The blocks between Walnut and Pine and from 11th to Juniper hold more than rainbow street signs and hot gay bars (RIP Sisters). There’s also a 60-plus-year history of struggle for acceptance and assertion of identity in a generally heteronormative-minded culture. As a part of their joint presentation of the exhibit “Private Lives in Public Spaces: Bringing Philadelphia’s LGBT History Out in the Open” with William Way, the Philadelphia History Museum is offering a guided tour of the Gayborhood for those seeking insight into the Philadelphia gay experience. The tour will be led by the self-appointed “Gayborhood Guru,” Bob Skiba, who curated the five-month-long exhibit. City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, indeed.
Sat., Sept. 21, 1 p.m., $6-$10, Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 17th St., 215-685-4830, philadelphiahistory.org.