Friday, May 18, 2012

LGBT Legal History Tour of Greenwich Village

[LeGaL–the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York–is sponsoring]

a one-of-a-kind LGBT legal history tour in celebration of June Pride. The tour, led by our own Rick Landman and joined by Professor Arthur Leonard will take us from the historic site of the Stonewall riots to neighborhood corners where gay rights were demanded to community statues reflecting our relationships and numerous other sites in historic Greenwich Village.

Along the way, we'll discuss the history of the LGBT Movement from a legal perspective and how the legal community influenced the Movement. We'll learn the answers to some lesser-known questions relevant to our history such as:

*    What legal case went up to the NJ Supreme Court that allowed "homosexuals" to congregate in "gay bars "in 1967 (2 years before the Stonewall riots)? And what did Meth have to do with it?

*    Why did so many lesbian and gay organizations start out with names that didn't have "lesbian" or "gay "in their incorporated titles?

*    How did NYC use the Administrative Code to remove Adult Use Establishments from the West Village? What is the status of those zoning laws as of today?

*    How did LeGaL members help to create many of today's LGBT groups and laws and even the Community Center?

Meeting Location: The Tour begins at Christopher Street Park (Sheridan Square) and will end by the waterfront near the pier at the end of Christopher Street.

Cost: Suggested Donation of $10 to the LeGaL Foundation

Tour may be limited to the 1st 25 registrants.

RSVP here.