This is not your typical walking tour. You're going to take an exciting journey to the iconic places that tell the important history of NYC's LGBTQ community. We'll pause in front of each stop on our walk and share stories about the past and what that means for us today. If possible, we'll step inside to get a closer look at history. And when we can, we'll enjoy the moment with vittles and libations. We may even take a sip from Marsha P. Johnson's shot glass—a pivotal figure in the Stonewall Riots. While there are countless important places to visit, we will focus on the area of Manhattan most densely populated with significant LGBTQ places.
I'm from a small town in Alabama, where being gay is not acceptable. As a result, I was disconnected from the LGBTQ community both socially and geographically. I moved to NYC, and six years later started VideoOut to conquer the challenges facing LGBTQ people. I hope that by learning LGBTQ history and amplifying the stories of our community, we create empathy that propels us towards gay liberation.
VideoOut amplifies the voices of LGBTQ people by archiving coming-out and ally support stories, redefining the way LGBTQ people are represented in media, and gathering thinkers and doers to solve systemic challenges facing LGBTQ people. One story is important, several are powerful, and all of our stories together are an unstoppable collective that says, "We are LGBTQ, and we deserve equality!"
Snacks We'll be walking a lot, so I'll bring a few energy-boosting snacks to share.
A shot (optional) A shot of liquor illuminates an important moment in LGBTQ history.
From Stonewall Inn to the Little Red Schoolhouse, we'll jaunt around Manhattan, painting a picture of LGBTQ life in NYC. Some of the places we'll see include Keith Haring's studio, Eleanor Roosevelt's NYC home, a firehouse where early gay liberation activity took place, and of course, the piers.
最多可有10位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Guests must be over the age of 21 and bring a valid proof of ID. Guests must be able to comfortably navigate a three-hour outdoor walking tour.
Bring a water bottle. I encourage you to prepare for the weather, with an umbrella or sunscreen or both. We'll walk for 2.5 hours, so please wear comfortable shoes. Most importantly, bring a smile.