The Constitutional Walking Tour Offers LGBTQ Tour During Pride Month and Philly Pride Festival

Special theme tour to be offered on Saturday, June 8, 2019 - LGBT History and Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia: Meaningful Monuments, Murals and Markers
PHILADELPHIA - June 4, 2019 - PRLog -- The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia today announced that for the first time, they would be offering a special LGBTQ themed history tour of Philadelphia in honor of Pride Month and the Philly Pride Festival. The tour will be offered on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

As America's Birthplace, Philadelphia is the home to The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. It only seems fitting that the City of Philadelphia has also played key roles over the last fifty-plus years to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) Civil Rights Movement. To that end, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection was home to Barbara Gittings, the Mother of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, and to Dr. John Fryer (aka Dr. Anonymous) who fought tirelessly to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. Philly also hosted the first major LGBTQ rights demonstration that was held at Independence Hall on July 4, 1965, and the Annual Reminders on subsequent years on the Fourth of July.  Additionally, the Liberty Bell has become a symbol of pride for various civil rights, including LGBTQ rights. Philadelphia lays claim to many milestones in the quest for LGBTQ civil rights, which collectively provided momentum for a national movement.

"We are excited to be offering this inaugural LGBTQ history tour of Philadelphia, and we hope to make it an annual event," stated Jonathan Bari, President of The Constitutional Walking Tour. "There have been so many LGBTQ "firsts" that have happened here in Philadelphia that it only seems fitting to highlight them in a tour during Pride Month and the Philly Pride Festival."

The approximately 90 minute tour will begin outside the William Way LGBTQ Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. in Philadelphia. Stops on the tour include Barbara Gittings Way, AIDS Library, Mazzoni Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Walnut Street Theatre, the Liberty Bell, the First LGBTQ Coffee Shop and more!

The cost is $25 per adult and tickets can be purchased by calling 215.525.1776 or online at this link:

For more information about some of the sites we may visit on the tour, visit this link:

About The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is one of the leading providers of Philadelphia sightseeing tours. Located in Historic Philadelphia, The Constitutional visits more than 20 of the most historical sites on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor adventure in the Independence National Historical Park area, which is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. The Constitutional is also the producer of the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia which features more than 20 of "Philly's Frights & Sights"™ on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor walking tour through Historic Philadelphia that features haunted facts and folklore. For more information, please see .

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Leslie Bari, The Constitutional Walking Tour
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