Celebrate Pride: Stonewall & Greenwich Village LGBT History Tour
June 14, 2022 | 6PMView on Google Maps
Pride is celebrated to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising, a key turning point in the LGBT rights movement. In its immediate aftermath, new activist groups emerged fighting for liberation and visibility. However, New York City has a long and vibrant LGBT history dating to the early 20th century. Join Ken Lustbader and Jay Shockley, Co-Directors of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, on a walking tour of pre- and post-Stonewall historic sites associated with early LGBT activism that influenced American culture and politics.
Starting at the Christopher Park, across from Stonewall, learn about the long-standing oppressive practices which led to the 1969 uprising and, before that, the 1966 “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar. Stops along the tour will highlight such events as the formation of the first Pride march in 1970 and the birth of the STAR, the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries.
This is a FUNDRAISING tour; all money raised will support the ongoing work of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.
Tour starts at the Stonewall National Monument at Christopher Park, across from the Stonewall Inn. Walking tour will take place rain or shine.
This event is presented with the support of the New York Community Trust and Con Edison.
Featured photo: Participants of the Stonewall uprising in front of the Stonewall bar, June 29, 1969. Gift of The Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.