nerds buffs! This summer MOHAI is presenting walking neighborhood tours, starting on our own beloved Capitol Hill with There Goes the Gayborhood: Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ Community this Saturday, July 14, 2012.
It’s kind of a perfect time for MOHAI to present this tour as the integration of Capitol Hill and the subsequent complaining seems to be at an all time high – well, that’s a non-scientific assessment, purely judging by the number of times in a given day I run across people who complain about how Capitol Hill just isn’t the same, and how straight people are taking over, etc. etc. etc. For the record, I’m fine with heterosexuals on Capitol Hill, I just can’t abide any more boring people who complain about bar bands being noisy… you want quiet? Go back to Puyallup.
Here’s what MOHAI has to say about the tour…
Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ Community
Saturday July 14th 10 am – noon – The fountain in Cal Anderson Park (near the intersection of Broadway and Howell)
As the LGBTQ rights movement in Seattle gained ground in the 1970s, Capitol Hill supplanted Pioneer Square as the most visible place where LGBTQ people congregated and created a community. On this tour, MOHAI’s Curt Fischer will guide you through the places of Gay Liberation, the AIDS crises and the continued fight for LGBTQ rights on Capitol Hill from the 1970s until today.
All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes.
Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All day-of tickets must be purchased with a credit or debit card.
Meet at the fountain in Cal Anderson Park (near the intersection of Broadway and Howell). maps.google.com
This tour is also offered on Wednesday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm.
Cost: MOHAI Members $15; General $20
Tickets/Registration: To buy a ticket through MOHAI’s ticketing site, click here: https://3365.blackbaudhosting.com
More Information: For a list of all MOHAI neighborhood history tours, visitseattlehistory.org
Contact: Curt Fischer | 206-324-1126 Ext. 65