Making an invisible history visible
Our groundbreaking work documents historic places connected to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in New York City, from the 17th century to the year 2000, and tells the often untold story of their influence on American history and culture. Explore the map below, view our curated themes, or browse an index of over 450 sites. Contact us.
The Project team is also available for private engagements — in-person or virtual presentations, walking tours and more.
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.
Don’t know where to start? We’ve created themes to guide you through NYC's LGBT History. These themes group a selection of the historic sites featured on our website, but do not necessarily include all sites that we have related to that topic. If you'd like to see all sites connected to a topic, please use the filter available next to the homepage map.
September 27, 2023
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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.DONATE TO THE PROJECT