LGBT Community Center, Bar Guides Collection
This collection consists of three New York City Gay Guides held by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center National History Archive. The collection is important in reflecting the history of LGBT groups in NYC. This collection features two of the earliest guides for the city, from the late 1960s, as well as one from the late 80s.Learn More About the Collection
- The 1989-1990 guide to New York City created by the LGBT Center. This was the fifth edition of 'Destination New York City'. Sections covered in the guide include listing Center programs, gay media and events, city transportation, housing, finances, politics and the law, arts and culture listings, counseling services listings, AIDS & health information and advice, lesbians only section and personal safety advice.
- 1968 guide to the New York gay scene which included information on and listings of bars, baths, coffee houses, clothing shops, hotels, discussion groups, theatres, night clubs, parks, private clubs, restaurants, homophile organizations, Brooklyn bars, Staten Island bars, Long Island bars, Upstate New York bars, Fire Island bars and hotels and a special gay motion picture review.
- 1969 guide to New York gay scene which included information on and listings of bars, baths, coffee houses, clothing shops, hotels, discussion groups, theatres, night clubs, parks, private clubs, restaurants and homophile organizations. Additionally covers Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, Upstate New York and Fire Island. Also included in the guide is an editorial, community news, happenings from around the country and world and a sexual health guide profiling Hepatitis and what can be done to prevent the spread of the disease. A section entitled 'Gay Scene News' (p.19-20) by A. A. Finesmythe details a spate of recent killings amongst the gay community; from August 21st to October 3rd eight gay men were killed in New York City.