Pride Month To Be Celebrated In Salem With LGBTQIA+ History Tour

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SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's the Witch City's first queer history walking tour, and it's taking to the streets every Saturday in June.

The Rainbow Stroll is a seasonal LGBTQIA+ history tour that covers "everything from acknowledged gender variance among the people of the Massachusett, Pawtucket, and Wampanoag tribes to Salem’s first Pride parade," according to the tour's Facebook page.

Creator of the Rainbow Stroll, Lemaris Bell has been a Salem resident since 1994 and is a multimedia entertainer, who tells stories through history, theater, pictures and prose.

"People will leave having learned a lot and feeling pretty good about this," Bell told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.

Bell says although tours are set to run through Pride month, they're willing to teach and stroll with anyone who wants to learn about the north shore's rich LGBTQ+ history.

"I am more than willing to walk this tour with anyone who's interested. I would just love to share this information, anytime," Bell said.

They're expecting tours to fill up fast, so reservations are encouraged.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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