HISTORIC SITES

Castle Williams & Fort Jay

Henry Gerber on Governors Island

Early gay rights activist Henry Gerber lived on Governors Island from the late 1920s to 1945 as a member of the United... 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

HISTORIC SITES

1958 McGraw Avenue

Irving Schwartz Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Irving Schwartz, one of... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

43 West 46th Street

Herbert Askanas Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Herbert Askanas, one of... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

10 Shore Boulevard

Yale Eisenberg Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Yale Eisenberg, one of... Learn More

Residences
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

481 Eighth Avenue

Magnus Hirschfeld at the Hotel New Yorker

Considered one of the first, great pioneers of LGBT rights in the early 20th century, German-Jewish physician and sexologist, Magnus... Learn More

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