Sunday, May 22, 2016


                           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.

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

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.