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 nearly 350 sites. Contact us.

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.

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

Curated Themes

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.

7 Sites

Transgender History

25 Sites

Gay-Owned Businesses

17 Sites

Communities of Color

24 Sites

Activism Outside Manhattan

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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.