LGBT (GAY) HISTORY PROJECT
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE SINCE 1970.
To Book a Tour, please email: Infotrue@yahoo.com
$300 FOR A 1.5 HOUR
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. Back then openly LGBT people were considered criminals and mentally ill. Segregation and Discrimination were the laws of the land, not just in the South. Hear first hand from someone who attended segregated classes in NYC.
RICK LANDMAN HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND CAN MODIFY HIS TALK OR WALK OR SHOW TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
& CLASSROOM LECTURES
LGBT History Tour with students from Suffolk Community College
You will hear about the life of one gay baby boomer who started to come out at the age of twelve in 1965. Here he is at the age of seven, coming out of a pool in the German Jewish side of the Catskill Mountains. This little boy will start the Gay Liberation Front in his college in 1970 and march up 6th Avenue in Manhattan during the first Pride demonstration that June, will bring his GLF group to the First March on Albany for Gay Rights in 1971, will help organize the First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979 and has been involved ever since. The talk emphasizes the LGBT Rights Movement from World War II to the present, including the other aspects of the expansion of America's civil rights.
ONE MAN SHOW
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INCLUSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAM
LGBT TOUR CLIENTS
Sponsored by the U.S. State Department
International Association of LGBT Judges
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
Humanity In Action
Colorado State University
Royal Canadian Bank
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
about Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, featuring Rick Landman and Robert Beachy.
Logo's "Just Josh" Program - June 2013
Rick Landman was asked to participate
in the OUTLOUD PIONEER program
(1.5 Hour Experience)
Maximum: 25 people per Tour
Great Experience for a family to share together.
TO READ MORE ABOUT
THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
For further Information or to make a reservation, email: Infotrue@yahoo.com.
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.
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.
The Tour was sponsored by the US Department of State and FHI 360 Global Connections.
from the 1960-70's
that affected our Movement,
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Photo from 2013 HOP March with fellow GLF members
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ABOUT THE TOUR GUIDE
The Standard Rate for this Tour (usually for up to 25 persons) is $300.
Each Tour is approximately one and a half hours long.
Cash, Travelers Checks, College checks, or NYS checks are acceptable forms of payment.
Clients assume all liability and risks during the walks. Please be vigilant when crossing the streets.
The tours are given in English or German (Deutsch).
Should the tour guide cancel the tour, then a total refund of any deposit will be given and no fee will be charged for the tour. No consequential damages will be offered. This includes terrible weather conditions. You must give at least 24 hours notice if you want a refund.
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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.
Photo of one of scenes over the last weekend in June 1969 at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street.
This is the corner billboard which used to demand Gay Rights Now!
This is a photo back from the days of the battle for Gay Rights in New York City.
The Stonewall Bar (and Nail Shop which was part of the bar back then).
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.
The current location of the Monster which used to be a restaurant with belly dancers.
Corner where the Gay Independent Democrats (GID and now GLID) had tables to register people to vote.
Location of the former VD Clinic.
Hear the story of how the Bailey House (Residences for People with AIDS)real estate deal came to be.
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.
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.
Even though the Catholic Church was not gay friendly, this Church was friendly during the days of the AIDS epidemic.
This is the site of the International Stud which Harvey Fierstein made famous in his Torch Song Trilogy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is what the Anvil looked like then. You will hear many stories about what went on there.
This is the location of the Anvil today.
LGBT LEGAL HISTORY TOUR
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.
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
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.
"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.
Professor Art Leonard, one of the pioneers of the LGBT Legal community is expected to join us and enrich our discussions.
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.
TO READ SOME OF THE MAJOR LGBT-RELATED COURT CASES
from the 1960-70's that affected our Movement.
THEN THIS "TALK & WALK" IS FOR YOU!
American Planning Association -APA
& Gays and Lesbians in Planning-GALIP
"THE CREATION OF A NEIGHBHORHOOD WITH THE HELP FROM ADULT USES TOUR"
Open to all APA Members
AICP Continuing Education CM CREDIT HAS BEEN APPROVED for this event.
2011 Tour of GALIP on the APA Tour
2013 APA (GALIP) LGBT History Tour
National Conference of the American Planning Association - 2017
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.
** 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.