New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery Launches LGBT Trolly Tour

New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery Launches LGBT Trolly Tour

Green-Wood celebrates LGBT History month with a special trolley tour illuminating permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. You will visit the graves of important LGBT figures including “It’s Raining Men” co-writer, Paul Jabara; sculptor of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin; and Broadway lyricist, Fred Ebb, among others. Tour goers will mark each grave with a rainbow flag.

The tour will be led by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, a cultural heritage initiative that is documenting LGBT historic sites of significance throughout New York City.The project team, historic preservationists Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader, Jay Shockley, and Amanda Davis, will be joined by Green-Wood’s Manager of Preservation and Restoration, Neela Wickremesinghe, who will share the ways these sites are preserved through restoration and preservation efforts.
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