LGBT History of the Lower East Side
October 19, 2021 | 6:30PM
This talk, in partnership with Lower East Side Preservation Institute (LESPI), will focus on the Lower East Side, including today’s East Village and Lower East Side below Houston Street, as an area that provides a wonderful snapshot of the city’s LGBT history as a whole. Featured sites will range from those connected to immigration in the 1890s to the AIDS epidemic a century later. Pivotal to the neighborhood’s LGBT history was its affordability for much of the 20th century, attracting numerous diverse artists and activists who both lived and worked there.