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The self-guided LGBTQ Local History Walking Tour, with 32 stops over seven miles, showcases one of the first cities in the US to prohibit discriminati

Created by students of Ithaca College and Luca Maurer, director of The Center for LGBT Education Outreach & Services, The LGBTQ Local History Walking Tour showcases one of the first cities in the US to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, where one of the first student-organized sit-ins for LGBTQ rights took place, the site of one of the first public declarations of the American bisexual movement and more. With 32 stops over seven miles, this tour is available as a self-guided experience through the free app with options for users to customize their experience.

Popular stops on the tour include the Upper Buttermilk State Park, the HIV/AIDS Memorial Daffodil Gardens, and The Gay People’s Center; attractions with incredible and compelling stories to tell. This tour is for anyone who is interested in learning about Ithaca’s LGBTQ history and culture, to honor the past and better the future. 

Use the PocketSights mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

Download the companion brochure here or pick one up at the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ithaca Downtown Visitors Center, and Taughannock Overlook Visitors Center.

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