Just spotted this review of a fascinating new book about Walt Whitman and gay sociability in late 19th century New York. This is very timely for us, because Oscar Wilde Tours is planning a gay history tour of New York, to start hopefully in the spring. New York is of course one of the richest gay history sites in the world, but there isn’t much information available about the topic: there’s no book about it, and the only walking tours cover only the Village.
More gay history notes for gay travelers. I don’t think that most Americans associate Paris with gay history, but it is one of the richest cities for gay history, as it is for all other kinds of history. In fact, Paris is the only city that offers a whole series of gay history tours: Paris Gay Village’s “visites inverties” (inverted tours). They are only offered irregularly and in French, but Oscar Wilde Tours will always include them (with translation of course) in our Paris tours.