“I thought I knew a lot about gay Southern California, but Lambda Archive’s wonderful tour of the Hillcrest was eye-opening. Lambda knows every nook and cranny, every pertinent gay event that ever happened here. They make the history of gay Hillcrest come alive!” (Photo cred)
My experience with the Lambda Archives has taught me more than I thought possible. Before I began my internship I was aware of the LGBT community and had a few friends that belonged to it but was severely undereducated about the richness of the culture and the standing in the community. Being aware and knowing are two completely different things. As an intern I learned about the rich and long history of the LGBT community in San Diego and about many of the community heroes who have paved the way for the younger generation.
“This very important tour highlights the history, stories, places, sites, tragedies and triumphs of this modern civil rights struggle. A national and international struggle in which San Diego was at the forefront. A struggle where there has been tremendous progress and, like all struggles for human rights, a struggle that requires constant vigilance — and continues to this day. Visitors will find this tour enlightening, entertaining, at times disheartening, and ultimately inspiring.” (Photo Cred)
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Our next walking tour of Hillcrest’s LGBTQ history is set for Sat. Dec. 15 at 10:30 am. Tickets and details here. We hope to see you there!
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