- $20 for one admission to a walking tour of historic lesbian landmarks with Rachel Corbman
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
From powerhouse political speeches to iconic bars, New York City is rife with locations that tell the story of the LGBT movement. But many of these sites have been built over or remodeled, and as such, their history becomes less evident. Uncover the hidden stories behind well-known and overlooked buildings and sites as you explore the roles they played in shaping the lesbian community. Rachel Corbman, a coordinator for the Lesbian Herstory Archives, leads each 90-minute tour, which will cover sites either from 1910 to 1950, or from midcentury to present day.
Early 20th Century Tour
On the June 21 and July 13 tours, Rachel will take you back to the community as it was from 1910 to 1950, leading you to original bars, the NYU hall that was once a feminist organization for “unorthodox women,” and the imagined address of a salacious pulp novel.
Midcentury to Modern Day Tour
The June 26, June 28, and July 26 tours cover from the 1950s to the present day. You’ll visit the location of Audre Lorde’s “Master’s Tools” speech, two former headquarters of a lesbian pathfinding organization, the end point of Dyke March, and more.
Gender and Sexuality Expert
With a lifelong love of NYC and its diverse communities, Rachel came to the city from Jersey to take advantage of its offerings. Soon, her interest in the LGBT movement led her to delve deeper and earn a master’s degree in women, gender, and sexuality studies. She fused her love of city and community together, becoming an expert on how the NY cityscape ties into the LGBT movement’s historical roots and rich contributions.