Glad to be Gay Camden’s LGBT Heritage Free Walks
Glad to be Gay: Camden’s LGBT Heritage
A walk marking 50 years since homosexual law reform 1967 – 2017
Saturday 10 June 11:00 am
Thursday 22 June 6:00 pm
Saturday 24 June 11:00 am
Saturday 1 July 11:00 am
Starting at Goodge Street Station this walk led by Camden Tour Guides takes in places in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross which are part of Camden’s rich heritage of sexual diversity. We will visit pubs which were notorious watering holes for the Bohemian demimonde of the 1920s and 1930s.
We will pass a theatre which was in the vanguard of lesbian and gay theatre and a bookshop which has been at the heart of the LGBT community now since 1979. We will visit the homes of the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Set who challenged Victorian codes of behaviour and see the house where the great genius of polari Kenneth Williams was brought up. We will hear about how the LGBT community rallied together to respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and end our walk at Camden Town Hall where some of the first Same Sex weddings were joyously celebrated.
The walks are free but you must book online on Eventbrite:
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