HISTORIC SITES

1446 First Avenue

Founding of the Gay Activists Alliance at the Arthur Bell Residence

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was officially founded in December 1969, after a number of activists left the earlier Gay... Learn More

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Gay Activists Alliance

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was formed in December 1969 by Jim Owles, Marty Robinson, Arthur Evans, Arthur Bell, and others, who became disaffected by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF),... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

99 Wooster Street

Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) formed in December 1969 and became the most influential American gay liberation political activist organization in... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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302 W 45th St

Al Hirschfeld Theater (originally Martin Beck Theater)

Opened as the Martin Beck Theater in 1924, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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246-256 West 44th Street

St. James Theater (originally Erlanger Theater)

Opened as the Erlanger Theater in 1927 and renamed the St. James Theater in 1932, this venue has staged multiple... Learn More

Performance Venues
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244-254 West 52nd Street

Neil Simon Theater (originally Alvin Theater)

Opened as the Alvin Theater in 1927 and renamed the Neil Simon Theater in 1983, this venue has staged multiple... Learn More

Performance Venues
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230 West 49th Street

Eugene O’Neill Theater (originally Forrest Theater)

Opened as the Forrest Theater in 1926 and renamed the Coronet Theater in 1945 and the Eugene O’Neill Theater in... Learn More

Performance Venues
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226-236 West 46th Street

Richard Rodgers Theater (originally Chanin’s 46th Street Theater)

Opened as the Chanin’s 46th Street Theater in 1924 and renamed the 46th Street Theater in 1932 and the Richard... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1 Centre Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the New York City Marriage Bureau

New York’s City Clerk Herman Katz became incensed over the publicity of a same-sex “illegal marriage” at the Church of... Learn More

Public Spaces
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120 East 56th Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the New York Republican State Committee Headquarters

A Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) zap at the headquarters of the New York Republican State Committee in Midtown on June... Learn More

Public Spaces
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City Hall Park

Gay Activists Alliance Actions at City Hall

The Gay Activists Alliance held a number of zaps and other actions in City Hall Park from 1970 to 1975... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

2 Park Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at “Harper’s Magazine” Offices

The Gay Activists Alliance held a zap in the form of an all-day sit-in of Harper’s Magazine’s offices on October 27,... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

1000 5th Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The first public zap by the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) occurred on April 13, 1970, in front of the Metropolitan... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

70 East 10th Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zaps at Saul Sharison Residence

On September 30 and October 3, 1971, the Gay Activists Alliance zapped the apartment building of Saul Sharison, chair of... Learn More

Public Spaces