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.
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.”