Sat, 05 Feb | 1A Ponsonby Road

HERstory Lesbian Walking Tour of K'Rd

This walking tour celebrates the lesbian and many LGBTQ+ spaces and community places on and around K’Rd. Discover the era before gentrification of nearby gaybourhoods Grey Lynn and Ponsonby and before K’Rd’s seedy, wild reputation got cleaned up. https://fb.me/e/2045MbJ81
HERstory Lesbian Walking Tour of K'Rd

Time & Location

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05 Feb, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
1A Ponsonby Road, 1A Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

About the event

Starting outside the Unitarian Church at 1a Ponsonby Road and ending at St Kevins Arcade, 183 Ponsonby Road.

This  walking tour celebrates the lesbian and many LGBTQ+ spaces and  community places on and around K’Rd. These spaces were at the forefront  of what has been described as ‘the golden era’ of Auckland’s nightlife  and club scene that centred on K’Rd amongst a vibrant and dynamic  subculture during the 1990s. And many community organisations important  to our diverse communities based themselves on K’Rd to be close to who  they were advocating and working for. Discover the era before  gentrification of nearby gaybourhoods Grey Lynn and Ponsonby and before  K’Rd’s seedy, wild reputation got cleaned up.

Hear  about safe spaces, sometimes the only safe space where past generations  of our communities could be their authentic selves and where able to  survive and thrive. By sharing their stories you will meet an  unapologetic radical community of beautiful, handsome, diverse,  political, loud and proud queer lesbian womxn, women, womyn who came  before and live with us in our diverse lesbian communities.

We  know that if we do not actively document the heritage of the spaces,  places and venues frequented by our communities they will disappear  without a trace, the memory of them gone and forgotten. This is true for  all queer heritage – the stories need to be unearthed, then constantly  told, and retold, acknowledged and enjoyed. The Herstory Walking Tour of  K’Rd celebrates who we were, where we played and what we did, as well  as our personal and collective spirit and honours those who came before.

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