Christopher Street Tours is inspired by the deep history and impactful stories of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City and across the globe.
Christopher Street Tours is inspired by the deep history and impactful stories of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City and around the world. We are LGBTQ+-owned and -operated with the mission of sharing stories and uplifting voices of those that paved the way before us. Our LGBTQ+ walking tours are designed to be engaging, meaningful, and thought-provoking as we explore the landmarks, events, and people that have shaped the LGBTQ+ history of each neighborhood.
Join us on this transformative journey of discovery and celebration, as we pay tribute to the resilience and spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. Together, let us deepen our understanding of the vibrant history that has shaped the LGBTQ+ community, inspiring us to create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.
Hi! I’m Michael, founder of Christopher Street Tours. I’m a historian, speaker, educator, and New York City tour guide who has spent my career uplifting and sharing stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and activists. My passion for the representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ history led to the creation of Christopher Street Tours in 2018. We’ve since welcomed thousands of people from all across the globe to our Christopher Street Tours community.
From the moment I embarked on my inaugural tour, a profound realization dawned upon me: the hunger for knowledge and the desire to uncover LGBTQ+ narratives extended far beyond my personal curiosity. In an exciting turn of events, corporate groups, non-profit organizations, and esteemed colleges and universities began expressing their interest in joining our tours, propelling the growth of Christopher Street Tours to new heights. The resounding support and participation of our community amplified the impact and expansion of our mission.
In the present day, we take immense pride in being recognized as the foremost provider of LGBTQ+ walking tours and experiences in New York City. Our offerings encompass captivating neighborhood walking tours, immersive virtual and in-person Pride Programs, and engaging speaking engagements, all designed to showcase the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ history and culture. We have embraced and fostered a global community within Christopher Street Tours, welcoming thousands of individuals from every corner of the world. It is with profound gratitude and utmost honor that I dedicate my life’s work to sharing this transformative journey with you.
We believe in providing accessible knowledge of LGBTQ+ history to all, uplifting voices and sharing stories from those who have paved the way before us. We strive to create meaningful and educational experiences for the New York City community, as well as our national and global communities.
The main goal of Christopher Street Tours is to share information and knowledge with the greater global community. Our tours and experiences provide an educational and engaging space where tour guides and guests can learn from each other.
Christopher Street Tours began as a passion project. Every tour and experience is infused with this kind of passion for sharing LGBTQ+ history.
Everyone is welcomed and included at Christopher Street Tours. Our tours and experiences provide visitors with a safe, open space to freely be their true, authentic, genuine selves.
We have a responsibility to provide high-quality tours and experiences to our valued guests, striving to present the most accurate depiction of LGBTQ+ history, and recognizing the significance of providing a true and comprehensive narrative.