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    Walking Tour: Latinx LGBTQ+ DC

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    Join the DC History Center and historian José Gutierrez for a walking tour of Adams Morgan's Latinx LGBTQ+ history. 

    Before hitting the DC streets for a weekend of Pride festivities including the annual parade and festival, learn the LGBTQ+ Latinx history of popular nightlife spots in one of DC's most iconic neighborhoods: Adams Morgan. This is a bilingual walking tour, led by historian José Gutierrez. Party smarter this Pride by honoring the people and places who preserved, celebrated, and kept LGBTQ+ DC alive and thriving. Join us Thursday, June 6 at 7 pm for our walk, starting in Adams Morgan and ending in Columbia Heights, including information about:

    • Salud Inc. one of the first DC Latino HIV/AIDS organizations
    • El Faro the first DC Latinx LGBTQ bar
    • bar Noa Noa
    • Restaurant Perry’s
    • Restaurant El Migueleno
    • Churreria Madrid
    • and more!

    Why this tour? 

    The DC History Center facilitates the Latino/a/x Advisory Group (LAG) comprised of community members, scholars, artists, activists, and educators who represent a myriad of DC’s Latino/a/x communities. The LAG is intentionally crafted to bring together diverse perspectives from a wide range of national, gender, sexual orientation, and multi-generational identities to disrupt patterns of cultural extraction and monolithic narratives. The LAG informs and influences the DC History Center’s incorporation of local Latino/a/x community histories in programs, education, exhibits, research, and scholarship. José Gutierrez is a founding member of the group.


    TICKETS: It's important to us that anyone who wants to attend this program can do so and that ticket cost is not a barrier to participation. Tickets are priced from $10-50. Please pay what you can. Recommendations are on the ticketing page. Revenue is split with our tour guide. Email us at if cost is still a barrier to you.
    RESERVATIONS: Required and limited to 15 participants.
    LOCATION: Meet at Starbucks of the corner of Columbia Rd and 18th St. NW. We end at the Columbia Height metro station.
    DURATION: Approximately 60-90 minutes.


    Please note that this tour covers about seven blocks of city sidewalks from Adams Morgan to Columbia Heights. If you require accommodations for a disability, please email the DC History Center at with your request as possible. We are committed to making events accessible for all participants.


    José Gutierrez is a member of the Latino Advisory Group of the DC History Center, co-founder of the Rainbow History Project, founder of the Jose Gutierrez Archives and the Latino GLBT History Project.

    phtos of tou guide Jose Gutierrez with a yellow background
    DC History Center programs are supported by Events DC and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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