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LGBTQ+ History

20
Feb

Expressing Your Pride: LGBTQ+ Symbols Throughout History

Symbols hold profound meaning within the LGBTQ+ community, serving as powerful reminders of the struggles and triumphs that have shaped Queer history. We’ve seen various symbols used over time, not only for the practical use of self-identification within the community, but also, the external symbology of Queer power, pride, and activism. In this post, we’ll...
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29
Nov

‘Tis the Season for Queer History

‘Tis the season for Queer history! But spoiler alert: at Christopher Street Tours, every season is a season for Queer history! This holiday season, we extend a festive invitation for you to immerse yourself in the holiday magic of New York City with our new “Make the Yuletide Gay” Holiday Tour! Picture yourself strolling through...
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30
Jun

Lyft Feature: “These LGBTQIA+ History Tours Bring People Together”

As the founder of Christopher Street Tours, a company dedicated to sharing stories and uplifting voices of the LGBTQ+ community, I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for an article with Lyft about LGBTQIA+ history tours that bring people together. I’m always grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for preserving and honoring...
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27
Jun

A Tribute to Larry Kramer

Last night, I had the profound privilege and honor to attend the Celebration of Life ceremony for activist, author, and metaphorical mentor, Larry Kramer. It’s difficult to put into words the deep impact that Larry had on my life, even though I only met him once. That meeting, in itself, was a highlight of my...
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Michael in front of Stonewall
06
Jun

Spectrum News Celebrates Pride: “Tour Guide Teaches LGBTQ+ History in the City”

Earlier this month, founder and owner of Christopher Street Tours, Michael Venturiello, spoke to Spectrum NY1’s Justine Re about the importance and history of Pride. Engaging in conversations that amplify the importance of LGBTQ+ history is always a rewarding experience. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Justine Re from Spectrum NY1 for an...
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Our Top 3 Reasons to Explore the Village with Christopher Street Tours

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant streets of New York City’s LGBTQ+ history with Christopher Street Tours! If you’re seeking an immersive experience that combines culture, education, and celebration, look no further than a Village Pride walking tour with Christopher Street Tours. In this blog post, we highlight the top three benefits of...
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24
May

Embracing the Past, Celebrating the Future: The Importance of LGBTQ+ History

LGBTQ+ history is a vibrant tapestry of stories, struggles, and triumphs that have shaped the world we live in today. It is a narrative of resilience, courage, and resilience in the face of adversity. Understanding and embracing this history is not only crucial for honoring the past but also for fostering a more inclusive and...
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30
Apr

The Best Ways to Celebrate LGBTQ+ History this Pride Month

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, embrace diversity, and honor the struggles and triumphs that have paved the way for equality. If you’re looking for the ultimate Pride experience that combines education, exploration, and celebration, look no further than Christopher Street Tours in New York City. In this blog post, we...
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