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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
'Walking tour of Gay New Haven for June Gay Pride Month'
NEW HAVEN---The Elm City "has a rich gay history that is unknown to most area residents," according to a release and "The New Haven Pride Center is featuring a 90 minute walking tour that takes walkers to key locations around the nine squares to reveal that queer people have been making history here for more than 350 years."
"Guests will see where Cole Porter got a kick from Champagne, where the Doors’ front man Jim Morrison was bloodied and arrested, where Bette Davis had a bumpy night, where Judy and Liza played both sides of College Street, where frisky freshmen went subterranean for their meet and greets, and where Connecticut’s first public gay execution occurred in 1646," the release said.
The tour will be led by John D. Allen, founder and current co-president of New Haven Pride Center, the release said. "Dr. Allen has been chronicling Connecticut’s gay history for more than 20 years and invites guests to take a peek into New Haven’s closet."
The walking tour, which is one of several events to commemorate June Gay Pride Month, takes place 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 20, rain or shine. The tour is free and open to all. Guests should plan to meet at the New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St., according to the release.
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