A Queer Walk of York Join us for a tour that brings into focus the city's LGBTQI+ communities past and present.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
StreetLife Hub 29-31 Coney Street York YO1 9QL
Tour guides: Andy Egerton and Rachel Cowgill
The researchers at StreetLife York have been compiling a York LGBTQI+ heritage trail of sites of significance to queer communities. The project arose from StreetLife's aim to change how people think about Coney Street - to recover lost histories, tell forgotten stories and make connections with the people who have lived, worked and played there through the centuries. For a city of York's size and importance, it is astonishing to find such few traces of LGBTQI+ lives as we walk through its streets.
'A Queer Walk of York' brings into focus the city's LGBTQI+ communities past and present, enabling queer residents and visitors to see themselves and their lives reflected in the cityscape around them. Join us to celebrate the contributions made by LGBTQI+ people to the history and development of our city.
This walking tour will highlight sites of both historical and current relevance, and aims to uncover further stories, anecdotes and memories exploring the experience of being and/or growing up LGBTQI+ in York.
The tour will start and end at the StreetLife Hub, 29-31 Coney Street. Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.
Presented in collaboration with StreetLife - visit the StreetLife website to find out more about their programme of events.