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112 East 23rd Street

Institute for the Protection of Lesbian and Gay Youth

Between the fall of 1983 and early 1986, the full third floor of this building was the first office of... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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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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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
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130 West 3rd Street

Tony Pastor’s Downtown / Gay Community Center

Tony Pastor’s Downtown, in business from 1939 to 1967, had a mixed clientele of lesbians and tourists, and some gay... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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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

Public Spaces
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

In 1978, the U.S. Open moved from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, to the larger USTA... Learn More

Performance Venues
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90 Kent Avenue

Marsha P. Johnson State Park

Marsha P. Johnson was a Black trans activist and Stonewall veteran who became a key figure in the gay liberation... Learn More

Public Spaces
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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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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
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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
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291 Mercer Street

Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop

Gay rights activist Craig Rodwell established the East Coast’s first gay and lesbian bookstore (and the first one in the... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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500 25th Street

Green-Wood Cemetery

Many LGBT individuals are buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, one of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Here one... Learn More

Public Spaces
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Christopher Street Pier

Greenwich Village Waterfront

For over a century, the Greenwich Village waterfront along the Hudson River, including the Christopher Street Pier at West 10th... Learn More

Public Spaces
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214 16th Street

Transy House

Transy House was a transgender collective operated by Rusty Mae Moore and Chelsea Goodwin from 1995 to 2008. It provided... Learn More

Residences
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33-23 171st Street

Manford Family Residence

In 1972, Queens schoolteacher Jeanne Manford publicly spoke out in support of her gay son Morty at a time when... Learn More

Residences
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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
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350 Fifth Avenue

Empire State Building

After a multi-year campaign led by GLAAD, the Empire State Building commemorated LGBT Pride for the first time in 1990... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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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
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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
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37 Ninth Avenue

West Side Discussion Group Center

This building in the Meatpacking District was the longest home of the West Side Discussion Group, which met here from... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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350 Bleecker Street

Craig Rodwell Residence / Arnie Kantrowitz Residence

Craig Rodwell, one of the key leaders of the pre- and post-Stonewall gay rights movement, moved into this recently-built apartment... Learn More

Residences
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104 West 136th Street

Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

Renamed for the noted gay poet Countee Cullen in 1951, this library was the first in the New York Public... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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Christopher Park

Christopher Park / Stonewall National Monument

Located just across from the Stonewall Inn, Christopher Park has been at the center of the LGBT rights movement since... Learn More

Public 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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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
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59 Christopher Street

Mattachine Society Office

In 1972, the Mattachine Society Inc. of New York, one of the city’s most influential early gay rights groups, mostly... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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160-164 West 129th Street

Drag Balls at Imperial Lodge of Elks

A rare surviving Harlem building that hosted drag balls, the Imperial Lodge of Elks (also referred to as the Elks... Learn More

Performance Venues
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Seventh Avenue (35th to 41st Streets)

Fashion Walk of Fame

Beginning in the year 2000, plaques have been installed along Seventh Avenue — a corridor synonymous with the fashion industry... Learn More

Public Spaces
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2 Astor Place

Harvey Milk High School

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
Project Update

November 7, 2017

Six New Historic Sites Published

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