Downtown Providence LGBTQ History

Sat, May 4; 1:30pm-2:30pm 

Washington & Snow Street – under the “Three Waves to Coastway” mural in the parking lot

Alex and Ani City Center, Burnside Park


Survey places associated with Providence’s LGBTQ history and discover the factors that led to Providence being a center of LGBTQ life for the last century. Hear the stories of police raids, civil rights marches, and groundbreaking legal battles, and see the sites where they happened.

WALK LEADERS: Angela DiVeglia & Kate Wells

Angela DiVeglia is the Curatorial Assistant for Special Collections at Providence Public Library; Kate Wells is the Curator of Rhode Island Collections at Providence Public Library. Both share an interest in the social and cultural history of Providence with a special passion for bringing hidden histories to light. They were both part of a small team which developed this walking tour in Spring 2018.,