• Pride Month Exclusive: French Quarter Rainbow Walking Tour Share:

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    Name: Pride Month Exclusive: French Quarter Rainbow Walking Tour Share:
    Date: June 5, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
    Website: REGISTER HERE
    Event Description:
    Join the Gulf South LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce for an exclusive Pride Month Tour of the French Quarter and a survey of our Queer History, with historian and author Frank Perez of Crescent City Tour Bookings.

    As we celebrate Pride month, we take this moment to consider our history through this
     two-hour interactive exploration of New Orleans gay history. Join us for this walking tour to learn about the origins of Southern Decadence, the evolution of gay carnival, and the story of the tragic Upstairs Lounge Fire. Learn about the favorite haunts and watering holes of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, as well as efforts to preserve this history through the LGBT Archives of Louisiana project. 

    Our guide Frank Perez is author of 
    In Exile, a book on the history of gay life in New Orleans, and an upcoming biography of late local leader and  LGBT activist Stewart Butler. He has been guiding for over two  decades, though his own tour company, and also serves as founder of the Louisiana LGBT Archives as well.  Limited to only 18 spaces, so register early!

    You can learn a bit more about our guide and host, Frank Perez, here!
    Location:
    Tour will convene and start at 638 St Ann Street in the heart of the French Quarter.  Wear comfortable walking shoes!
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, June 5th, 2022
    1:00 pm (and lasting around 90 minutes)
    Contact Information:
    Andrea Romero
    Fees/Admission:
    This event is complimentary for Gulf South LGBT Chamber of Commerce members in good standing. Not a member? Join today and join us. 
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