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LGBT (GAY) HISTORY PROJECT







FOR:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES

COLLEGE STUDENTS

PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

OR FAMILIES




LEARN ABOUT LGBT HISTORY
FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE




Rick Landman, Esq. uses his life stories to teach history while walking by many of the places where the events occurred.


He started to come out at the age of 13 in 1965, and founded the Gay Liberation Front at his college in 1970 and has been involved ever since.



$300 FOR A 1.5 HOUR
WALKING EXPERIENCE





Rick is also the gay son of two German Jewish Holocaust Survivors who grew up right after the end of legal segregation in America, and relates how all components of the Civil Rights Movements came together.



RICK LANDMAN HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN CURRICULM DEVELOPMENT AND CAN MODIFY HIS TALK OR WALK OR SHOW TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.


WALKING TOURS

& CLASSROOM LECTURES


Suffolk Community College
LGBT History Tour with students from Suffolk Community College





A short award winning documentary made by high school juniors Jesse Berliner-Sachs, Sophie Whisnant, Meredith Criner, and Elizabeth Pasquerello.
Won first place in district National History Day Competition 2014.

Featuring:
Jeff Dupre, Mia Ettinger, Ray Hill, Jim Hubbard, Richard Landman, Gretta Schiller, and Marc Stein.

You can read more about the First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and their project by Clicking here


A short award winning documentary made by Natasha Pagel-Aprill,
about Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, featuring Rick Landman and Robert Beachy.


Rick
ONE MAN SHOW

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Gay Rights Billboard

Click Here to learn more about the

INCLUSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAM


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SAMPLE OF
LGBT TOUR CLIENTS



    LGBT Activists from the Republic of Georgia
    Sponsored by the U.S. State Department

    Borough of Manhattan Community College

    NYC Department of Education:
    High School Gay-Straight Alliance

    Seton Hall University School of Law - Lambda Law Alliance

    Cardozo Law School - Outlaws - Yeshiva University

    Suffolk Community College

    Long Island University

    Adelphi University

    Pace University

    Bucknell University

    Colorado State University

    Gettysburg College

    Dickinson College

    Royal Canadian Bank

    Immigration Equality

    LeGaL- LGBT Bar Association

    GALIP- American Planning Association

    NYLAG- New York Legal Assistance Group

    Hispanic Aids Forum

    Roy Lamberty's Dinner Group

    Several Private Family Tours

    Featured on:

    Logo's "Just Josh" Program - June 2013
    Just Josh- Here Media

    Just Josh- and Rick Landman



    Rick Landman was asked to participate
    in the OUTLOUD PIONEER program

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    Cost: $300
    (1.5 Hour Experience)

    Maximum: 25 people per Tour


    Email
    Contact: Infotrue@yahoo.com


Australian Family
Great Experience for a family to share together.



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TO READ MORE ABOUT
THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT
GLF
CLICK HERE.



Richard Dick Mack was a neighbor, friend and owner of The Den, a gay bar & nightclub in New Jersey.  In 1967 he brought a lawsuit which went up to the NJ Supreme Court which permitted gays to congregate in bars.  This was 2 years before the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village.  He was a Mensch and a quiet hero in the LGBT Movement. He died in June 2013.

Alex McQuilkin, one of the participants of the
2013 Tour wrote a blog piece about what he discovered from the Tour.

You can read his blog by clicking here.
Gay Rights Billboard at Sheridan Square gay pride Hear first-hand LGBT History from someone who was politically active since he 1970's and helped to organize many of the groups and events that brought us to where we are today.

This Walking Tour will discuss our LGBT history from the personal perspective of someone who started coming out at the age of 13 in 1965. We will focus on the period after World War II up until the Stonewall Riots in 1969; and how the Movement advanced our struggle towards full equality.

In addition to the events that occurred, you will also learn about how the legal profession fought to permit the LGBT community to end Sodomy and Cross Dressing laws, become non-profit organizations, create a legal defense fund, congregate in bars, use the names lesbian and gay in corporations, etc. The legal struggle started way before Marriage Equality or Don't Ask-Don't Tell.


Christopher Street pier This hour and a half Tour starts at Christopher Street Park at Sheridan Square (across from the Stonewall Bar) and usually ends at the Christopher Street piers at the Hudson River for a discussion or picnic or visit to a local gay bar.

In addition to learning our history, Rick will walk down Christopher Street turning back the hands of time showing what it was like to live during the sexually charged 1970-1980's.

Tours are available 9-5 weekdays, early evening weekdays, or on the weekend.



Riding the Arc of History
Email For further Information or to make a reservation, email: Infotrue@yahoo.com.


