The groundbreaking Audre Lorde Project (ALP), founded in 1994, has been located in the parish house of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian… Learn More
Acclaimed Black lesbian feminist, writer, and activist Audre Lorde lived here with her partner and two children from 1972 to… Learn More
June 2, 2021
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history.
Langston Hughes Public… Learn More
Labyris, where the “The Future is Female” slogan was coined, was the first feminist bookstore in New York City.
Owned and… Learn More
Open from 1975 to 1987, Womanbooks was the second feminist bookstore in New York City. It sold books written, published,… Learn More
Mother Courage was the first feminist restaurant in the United States. Owned and operated by Dolores Alexander and Jill Ward… Learn More
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The Swing Rendezvous was a jazz club and lesbian bar that was open from 1938 to 1965.
Among the bar’s notable… Learn More
From 1916 to c. 1930, the basement of this building was the location of the Mad Hatter, Greenwich Village’s first… Learn More
Remembered by author Ann Bannon and writer/activist Audre Lorde, the Bagatelle, or “the Bag,” was a popular lesbian bar from… Learn More
June 20, 2018
From 1974 to 2002, apartment 13A in this Upper West Side building was the residence of Joan Nestle, an influential… Learn More
From 1953 to 1960, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry resided in the third-floor apartment of this building.
While here, Hansberry lived… Learn More
November 20, 2017
Since 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center has served as a vital support system for hundreds… Learn More
Langston Hughes, celebrated poet and leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, lived on the top floor of this Harlem rowhouse… Learn More