New tour will bring Lexington LGBTQ history to life

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The home of Lexington artist, Henry Faulkner, is a featured stop. Henry Faulkner in his Third Street home, 1970s, Faulkner Morgan Archive.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A new walking tour and related materials will bring the history of Lexington’s LGBTQ movement to life.

Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc., is proud to launch Pride of Place: Lexington’s LGBTQ History.

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The self-guided history experience celebrates the places where Lexington’s LGBTQ community was, and continues to be, formed. The downtown trail is approximately one mile with more than a dozen stops.

The guide also includes stops outside of the city’s urban core.

After months of gathering site nominations from the community, Pride of Place is ready to launch on Thursday, June 25 from 6-7:30pm. That night, a free copy of the brochure will be available at the Faulkner Morgan Archive table outside the Kentucky Theatre. At each stop that evening, visitors will find a volunteer armed with even more insights and stories related to that specific site.

Pride of Place was developed by the Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc., a Lexington-based nonprofit that collects, preserves, and promotes the LGBTQ history of Kentucky. Financial support from Lexington Fairness and VisitLex made Pride of Place possible.

Pride of Place will be available in English and Spanish versions at the Lexington Visitors Center, Faulkner Morgan Archive, and the PCSO Pride Center. A digital version of the brochure in English and Spanish will be available for free to share, download, and print from the Faulkner Morgan Archive website, faulknermorgan.org/pride. Visitors to the website can also request a free printed copy.

The Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit that collects, preserves, and promotes the LGBTQ history of Kentucky. Founded in 2014, the archive houses over 15,000 items and has collected more than 250 hours of oral histories.