GLAPN's walking tours – the talk of the town!
Since its inception, GLAPN has been known for its fun and informative Queer History Walking Tours. They're a way to catch up on all of the history that never got published over the last 150 years or so, about goings-on in Stumptown's lively queer community.
The walks aren't regularly-scheduled events. But from time to time, for instance, a municipal group will request a tour as part of their observance of PRIDE, or a community non-profit will need a fundraising event, and we'll dust off our walking shoes again.
The [cute] logo at right advertises one such event, that we are doing – or that we did, depending on when you're reading this – for the the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition in October of 2011. Click on the logo to get details of that event.
Revisit this page from time to time – we're ransacking our files for pictures and stories of previous walking tours that we can share here.
GLAPN's first Gay History Walking Tour
They produced a guidebook as a companion to the walk, and in 2011 the guidebook was transcribed and updated.
The guidebook is one of the best looks we have into pre-Stonewall Queer Portland. Even though many of the buildings on the tour are gone, the stories are fascinating.
We put the guidebook text in our Queer History pages, and you can link to it by clicking on the streetcar illustration, above right.
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