Rick Landman ID card 1972

Rick Landman, founded the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) at the University of Buffalo in the "second wave of the GLF" 1970, marched in the first Gay Pride March up 6th Avenue in NYC in June 1970, participated in the First Statewide March on Albany for Gay Rights in 1971, was the one of the organizers of the First March on Washington For Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979, was part of the CLGR (Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights) Family Diversity Taskforce that drafted NYC's first Domestic Partnership Law, and is currently the Lead Attorney at the LGBT Bar Association Walk-In Clinic for the LeGaL Foundation.


GLF in HOP 2013 in front of the Stonewall
Photo taken at the 2013 Heritage of Pride March in front of the Stonewall.
Rick Landman is in the light blue T-shirt to the right.




LGBT Activists from the Republic of Georgia

This is a photo of LGBT Activists from the Republic of Georgia.
The Tour was sponsored by the US Department of State and FHI 360 Global Connections.


TO READ SOME OF THE
MAJOR LGBT-RELATED
COURT CASES
from the 1960-70's
that affected our Movement,
CLICK HERE.


Here are links to other LGBT books that are worth reading:

David Carter's book Stonewall Jim Levin's books Gay Berlin by Robert Beachy

Law and the Gay Rights Story, by Walter Frank The Right Side of History by Adrian Brooks The Gay Synagogue in New York by Moshe Shokeid

Stonewall by Martin Duberman King of Angels by Perry Brass And then I Danced by Mark Segal



CONTACT: INFOTRUE@yahoo.com

INFOTRUE Educational Experiences, 261 Broadway - 8C, NY NY 10007 --- (212) 233-7867


GLF in HOP 2013
Photo from 2013 HOP March with fellow GLF members
A Group of Original Marchers from 1970 joined in the Pride Parade in 2010 for the 40th Anniversary.


SAMPLE OF PAST PARTICIPANTS



Mother and Daughter
2016 A one-on-one private tour for a queer
teenager, retained by a very thoughtful mother.



...


Birthday gift
2015 A one-on-one private tour for a lesbian
activist as a birthday present from her parents.


Canadian Royal Bank - 2015
2015 Canadian Royal Bank Employees at a dinner after the Tour

"We had an incredible time.
The conversations students had afterwards were encouraging and inspired.
Thank you for all that you do, and we will be in touch!
Thank you"
D. Kangas
Coordinator of Student Affairs

New York City Department of Education - Gay Straight Alliance
2014 NYC Department of Education Gay Straight Alliance


Seton Hall Law School and Cardozo Law School
2014 Seton Hall Law School and Cardozo Law School


Adelphi University
2014 Adelphi University


Diversity Director
Personal 2014 LGBT History Tour with a Diversity Director


Royal Canadian Bank - 2014 LGBT History Tour
Royal Canadian Bank - 2014 LGBT History Tour


Dickinson 2014 LGBT History Tour
Dickinson College 2014 LGBT History Tour


Gettysburg College 2014 LGBT History Tour
Gettysburg College 2014 LGBT History Tour

LGBT Activists from the Republic of Georgia

This is a photo of LGBT Activists from the Republic of Georgia 2013. The Tour was sponsored by the US Department of State and FHI 360 Global Connections.
HAF

Hispanic AIDS Forum 2013

APA 2013 LGBT History Tour
APA (GALIP) 2013 LGBT History Tour


BMCC 2013 LGBT History Tour
BMCC 2013 LGBT History Tour


Adelphi 2013 LGBT History Tour
Adelphi 2013 LGBT History Tour

Australian Family

A Private Tour by an Australian Family Visiting NYC in 2013
Colorado State University
2012 Tour of students from Colorado State University
"We all appreciated your personal stories and insight and can not imagine a better more informative tour on the topic.
I will definitely be looking you up again for other tours on my travels to NYC.
Thanks again, Paige"
Bucknell University
2012 Tour of students from Bucknell University
NYLAG 2012
The 2012 NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group) Tour.

LGBT Bar Association 2012

The 2012 LGBT Bar Association of Greater NY Tour.
Pace University 2012
Pace University 2012
"Thank you for the tour. It was really incredible. I found myself relating back to much of what you spoke about later that evening. Students really seemed to enjoy your tour style and personal stories. I look forward to working together in the future." Kelly Herbert.

 Roy Lamberty Group

Roy Lamberty's Group October 6, 2012
For more information about this group, CLICK HERE
Seton Hall Law School
Seton Hall University School of Law Lambda Law Alliance 2012
Thank you for a terrific tour. We all enjoyed it and learned so much from you. Riding back on the train we were discussing how many different stories are intertwined in gay history; thank you for sharing so many of them with us. Best, Sarah

BMCC Second Group

BMCC Second Group 2012
GALIP

Gays and Lesbians in Planning- GALIP 2011

ALL WALKING TOURS CAN BE CONDUCTED AS AN INDOOR LECTURE...



PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR TERMS & RATES,
AND ALL THE WAY DOWN THIS WEBPAGE FOR A TENTATIVE TYPICAL ITINERARY
AND EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED TOURS.


