York City. Its website, including an interactive map, features over 265 diverse places from the 17th century to 2000 that are important to LGBT history and illustrate the community’s influence on NYC and American culture.