Making an invisible history visible

The first initiative to document historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the five boroughs. Sites illustrate the richness of the city’s LGBT history and the community’s influence on America. Learn more in our video intro.

Our project is a work in progress. We are continuously documenting and adding sites that reflect the ethnic and geographic diversity of the LGBT community and date from the city’s founding in the 17th century to the year 2000.

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Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
Cultural & Educational Institutions
Medical Facilities
Organization & Community Spaces
Performance Venues
Public Spaces
Stores & Businesses

The Latest Events & News

Learn more about the project by attending one of our upcoming events. You can also stay updated on special announcements, media coverage, and when new sites are added to the map in our news section.

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June 4, 2019 at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Walking in LGBTQ Footsteps in the Upper West Side

New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York

Support the project!

We are grateful for support from the National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grants administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the philanthropic commitments from our foundation, corporate, and community partners.

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