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Discover queer Philly with a local guide on a walking tour. Stroll through Midtown Village, Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, and hear about the many historical figures from Philly who have helped make the country a safer space for the LGBTQ community.

Begin your tour with a historical journey through the evolution of Pride and how it has changed over the years from a protest to a parade. Continue walking through the Gayborhood and hear about Kyoshi Kuromiya, a famous inventor, architect, and activist.

Visit Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room, the nation’s longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore. Learn about its fascinating history and many owners. As you continue through the neighborhood, hear about Barbara Gittings, an LGBTQ pioneer from Philadelphia.

Finish your tour with a discussion about the history of racism in the Gayborhood and a tribute to Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first director of LGBT Affairs.



Connect with famous LGBTQ pioneers from Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood
Explore Giovanni’s Room, America’s oldest continuously running LGBTQ Bookstore
Hear about the legacy of prominent queer leaders throughout American history
See murals of LGBTQ leaders, including Gloria Casarez, director of LGBT Affairs
Learn about the evolution of Pride, from its origins as a protest for rights



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