Woodlawn Cemetery hosts LGBT history trolley tour in honor of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary

March 8, 2019

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a watershed in the struggle for LGBT rights. In honor of the anniversary, Woodlawn Cemetery and the LGBT Historic Sites Project will offer a two-hour trolley tour taking visitors to the final resting places of some of Woodlawn’s most illustrious LGBT “permanent residents.”

Via Woodlawn Cemetery

This is Woodlawn’s first LGBT tour. It will focus on LGBT pioneers who made significant contributions to American culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Co-led by Andrew Dolkart and Ken Lustbader, Co-Directors of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, and Susan Olsen, Director of Historical Services at Woodlawn Cemetery, the tour will offer a history of the lives and loves of such figures as Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen, illustrator Joseph Leyendecker, theatrical agent Elisabeth Marbury, and photographer George Platt Lynes.

This tour will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, April 7th at Woodlawn’s Brainbridge and Jerome Avenue Gates. The trolley will depart at 2 p.m., rain or shine. You can find tickets here.

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