Protect LGBT History with Just One Click

May 24, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4th, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the designation of six New York City sites for landmark designation based on their cultural significance to LGBT and American history. We need you to write letters, attend the hearing and spread the word! We must show the Commission and the City that the LGBT community and its allies support the designation of these important place-based historic sites!

Click here to send a simple, one-click letter showing your support!


 Show up!Attend the hearing on Tuesday, June 4th at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor. All members of the public are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes on each item up for consideration. What should you say? (1) State your name; (2) State your professional qualifications, if relevant; (3) Express your strong support for the designation of the six LGBT historic sites and briefly explain why.

Available to attend but not comfortable testifying? Our collective physical presence speaks volumes. Please come.

  Speak up!Write a letter in support! If unable to attend, please submit your support in writing to the public record. As with testimony at the public hearing (see above), your letter should state why you believe the six sites (see our summaries for each below) are culturally significant and deserving of designation. Email your letter to LPC Chair, Sarah Carroll, at [email protected].

Not sure what to say? Pressed for time? We’ve made it easy with this one-click letter, below! 

 sign the one-click letter


Share the word!Instagram! Twitter! Facebook! Tell your friends and contacts to join you in supporting the designation of these six LGBT historic sites!

Sample text:

I support designation of LGBT historic sites as cultural landmarks. Sign on before the June 4th hearing of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission: #preservelgbthistory


Possible landmark LGBT properties

  1. Audre Lorde Residence, 
    207 St. Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island (more)
  2. Caffe Cino, 
    31 Cornelia Street, Manhattan (more)
  3. LGBT Community Center, 
    208 West 13th Street, Manhattan (more)
  4. James Baldwin Residence, 
    137 West 71st Street, Manhattan (more)
  5. Women’s Liberation Center, 
    243 West 20th Street (more)
  6. Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse, 
    99 Wooster Street, Manhattan (more)