A Queer History Walking Tour of Brooklyn Heights
Your tour will begin at 11am on October 24, at the plaza outside the Cadman Plaza West exit of the High Street subway station-A/C lines, behind the Whitman Close townhouses. Tours last from 90 minutes to two hours.
Your guide, Hugh Ryan, is a writer and curator. His first book, WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER, won a 2020 New York City Book Award, was a New York Times Editors's Choice in 2019, and was a finalist for the Randy Shilts and Lambda Literary Awards. His next book, THE WOMEN'S HOUSE OF DETENTION, is forthcoming in May 2022. He was previously honored with the 2020 Allan Berube Prize from the American Historical Association. In 2019-2021, he worked on the Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in U.S. History curricular materials for the NYC Department of Education. He curated the exhibition On the (Queer) Waterfront at the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2019, which told forgotten stories of LGBTQ history through art and ephemera to examine how the Brooklyn waterfront nurtured queer lives, from 1850 up to the present.