On this two-hour walking tour, we'll discuss the people and institutions that have put Philly on the map as one of the most queer-friendly cities in the country (and the world)! Hear how the 13th street corridor developed from a red light district to one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city! Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized "Gayborhood" in the country! We'll visit the oldest continuously operating gay bookstore in America whose profits go to HIV/Aids orgs, sneak into the back of the restaurant and cocktail lounge that keeps a secret mural hidden in its stairwell, and more. Along the way, I’ll highlight the queer activists I love and admire and suss out the many reasons I am hopeful for the future of the LGBT movement!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWe'll start in the Rittenhouse neighborhood and make our way east to the Gayborhood!