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Gay Pioneer Square:
Coming Out from Underground
Experience a time when more than the buildings had facades as we delve into Pioneer's surprising past as the hotbed of LGBT life in our community. Tour begins in Pioneer Square, on the corner of Third Avenue S. and S. Washington St. This historic area's once rowdy and run-down character gave cover to hidden outposts (frequently bars and taverns) where being gay was 'OK' in contrast to the larger disapproving world of the early and mid-20th century. Learn how these safe havens for one-time outcasts developed into a community that eventually sought greater social and political recognition.
 
This tour lasts approximately two hours and begins in Pioneer Square, on the corner of Third Avenue S. and S. Washington St. at 10 am unless otherwise noted below. Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available. Tour is $15 in advance/$25 day of.
 
Upcoming Tour Dates
Saturday:9/3
 
 
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