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1133 Broadway

Mattachine Society & Daughters of Bilitis Offices

From about 1959 to 1968, this building near Madison Square was the location of the offices of the Mattachine Society... Learn More

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141 Prince Street

Daughters of Bilitis Center

The Daughters of Bilitis Center was the first exclusively lesbian center in New York City and one of the first... Learn More

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Tenth Avenue & West 47th Street

Lorraine Hansberry Park

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

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Activism Before Stonewall

The June-July 1969 Stonewall Uprising is widely considered a key turning point in the LGBT rights movement, but efforts to achieve LGBT equality in the United States actually date back... Learn More

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437 East 12th Street

Ernestine Eckstein Residence / Allen Ginsberg Residence

Ernestine Eckstein was an influential lesbian of color who was active in the LGBT rights movement in the pre-Stonewall years.... Learn More

Residences
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240 West 38th Street

Corduroy Club / Isaia NYC Fashion House

The Corduroy Club, located here from March 1967 to 1971, was a significant effort by the pre-Stonewall LGBT community in... Learn More

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296 Ninth Avenue

Church of the Holy Apostles

From 1969 to 1974, the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea was one of the most important meeting places... Learn More

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103-17 115th Street

Frank Kameny Childhood Residence

Renowned gay rights pioneer Franklin (“Frank”) E. Kameny grew up in this semi-detached brick house from 1925 to 1948. Kameny,... Learn More

Residences
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484 14th Street

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Founded in 1974, the Lesbian Herstory Archives was first housed on the Upper West Side of Manhattan before opening its... Learn More

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39 Whitehall Street

Picket in Front of U.S. Army Building, First-Ever U.S. Gay Rights Protest

On September 19, 1964, the very first public demonstration for gay rights in the United States took place outside the... Learn More

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7 East 7th Street

Picket at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, Second-Ever U.S. Gay Rights Protest

On December 2, 1964, the second-ever public demonstration for gay rights in the United States – and the first to... Learn More

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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Picket at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Fourth-Ever U.S. Gay Rights Protest

On April 18, 1965, the fourth-ever gay rights demonstration in the United States – and the third in New York... Learn More

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201 West 13th Street

Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church

Openly gay Reverend C. Edward “Ed” Egan, Jr. led the Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church from 1971 to 1977, when he... Learn More

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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
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149 West 14th Street

Kooky’s

Kooky’s, also known as Kooky’s Cocktail Lounge, was a lesbian bar that operated from 1965 to 1973. After the Stonewall... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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91 Joralemon Street

Renée Cafiero & Nancy Garden Residence

Pre-Stonewall gay rights activists Renée Vera Cafiero and Nancy Garden moved to an apartment in this building in December 1964,... Learn More

Residences
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141 Montague Street

Brooklyn Heights Press Offices

In July 1966, the homophobic policies of The Brooklyn Heights Press, then headquartered in this building, were the focus of a... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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333 West 17th Street

Lavender Menace Action at Second Congress to Unite Women

“Lavender Menace” was an action led by Radicalesbians, with women from the Gay Liberation Front and several feminist organizations, at... Learn More

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130 West 42nd Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at Fidelifacts of Greater New York

On January 18, 1971, the Gay Activists Alliance zap at Fidelifacts of Greater New York, in Times Square, highlighted that... Learn More

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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

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106 Central Park South

Barbizon-Plaza Hotel

Completed in 1930, the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel was the first residential hotel equipped as a music and arts center in the... Learn More

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South Beach

South Beach, Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk & Parking Lots

The beaches, boardwalk, and parking lots of South Beach have been Staten Island’s most popular LGBT cruising areas since at... Learn More

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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

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190-20 109th Road

Lorraine Hansberry Public School 118

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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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

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277 Park Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at Household Finance Corp.

The March 1, 1971, Gay Activists Alliance zap at the Household Finance Corp. was part of its coordinated campaign to... Learn More

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1970 West Farms Road

Lorraine Hansberry Academy Public School 214

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry... Learn More

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Grand Central Parkway & 78th Avenue

Demonstration Against LGBT Harassment in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Tree Grove

In June 1969, a week before the Stonewall uprising, a group of local Queens residents formed a “vigilante committee” to... Learn More

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