LGBT Historic Sites in Chelsea on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Janes Walk

Led By Laurence Frommer, Save Chelsea and Stonewall 50 Consortium

Save Chelsea ( A member of the Stonewall 50 Consortium) offers this special tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Chelsea is a neighborhood that was strongly associated with gay life in the 1990’s –but was actually quite “gay” for many, many years before that. Such important pioneering pre-Stonewall gay rights groups as The Mattachine Society, The Daughters Of Bilitis and the West Side Discussion Group were located in Chelsea in the decade before Stonewall. In the aftermath of Stonewall, the radical Gay Liberation Front had its first meetings in Chelsea and the neighborhood was home to such pioneering lesbian organizations as Lesbian Feminist Liberation, the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Lesbian Switchboard which were all housed at the Women’s Liberation Center on W 20th St.

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Saturday, May 4
4:00 PM
1-2 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Accessibility: Wheelchair-friendly, Pet-friendly
view of The Whitney Museum of Art from the Hudson River
View of The Whitney from the Hudson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Bill Benzon. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

Tour begins in front of Rizolli Bookstore 1133 Broadway between W25th and W26th Sts

Directions

23 St: N, Q, R

Finding your walk leader

MAS panel

Ending Location

The Limelight

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