Friday, June 5, 2015


                           Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour
                      Sunday, June 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kick off Brooklyn Pride Week (June 8th through 13th) in a most unique way: with an LGBT-themed trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery.

Tour 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’ who were 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.

$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.