Preservationists Create Interactive Map of Historic LGBT Sites in NYC


Today we were featured on Towleroad.

Preservationists Launch Interactive Map of Historic Sites of LGBT Activism and Culture


We were picked up by Joe. My. God. in this article.

Explore NYC’s Rich History with a New Interactive Map

May 3, 2017

Today we were featured in Travel + Leisure.

Our co-director Jay Shockley pointed out that “Part of our project is to reinterpret American history through an LGBT lens” and that “One major aspect of our project is to prove that there’s a lot of history before Stonewall.”

Our co-director Ken Lustbader also shared that “One of the issues is really to make sure we are getting the diverse representation of the LGBT community,” which we are working on through research and community outreach.

See New York’s Historic LGBT Sites in a New Interactive Map

April 24, 2017

Our work was picked up in Curbed New York, which you can read in full via this link.

NYC’s Hidden LGBT Historic Sites Get Illuminated on Interactive Map

April 24, 2017

Thanks to DNA Info for covering our interactive map in their recent article.

Our co-director Ken Lustbader notes in the piece that “We’re talking about LGBT history, which is often covert, hidden, transitory, dismissed,” and that our project is “not just self-referential. It’s showing that LGBT history is American history.”

Kerry McCarthy of the New York Community Trust, one of our project partners, says that the project “shows so much of the contributions [that] LGBT members have made to the society at large.” She added, “If history is written by the victors and no one writes your history you remain invisible.”