Making an invisible history visible

Our groundbreaking work documents historic sites connected to New York City’s LGBT community, giving life to its oft-untold history and influence on America. Explore the map below, view our curated themes, or browse an index of over 260 sites.


Our project is a work in progress. We are continuously documenting and adding sites that reflect the ethnic and geographic diversity of the LGBT community and date from the city’s founding in the 17th century to the year 2000.

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Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
Cultural & Educational Institutions
Medical Facilities
Organization & Community Spaces
Performance Venues
Public Spaces
Stores & Businesses

Curated Themes & Tours

Don’t know where to start? We’ve grouped a small number of historic sites by theme to guide you through NYC’s LGBT history. These tours will rotate throughout the year.


Experience a self-guided tour on your phone!

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Made possible by:

American Express
Humanities New York

The Latest Events & News

Learn more about the project by attending one of our upcoming events. You can also stay updated on special announcements, media coverage, and when new sites are added to the map in our news section.

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Support the project!

We are grateful for support from the National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grants administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the philanthropic commitments from our foundation, corporate, and community partners.