Sat, 24 Jun 2023, 12:30 PM (BST)
Admiral Duncan pub, 54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UD
Ever wanted to learn more about the pulsing heart of queer London's Soho? Dan Glass, author of ‘Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History', is here to guide you.
Ever wanted to learn more about the pulsing heart of queer London’s Soho? Dan Glass, author of Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History, is here to guide you.
In this tour, stops include the first actions of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) that paved the way for the modern Pride movement; antics and performers’ stories from legendary nightclubs such as Madame Jojo’s and Ghetto; outrageous unapologetic queerness in 1930’s and 1940’s swinging London from Tallulah-‘I’m-a-lesbian-what-do-you-do?’-Bankhead, toQuentin-‘life-was-a-funny-thing-that-happened-to-me-on-the-way-to-the-grave’-Crisp; collective, queer defiance against fascism in the wake of the Admiral Duncan pub bombing; the Valentines Queer Carnival organised by OutRage! Protest movement; queer, black joy from Candy Bar and‘black and gay back in the day’ and lessons from Dean Street wellbeing services which advanced sexual healthcare across London.
Meeting point: Admiral Duncan pub
This tour will include a stop at Foyles where you can purchase a copy of Queer Footprints and also check out the queer maps of London designed by Dan Glass during the book’s creation! Click the link below for more information.
Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief