Queen of the Walk: Gertrude's Guide to Gay Adelaide History (Paperback)
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Dr Gertrude Glossip is the preeminent Queen of the Walk, who for 25 seasons has accompanied Rainbow history lovers back through Adelaide's queer history. Gertrude's walking tours have been a highlight of South Australia's Feast Festival since its inception, and she has since expanded her repertoire through history walks across the globe.
With Queen of the Walk you can now take the highlights of the Adelaide history walks home with you. Gertrude has collated a greatest hits series of 8 walks, including stories from her earliest queer history tours right up to the latest updates and recent additions to Adelaide's queer archives.
Queen of the Walk is the culmination of decades of research, performance, activism and firsthand experience from Adelaide queer icon Dr Gertrude Glossip (Will Sergeant). The book is history in itself as the personalised retelling of significant Adelaide queer historical moments from Gertrude's unique point of view and at times direct involvement.
Join Gertrude as she regales the essentials of queer Adelaide history, featuring moments such as the murder of Dr George Duncan, some secrets of the Adelaide parklands, the life and work of Bert Edwards, the queer caf and bar culture throughout the decades, and many highlights of the evolution of queer arts and culture. Gertrude explores other events including some darker tales that triggered the push for queer rights, the uplifting successes of our local activists, and even some delightfully intriguing stories where your imagination is left to connect the dots.