Gay Side of History along Madero, the Main Street
Walking Gay History and Gay Bars in Historic Center
Gay life in the 19th and 20th centuries along a dozen historical sites.
From US$67 per person, 4 PM Tue,Thu,Sun in English. By Reservation Only
What you'll do
Gay Side of History along the Main and Old Cruising Street
In this part of the Gay History experience, you will learn about the gay community's activities like "the cruising lizards" during the 19th & 20th centuries in the Historic Center.
At the former Military Academy, now a museum, you will learn of the first trans man, unsuspectedly recognized as a Colonel by the Army.
The Palace of the Countship, a jewel itself, still hosts the cruisiest restrooms in town made popular all over the country by a store chain.
You will see the main office of censorship against "immoral" editions, part reason of the existence of this experience, before coming across the backstage door site of the Old National Theatre where gay men hooked up in a bar which led to the biggest LGBTQ+ community present for the country.
We will see replicas of high heel shoes worn at the famous cross-dressing ball of "Those 41" in 1901 & stroll past the place of the first porn cinema, the first bath house & Dr. Fagg's office.
Past one of the last-standing gay cinemas we will enter (through a bakery) inside a former convent where "the favorite seminarist" of the Inquisidor-In-Chief lived.
We will guide you to more forgotten secrets along the Main or High street of the times like the Bath Houses and Pools' Circuit Trolley stop & will tell you about why and where the community moved to in the 1950s, Zona Rosa.
Things to keep in mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
Every experience is vetted for unique access.
This experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 25% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can not be made for this experiences as ticket sales are limited and final.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Face masks may be requested as we have to abide by current health safety rules.
This experience goes weather rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.