National Historic Designation of Staten Island’s Alice Austen House to Include LGBTQ Status

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The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is pleased to have amended the National Register listing of the Alice Austen House to reflect her importance to American photography and her 50 year relationship with Gertrude Tate. We’re working to ensure that these hidden narratives become known since LGBT history is American history.”

— Andrew Dolkart, lead listing author and Project co-director

Read the complete article.

Video: Tour historic LGBT sites in Greenwich Village, from Stonewall and beyond

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WATCH as we tour Greenwich Village sites significant to LGBT history in NYC, The Stonewall Inn, Julius’ bar, Fedora and more.

Interview: The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Talks Gay History and Advocacy in NYC

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We spoke with 6sqft about Pride Month, the origins of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project and the future of gay advocacy in NYC. Read the full article.

Explore Brooklyn’s LGBT History at Six Historic Sites

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Many thanks to Brownstoner for highlighting our Brooklyn entries, including: Truman Capote’s Home, Transy House, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Green-Wood Cemetery, Starlight Lounge and Walt Whitman House! Enjoy reading this article!

Photo: Trans activist Slyvia Rivera, center, of the Transy House in Park Slope / photo by Luis Carle/National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian.

Trivia with “Making Gay History” Podcast for #NYPLAfterHours

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On June 23, 2017, the New York Public Library hosted NYPL After Hours, a night inside the main library and dedicated to LGBT history and culture. Not only were we invited, Project adviser Eric Marcus of the podcast “Making Gay History” hosted LGBT-history trivia and Project manager Amanda Davis served as contributor, “fact checker” and a living bonus trivia clue!

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10 Notable Sites, featured by Untapped Cities

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Which LGBT performance venue bills itself as “the oldest collectively-run performance space for women and/or trans artists in the known universe?” Cruise through this great round-up of Project entries from Untapped Cities.

 
Photo: Protestors at the Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day, via New York Public Library.

 

25 Historic LGBTQ Sites to Visit

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Curbed NY has mapped 25 LGBT historic sites to visit before the Pride March this Sunday … or any time of year! New sites mapped since the maps initial release last year, so be sure to click through and see historic sites such as: The Stonewall Inn, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Julius’s bar, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Alice Austen House Museum, NYC AIDS Memorial, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Judson Memorial Church, Cubbyhole bar, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

Explore the map.

Alice Austen House, a National Register site of LGBT history

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“The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is pleased to have amended the National Register listing of the Alice Austen House Museum / Alice Austen to reflect her importance to American photography and her 50 year relationship with Gertrude Tate. We’re working to ensure that these hidden narratives become known since LGBT history is American history.” — Andrew Dolkart, lead listing author and our co-director

 

This morning was marvelous as we gathered, on Staten Island, to celebrate the amended designation of the Alice Austen House Museum to include its significance as a National Register site of LGBT history — the first lesbian site in NYC to be listed on the register. Read the amendment, via the National Park Service.

Pictured: Michael Lynch, Director of the Division for Historic Preservation Services, and Kathleen LaFrank, National Register Coordinator, both of the NYS Historic Preservation Office, NY State Parks & Historic Sites; Joan E. Biren, keynote speaker; Janice Monger, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House Museum; Joshua Laird, Commissioner of National Parks of New York Harbor; and the Project’s Ken Lustbader and Amanda Davis.

New York’s L.G.B.T.Q. Story Began Well Before Stonewall

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We spoke with The New York Times about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement before — and beyond — The Stonewall Inn:

“L.G.B.T. history is American history, and the contributions of L.G.B.T. Americans to the wider culture have been huge. If you took them away I don’t know what America would look like.”

Read the full article here. Then, watch the #Daily360 video published as follow-up to this terrific article, by Liam Stack.

Video: We are Proud

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As part of ABC7’s coverage of the 48th NYC Pride March, we were featured as one of the station’s vignettes about various people and groups who are remembering the past and celebrating the community’s strides this Pride Month.