HISTORIC SITES

530 Sixth Avenue / 69 West 14th Street

Gay Liberation Front at Alternate U.

After the Stonewall rebellion in June 1969, the first LGBT activist organization formed was the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), in... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

West 42nd Street (between Eighth Avenue & Broadway)

Gay Activists Alliance, Gay Liberation Front, and Radicalesbians Demonstration Against Police Harassment at Times Square

A peaceful Times Square protest over recent increased police harassment against the LGBT community in the Greenwich Village and Times... 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
HISTORIC SITES

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

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

51-53 Christopher Street

Stonewall Inn

From June 28 to July 3, 1969, LGBT patrons of the Stonewall Inn and members of the local community took... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

135 & 133 West 4th Street

Washington Square United Methodist Church & Parish House

The congregation of this former church was led by the pioneering, openly gay Reverend Paul M. Abels from 1973 to... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

247 West 11th Street

Liberation House

In 1972, friends Leonard Ebreo and Alice Bloch co-founded Liberation House, an early post-Stonewall community center that provided health services... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

215 West 10th Street

Snake Pit

In 1970, less than a year after Stonewall, the police raided the Snake Pit bar and detained many people at... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

130 West 3rd Street

Tony Pastor’s Downtown / Gay Community Center

Tony Pastor’s Downtown, in business from 1939 to 1967, was a mob-backed club with a mixed clientele but popular with... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

1 Sheridan Square

Café Society / Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Café Society, what has been billed as New York’s first integrated club, featured many of the jazz giants and singers... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

Washington Place, west of Sixth Avenue

NYC Pride March

New York City’s first ever Pride March was held on Sunday, June 28, 1970 (the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

99 Clinton Street

Gay Alliance of Brooklyn at Spencer Memorial Church

The Gay Alliance of Brooklyn was one of the first gay civil rights organizations established in New York City outside... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

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
HISTORIC SITES

53 West 19th Street

Gianni’s

Gianni’s was a popular, Mafia-run lesbian bar open from 1966 until 1975. After it closed, three other lesbian bars, Casa... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

135 Charles Street

6th Police Precinct Station House

Following the March 1970 police raid on the Snake Pit, a nearby gay bar, 167 gay men were arrested and... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

130 Stuyvesant Place

Richmond College

Housed in this office building, Richmond College, a division of the CUNY system that later became the St. George campus... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

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

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

338 East 6th Street

Ellen Broidy & Linda Rhodes Residence / Rita Mae Brown Residence

From about 1967 to 1971, activists and then-partners Ellen Broidy and Linda Rhodes rented a fifth floor apartment at 338... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

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
HISTORIC SITES

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

Organization & Community 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

65 Court Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the New York City Board of Examiners

The Gay Activists Alliance zapped the Board of Examiners, the agency responsible for the licensing of teachers, in downtown Brooklyn... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

143-147 West 11th Street

St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan

Beginning in the early 1980s, under the leadership of the Sisters of Charity, an organization within the Catholic Church, St.... Learn More

Medical Facilities
HISTORIC SITES

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

Public Spaces
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

Residences
Project Update

July 30, 2019

Our History Has Been Erased

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Project Update

April 13, 2018

DEMOLISHED: Paradise Lost

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