Rick ABOUT THE TOUR GUIDE


TENTATIVE TYPICAL ITINERARY:

Stonewall
The tour will start in front of where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 began in Christopher Street Park at 7th Avenue. Here is a photo of what it looked like in 1969.
Sheridan
Photo of one of scenes over the last weekend in June 1969 at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street.
Sheriden Square Billboard
This is the corner billboard which used to demand Gay Rights Now!
Gay Rights Billboard
This is a photo back from the days of the battle for Gay Rights in New York City.
Stonewall
The Stonewall Bar (and Nail Shop which was part of the bar back then).
David B
You will hear the discussion of how these statues came to be and how they came to be placed in this location. You will also hear about the model for one of these statues. His name was David and he was a friend of the tour guide.
Monster
The current location of the Monster which used to be a restaurant with belly dancers.
VID
Corner where the Gay Independent Democrats (GID and now GLID) had tables to register people to vote.
VD Clinic
Location of the former VD Clinic.
Bailey House
Hear the story of how the Bailey House (Residences for People with AIDS)real estate deal came to be.
VID
Location of the Tiffany Diner, which used to be at this corner in the 1970's until a few years ago. It was the late night hang out for everyone.
Original Christopher Street Pier
The main pier during the 1970's was not where it is today. The remant of the former piers a bit further south, was the main crusing pier until the Hudson River Park renovated the area.

The S.S. John Bowne ship was moored to this pier at the time. The ship was part of the Food and Maritime High School on West 13th Street which would become the LGBT Community Center in the 1980's.
Church
Even though the Catholic Church was not gay friendly, this Church was friendly during the days of the AIDS epidemic.
International Stud
This is the site of the International Stud which Harvey Fierstein made famous in his Torch Song Trilogy.
Bruce Calnan
This is the home of the author and director of the movie Outrageous with Craig Russel. It was a Canadian film about a drag queen in the 1970's. It was the home of Bruce Calnan and Dick Brennen.
Village Voice
This is the site of where the Village Voice (when it was the paper of record for young and outsider people) was located. It then was a burger place for a few years when the Village Voice moved to the East Village.
Urine
Weehawken Street was so overpopulated with drinkers from the West Side Highway bars (Ramrod, Sneakers, Badlands, etc.) that many people used to relieve themselves in Weehawken Street up against the wall of these buildings.
All American Boy
The most hip retail store at the time was All American Boy and this was the location. You could get your 501 jeans here as well as your handkerchef of any color.
Anvil
This is what the Anvil looked like then. You will hear many stories about what went on there.
New Anvil
This is the location of the Anvil today.

LeGaL LGBT LEGAL HISTORY TOUR


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Learn how LGBT lawyers influenced the LGBT Movement... from someone who was there!

We will not only discuss the early years of the LGBT Movement,
but will specifically explore its legal history.


The LGBT Bar Association Tour was on
Monday, JUNE 11, 2012 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

There was a Happy Hour at a local bar after the Talk & Walk!

LGBT Bar Association 2012
LGBT Bar Association 2012
Christopher Street pier

The Tour began at Christopher Street Park (Sheridan Square) and ended by the waterfront near the pier at the end of Christopher Street.
This is a great way to socialize with other attorneys and learn how life was for the LGBT community (1945-present) in a new way.
Gay Rights Billboard at Sheridan Square




This first Legal History Tour is sponsored by:
"LeGaL- the LGBT Bar Association"

LeGaL was one of the nation's first bar associations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) legal community and remains one of the largest and most active organizations of its kind in the country. Serving the New York metropolitan area, LeGaL is dedicated to promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals while serving the larger community.


Art Leonard
Professor Art Leonard, one of the pioneers of the LGBT Legal community is expected to join us and enrich our discussions.



Rick Landman
Richard Landman, AICP, Attorney Emeritus, Licensed Sightseeing Tour Guide, has 3 Masters Degrees and a JD from New York Law School. He is the Lead Attorney at the LeGaL Walk-In Clinic at the LGBT Community Center. He was the Director of Real Estate Development, (in-house land use attorney) at NYU for almost 20 years and an adjunct professor of Land Use Law at NYU's Wagner School for 7 years. Currently he teaches a Land Use Law class at New York Law School and gives Walking Tours on various topics. He also volunteers at Housing Court once a week and is a court appointed guardian ad litem for the elderly with housing issues. He was the chair of Community Board#1- Manhattan's Landmark Committee, Tribeca Committee and Planning and Infrastructure Committee over the years. Earlier in his career he was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York's Division of Real Property.

.5 hours of CLE Continuing Education CREDIT may be sought for this event.


CLICK HERE
TO READ SOME OF THE MAJOR LGBT-RELATED COURT CASES
from the 1960-70's that affected our Movement.


