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“Death cannot kill what never dies.”
—the poignant epitaph chiseled into the gravestone
of the groundbreaking artist Violet Oakley (1874–1961)

Green-Wood Cemetery, Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, Gay Graves Tour, Brooklyn, Bernstein, Basquiat, Fred Ebbb, Gothic Gates, William Beard, Civic Virtue

Gravestone of the groundbreaking lesbian artist Violet Oakley.

On Sunday, June 28th—Gay Pride Sunday—Walk About New York led the Gay Graves Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark in beautiful borough of Brooklyn.

Green-Wood Cemetery, Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, Gay Graves Tour, Brooklyn, Bernstein, Basquiat, Fred Ebbb, Gothic Gates, William Beard, Civic Virtue

The Angel of Music marks the grave of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Marking a contrast to the usual splashy, big parades, the Gay Graves Tour offered a quieter observance of Gay Pride Sunday. We took the opportunity to honor the gay men and lesbians who have contributed so much to the world through the years. Our goal is to keep live the memories of these individuals and to draw attention to their work.

Green-Wood Cemetery, Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, Gay Graves Tour, Brooklyn, Bernstein, Basquiat, Fred Ebbb, Gothic Gates, William Beard, Civic Virtue

Green-Wood’s “Civic Virtue” fits well with our Gay Graves Tour.

To help us celebrate the life accomplishments of Leonard Bernstein, Violet Oakley, Fred Ebb, Emma Stebbins, and others, Time-Warner Cable’s Channel 12 followed the Gay Graves Tour. Channel 12 can been accessed in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester County, Long Island and Northern New Jersey. Click here for Channel 12’s web page to watch the webcast.

Green-Wood Cemetery, Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, Gay Graves Tour, Brooklyn, Bernstein, Basquiat, Fred Ebbb, Gothic Gates, William Beard, Civic Virtue

The Roman Goddess Minerva waves to Miss Liberty.

Clicking on the photos will take you to various Green-Wood Cemetery and Gay Graves Tour articles here at Walk About New York’s website.

Green-Wood Cemetery, Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, Gay Graves Tour, Brooklyn, Bernstein, Basquiat, Fred Ebbb, Gothic Gates, William Beard, Civic Virtue

Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb is included on the Gay Graves Tour.

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