HISTORIC SITES

Silver Lake Park

Audre Lorde Walk

Many New York City public parks and playgrounds are named in honor of prominent figures in New York City and... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

207 St. Paul's Avenue

Audre Lorde Residence

Acclaimed Black lesbian feminist, writer, and activist Audre Lorde lived here with her partner and two children from 1972 to... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

85 South Oxford Street

Audre Lorde Project

The groundbreaking Audre Lorde Project (ALP), founded in 1994, has been located in the parish house of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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12 Sites

Staten Island

This collection of Staten Island sites highlights the borough’s long and surprisingly rich LGBT history through former bars and clubs, residences of notable people — such as Alice Austen and... Learn More

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24 Sites

Activism Outside Manhattan

While much of the narrative of LGBT activism and liberation has long been focused on Manhattan, the other four boroughs also have important sites that help contextualize the broader movement... Learn More

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17 Sites

Communities of Color

Throughout many sections of New York City, cultural institutions, businesses, organizations, and gathering places have been created by and for people of color. This includes LGBT people of color, who... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

215 West 92nd Street

Joan Nestle Residence

From 1974 to 2002, apartment 13A in this Upper West Side building was the residence of Joan Nestle, an influential... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

208 West 13th Street

LGBT Community Center

Since 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center has served as a vital support system for hundreds... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

20 East 127th Street

Langston Hughes Residence

Langston Hughes, celebrated poet and leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, lived on the top floor of this Harlem rowhouse... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

337 Bleecker Street

Lorraine Hansberry Residence

From 1953 to 1960, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry resided in the third-floor apartment of this building. While here, Hansberry... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

86 University Place

The Bagatelle

Remembered by author Ann Bannon and writer/activist Audre Lorde, the Bagatelle, or “the Bag,” was a popular lesbian bar from... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

150 West 4th Street

Mad Hatter / Pony Stable Inn

From 1916 to c. 1930, the basement of this building was the location of the Mad Hatter, Greenwich Village’s first... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

117 MacDougal Street

Swing Rendezvous

The Swing Rendezvous was a jazz club and lesbian bar that was open from 1938 to 1965. Among the bar’s... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

342 West 11th Street

Mother Courage

Mother Courage was the first feminist restaurant in the United States. Owned and operated by Dolores Alexander and Jill Ward... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

201 West 92nd Street

Womanbooks

Open from 1975 to 1987, Womanbooks was the second feminist bookstore in New York City. It sold books written, published,... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
HISTORIC SITES

33 Barrow Street

Labyris

Labyris, where the “The Future is Female” slogan was coined, was the first feminist bookstore in New York City. Owned... Learn More

Stores & Businesses