National Park Service Releases LGBTQ America Theme Study!

October 11, 2016
By: Amanda Davis

The National Park Service released its groundbreaking LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History publication today, coinciding with National Coming Out Day and the fifth anniversary of pioneering LGBT rights activist Frank Kameny‘s death.

The 32-chapter study is a result of a multi-year effort by scholars around the country. Our project co-director Jay Shockley wrote chapter 26, “Preservation of LGBTQ Historic and Cultural Sites — A New York City Perspective” based on his research dating back to the early 1990s.

We’re proud to be part of this important initiative that we hope will lead to more LGBT listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Read Jay’s New York City chapter and the full study.