A tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, taking in 250 years of history in a colourful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic centre of one of Europe's queerest cities.This is a small group tour, for a high quality experience.
An informative and entertaining walk through 200 years, revealing histories which have often been forgotten or ignored. Discover the lives of people who lived in very different times and their tales of bravery and achievement, through changing times and attitudes. All this on a route which takes us from the grandeur of the seafront, through the quaint old Lanes and finishing in the 'gay village' of Kemptown. • tales of Regency Brighton and the Dandies • discover the person who, disguised as a man, became a pioneering doctor 50 years before women were officially allowed to practice medicine • Oscar Wilde's eventful visits to Brighton • a same-sex wedding - in 1923! • lesbian and gay bars in the 1950s & 60s • entertainment stars, including an Edwardian drag king, and Dusty Springfield • the location of England's first Civil Partnership ceremonies • a lesbian diarist from the early 19th century, whose diary has been called 'The Rosetta Stone of Lesbian History' • political protest and activism • the modern 'gay village'