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New York Pride Virtual Tour: Exploring the Birthplace of Gay Rights

1 Hour | Available Tuesdays

Quick Details

Info Tour Type: Virtual

Clock Duration: 1 Hour

Capacity: Up to 95 people

Rate: $30/person

Adult Up to 95 people
$30

We start with significant events and a view into the life of Gay New Yorkers in the pre-Stonewall era, especially as New York emerged as the artistic and entertainment epicenter of America.

The Prohibition Era gave rise to a vibrant night club 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 through an interactive online experience. It is a 360 degree tour lead by a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Questions can be asked throughout and we have a fun quiz based on the tour at the end.

For larger group inquiries, please contact us directly.

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