Sydneysiders can take part in a free walking tour to explore the city’s rich gay and lesbian history, as part of the City of Sydney’s Living in Harmony Festival.

Historian Robert French from the Pride History Group (a not-for-profit community history group which collects information about Sydney’s LGBTI past) will host the Pride History Walking Tour on Friday, April 20, 2-4pm.

Meeting at Paddington Town Hall, walkers will travel citybound down Oxford St and its side streets and learn how the area became the centre of Sydney’s gay and lesbian life from the 1970s to today. Participants can expect to visit some surprising hidden haunts of gay life in days gone by, as well as the expected landmarks and venues.

The walk is free but bookings are essential via Fiona Magee on 02 9288 5815 or FMagee@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Wheelchair access to some parts of the tour may be difficult.

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