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IF ANY OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW SEEM UNFAMILIAR,
THEN THIS "TALK & WALK" IS FOR YOU!

Stonewall Pride Parade 2010
  • What legal case went up to the NJ Supreme Court that allowed homosexuals to congregate in gay bars in 1967? (2 years before the Stonewall riots) What did Meth have to do with it?

  • Why did so many lesbian and gay entities start out with names that didn't have lesbian and gay in their incorporated titles? What did the Courts say about how our legal LGBT and political groups could be formed?

  • Did you ever hear of Enid Gerling, Esq. who was an attorney who would help NYC gay bars to re-open during the 1960's and worked with Mattachine with the sip-ins at Julius. For more information about Enid Gerling.

  • How did Sodomy Laws affect homosexuals from the Napoleonic Code, to Bismarck's Paragraph 175 of the Penal Code, to Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's fight to remove the law, to the U.S. Supreme Court reversal finally ending Sodomy Laws in the US.

  • How did LeGaL members help to create many of today's LGBT groups and laws and even the LGBT Community Center?

  • How did NYC use the Administrative Code to remove Adult Use Establishments from the West Village? What is the status of those zoning laws as of today?


Richard Dick Mack, was a neighbor, friend and owner of The Den, a gay bar & nightclub in New Jersey.  In 1967 he brought a lawsuit which went up to the NJ Supreme Court which permitted gays to congregate in bars.  This was 2 years before the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village.  He was a Mensch and a quiet hero in the LGBT Movement. He died in June 2013.



APA
2011 and 2013
American Planning Association -APA
& Gays and Lesbians in Planning-GALIP


Sponsor
"THE CREATION OF A NEIGHBHORHOOD WITH THE HELP FROM ADULT USES TOUR"

Open to all APA Members

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The commonly held belief is that the adult use industry destroys neighborhoods. This tour will discuss how sex clubs, bars, etc. along with an economic downturn and urban flight, created a gay neighborhood in the West Village even when the zoning prohibited residential uses in much of the area. Discussions will include former officials from the Department of City Planning and the Division of Real Property from the 1970’s. We will discuss how the Zoning and Landmarks laws and Building and Fire Codes were used to shut down several gay "hot spots". The route will follow the Tentative Itinerary listed Below on this page.

AICP Continuing Education CM CREDIT HAS BEEN APPROVED for this event.


LECTURE THEMES:

  • History of the Stonewall Rebellion (first hand account.
  • History of the Segal Statue (first hand account.)
  • History of the area's loss of manufacturing uses and the influx of the Gay Community to the area.
  • History of the Waterfront uses.
  • Ups and Down of the LGBT Community in Greenwich Village.
  • Creation of Housing for People with AIDS (Bailey House).
    Zoning Issues:
  • Adult Use Zoning Studies and Regulations.
  • The Closing of Adult Use establishments.
  • Case Study of how Landmarks and the Building Code could be used to close down an adult use establishment that was near an elementary school and across from a Church for decades.

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    2011 Tour of GALIP on the APA Tour


    APA 2013 LGBT History Tour
    2013 APA (GALIP) LGBT History Tour


    The New York Metro Chapter's autumn series of walking tours - five in total, conducted by Mr. Richard Landman, AICP, Attorney Emeritus - include lectures given as the participants walk through the various neighborhoods where the subject matter occurred. Instead of viewing photos or slides, participants are invited to take-in the entire scene to see all of the surrounding contextual aspects that influence the subject, with particular attention to the impacts on, and lessons for urban planning. This walking tour, is a CM offering being done in partnership with the APA National GALIP Division.

    * Richard Landman is a New York City licensed tour guide with three masters degrees and a JD from New York Law School. Richard was the Director of Real Estate Development (in-house land use attorney), at New York University for almost 20 years and an adjunct professor of Land Use Law at NYU's Wagner School for seven years. Currently, he teaches a land use law class at New York Law School and gives walking tours on various topics. He also volunteers at Housing Court once per week and is a court appointed guardian ad litem for the elderly with housing issues. Richard was the chair of Community Board #1 - Manhattan's Landmark Committee, Tribeca Committee and Planning and Infrastructure Committee over the years. Earlier in his career, he was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York's Division of Real Property.


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    ** The Gays & Lesbians in Planning (GALIP) Division of APA is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information of interest to gays, lesbians, and friends in the planning profession. GALIP addresses planning topics and issues that relate to the gay and lesbian community by providing a forum for exchanging ideas and information. The division provides a professional network for planners who are division members and a mechanism that allows friends of the division and the gay and lesbian community to support GALIP's mission. GALIP was created as a formal APA division in 1998 at the APA National Planning Conference in Boston. GALIP has been an informal network since 1992 when GALIP met for the first time at the national conference in Washington, D.C.


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