Location: View Gayborhood Map
This tour encompasses the Washington West "Gayborhood," the heart of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community. It features nightclubs, sidewalk cafes, theaters, and community centers. Some say the LGBTQ rights movement began in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1965, when, outside of Independence Hall, the first "Annual Reminder" was held protesting America's treatment of gays and lesbians. Since then, the LGBTQ community has become integrated with the entire city, but this neighborhood remains its most vital scene. Some of the stops on the tour are not wheelchair-accessible. Please note that this tour will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019.