Openhouse, GLTB Historical Society - Thrill Spot
Thrill Spot: A Lost Queer History Walking Tour
Openhouse, GLTB Historical Society
Openhouse reduces isolation and empower LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security.
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.
The 1954 raid on Tommy’s Place is the stuff of legend: lurid headlines claiming seduction of teenage girls in a lesbian “Vice Academy,” swaggering butches, police graft, political intrigue, and angry legions marshalled by the PTA.
Lambda-winning author and visual artist Katie Gilmartin is writing a fictional account deeply rooted in historical fact. Join her on the journey, imagining the lives of our ancestors with humor, passion, and mourning. We'll explore the raid’s impact through performance, music, and visits to key historical sites including the infamous “happy hunting ground for adult debauchees.”
With Dulce De Leche, Kippy Marks, and Molly Shaiken. Tour will cover approximately ten blocks with two steep grades. Offered in joyful collaboration with Openhouse: Housing, Services, & Community for LGBT Seniors. Cosponsored by the GLBT Historical Society.
We’re looking for four volunteers to be safety guards on the tour. They’d need to wear orange vests and make sure any distracted folks on the tour stay on the sidewalk, and keep the sidewalks clear for passersby. May 19, 2PM-4PM. Thank you!