On this tour, we examine the ways African-Americans have fought for social justice through the experience of Harlem in New York City.
Private or Group New York Pride: Exploring the Birthplace of Gay Rights Virtual Tour
Tour Type: Private & Virtual
Duration: 1 Hour
New York City is the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement
The Prohibition Era gave rise to a vibrant nightclub scene in both Greenwich Village and in Harlem where people of different classes, races, and sexual identities often challenged social prohibitions and conventions on who could associate with who. In a post-WWII, LGBT New Yorkers increasingly looked to and interacted with the black Civil Rights Moment to advocate for their own civil rights, culminating in the watershed moment of the Stonewall Inn Riots in June 1969, and the subsequent annual Gay Rights Marches. LGBT New Yorkers have continued to lead the gay rights movement in the late 20th Century and into the current century in areas related to AIDS awareness and marriage equality.
Neighborhoods explored primarily focus on Greenwich Village, the Bowery, Times Square, Central Park, and Harlem, and some prominent LGBT New Yorkers include Walt Whitman, Emma Stebbins, Ma Rainey, Carl Van Vechten, Bayard Rustin, James Baldwin, Marsh P. Johnson, Ed Koch, Larry Kramer, and Edith Windsor.
- The tour is offered virtually. Your tour group can stay in the comfort of their own home while an expert guide takes them through an interactive online experience.
- It is a 360-degree tour led by a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide.
- Questions can be asked throughout the tour.
We also offer a The Greenwich Village Gay Rights Walking Tour. If interested for more information, please click here.