Goethe-Institut LGBTQIA* Walking Tour

Self guided walking tour of LGBTQIA* spaces in conjunction with our exhibit celebrating 50 years of Transatlantic Rainbow Friendship

Goethe-Institut LGBTQIA* Walking Tour

Washington, Fort Lesley J. McNair, District of Columbia 20001, United States

Created By: Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers

Tour Information

This self guided tour has been created to celebrate the opening of our exhibit #QueerAsGermanFolk which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riot and the responses both local and transatlantic within the LGBT communities.

All locations and descriptions provided courtesy of the Rainbow History Project Places and Spaces database.

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What You'll See on the Tour

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Sisterspace grew out of a book corner in Cassandra Burton's Consignment Boutique on U St. and by 1995 it was an independent bookstore. With Faye Williams, Burton turned Sisterspace and Books into one of DC's most popular spots for African-A... Read more
Georgia Douglas Johnson's home was the site of Saturday Nighters, an important weekly salon in the early and mid-20s that gathered young innovative African-American writers, poets, and artists, many of them gay, lesbian and bisexual. The gr... Read more
In the summer of 1970, shortly after the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) organized at Grace Episcopal, GLF took over a house used by the antiwar Berrigan brothers. For several years in the early 1970s the collective, known as GLF House, hosted g... Read more
The Skyline Faggots Collective formed in the summer of 1971 when some members of the original Gay Liberation House separated to set up a neighboring collective. The Skyline Faggots were instrumental in producing 1972 gay men's liberation is... Read more
The basement level of this building has housed gay or gay-friendly dining spots since Trumpets first occupied the spot in 1990. In the summer of 1998, Club Chaos opened in the space and quickly became known for the diversity of its clientel... Read more
From 1978 to January 1980, this was the first home of Whitman-Walker Clinic, a gay community health center formed by the merger of the Gay Men"s VD Clinic, the Gay Men's Counsel on Drinking and the Gay Men's Counseling Collective. The Gay W... Read more
From 1948 until 1985, this was the home of Annie's Paramount Steakhouse, a popular dining spot for the Dupont Circle gay community. In 1986, Travis Thorn opened JR's on the site of the first Annie's. That same year, JR's sponsored the first... Read more
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Hubbard House was a restaurant frequented by gay men and an after-hours club. Originally it was part of a chain with five restaurants. This location on M Street opened in 1964 and closed its doors in 1974.
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