Mapping the Gayborhood

Gay Tourism Caucus celebrates 10 years with a new gay map

Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

As the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, championing everything from the now-famous “Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay” slogan – the largest gay tourism campaign in North America – to important historical markers at Independence Hall and Giovanni’s Room, the group revealed recently that both would be stops for bus tours by Philadelphia Trolley Works. The Gayborhood is also being added to maps distributed by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The maps previously referred the area as Midtown Village – which became a controversial subject among LGBT-owned business that had long referred to the neighborhood as the “Gayborhood.” And while the Midtown Village name will remain to describe the area just south of Market on 13th Street, the Gayborhood will also be added to the maps, which are released twice a year at local attractions, hotels and the Independence Visitor Center.

To celebrate the anniversary and these new initiatives, the caucus is planning a special event on Nov. 7, (5:30 p.m.) with details to come.

Click here for more information about the caucus or to check out a Gayborhood map.

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  • Anthony

    My hubby a 15 years and I decided to take a trip to Center City on Saturday to visit Woody’s. First time we’ve been there in many years. The whole neighborhood is so not gay anymore it saddens me. Even woody’s itself it was about 30 percent heterosexual at least my eyes. There was a straight couple groping each other and making out in the men’s room. I tried to imagine what would happen to have a gay male couple done that in a straight bar