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Dupont Circle as a historic LGBTQ neighborhood walking tour

Friday, November 24 | 11:00 am

Meet at the fountain in Dupont Circle

Want to share some of D.C.’s LGBTQ history with Thanksgiving company? Need to burn off that second slice of pie from your festive dinner? Join RHP for its popular Dupont Circle as a historic LGBTQ neighborhood walking tour on Friday, November 24 (the day after Thanksgiving) at 11:00 a.m.

Dupont Circle has long been among D.C.’s most prominent LGBTQ neighborhoods—a place where a significant number of LGBTQ people lived, gathered in celebration, sadness, party and protest, did business and socialized in welcoming stores and restaurants. How did this happen and when? Is Dupont Circle still known as a “gayborhood”? What has driven change over the past six decades?

The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Meet at the fountain in Dupont Circle.

Tour leader Jeff Donahoe is a longtime Rainbow History Project member with interests in oral history and social geography.

Registration highly recommended as this tour frequently sells out.

The tour is offered free of charge. Donations to RHP are welcome.

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