Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour
Sunday, June 12th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 20th Brooklyn Pride Week (June 5th through 11th) with an
LGBT-themed trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery.
guide Phil Desiere--who
leads tours of Greenwich Village, Central Park, and other New York City
sights--will illuminate stories of Green-Wood's "permanent residents"
openly gay, including "It’s Raining Men" co-author Paul Jabara, and
others who were probably gay or bisexual, like Violet Oakley, a member
of a "Boston marriage."
You'll also visit the final resting places of those who contributed to
LGBT culture in fun, surprising ways, including Louis Comfort Tiffany,
the artist and businessman whose fancy New York City atelier is the
namesake of gay novelist Truman Capote’s smash hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Thanks to the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project, LGBT graves in Green-Wood will be marked
with a rainbow flag for the entire month of June.
$15 for members of Green-Wood and Brooklyn Historical Society/$20 for non-members. Purchase tickets here.
Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. To accommodate a
wheelchair or other mobility device on the trolley, advance arrangements
must be made. Call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Portions of the tour take place outside the trolley and may require
exiting the vehicle on multiple occasions. Contact the Historic
Fund for more information.
The trolley tour will take place rain or shine.