New York Tour 1 will be offering a special LGBTQ history themed tour this month in celebration of Pride. Beyond Stonewall: The LGBTQ History tour will explore the origins of the Gay Rights Movement on the historic streets of Greenwich Village. This 2-hour tour will highlight the storied landmarks of New York’s diverse LGBT community, from the Stonewall Inn to the Gay Liberation Monument.
New York Tour 1 is proud to partner with Heritage of Pride, a nonprofit organization that organizes New York City’s official LGBTQ pride events each year. Proceeds from this tour will go towards The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports grassroots organizations around the country dedicated to eliminating social intolerance and positively uplifting the LGBTQ community.
Walk through history as you explore the streets of Manhattan. Our two-hour itinerary takes you from the 60s to present day, and includes visits to:
- The Stonewall Inn: Location of the Stonewall Riots and birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement.
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center: An institution that has served the LGBT community since its founding in 1983.
- Larry Kramer Residence: Home of Larry Kramer, the critically acclaimed author of The Normal Heart (1985), The Destiny of Me (1992), and Women in Love (1969).
- The Waverly Theater: Where Richard O’Brien’s genre-and-gender-bending music The Rocky Horror Show first played.
- Gay Liberation Monument: The first work of public art that commemorates LGBT rights.
This special two hour tour will be offered on June 22nd and June 23rd at 2:30 PM. The tour meets at the Stonewall Inn and tickets cost $25.00. Tickets and information available at https://www.newyorktour1.com/neighborhood-tours/the-pride-tour. Come #makethemostoutofNYC and HAPPY PRIDE!