Come along to “Homo Harlem,” as Historian Michael Henry Adams leads a virtual tour of Lesbian and Gay life in the historic African American cultural capital. Born in Akron, Ohio, Michael Henry Adams is a writer, lecturer, tour guide and activist living in Harlem.
Along the journey, attendees will meet personalities living and lost, see landmarks long gone and still standing, while diving into all that illuminates a fabled part of New York City. Past and present LGBTQ+ Harlemites have played a leading role in defining artistic significance here. Additionally, attendees will learn about the homes of poets Langston Hughs and Countee Cullen, of beauty products heiress A’Lelia Walker and actress Edna Thomas, her husband Lloyd and her lover the English aristocrat Oliva Wyndham. Come and rejoice in the love, joy and the heartache too, of “Homo Harlem.”
This event was first published on September 29, 2020 and last updated on October 2, 2020.