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15 Sites

Art & Architecture

This curated collection highlights the many ways in which LGBT people have helped shape the built environment of New York City, from sculptor Emma Stebbins’s iconic Angel of the Waters statue in... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

Various Locations

Central Park

Central Park has had numerous associations with the LGBT community since its creation in 1857, including many areas popular for... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

253 West 125th Street

Apollo Theater

During the Apollo Theater’s heyday as a showcase for Black performers from the 1930s into the 1970s, nearly every important... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1634 Broadway

Winter Garden Theater

Opened in 1911, the Winter Garden Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Vincente Minnelli,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

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
HISTORIC SITES

239-247 West 45th Street

Music Box Theater

Opened in 1920, the Music Box Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Ethel Waters,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

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
HISTORIC SITES

215-223 West 49th Street

Ambassador Theater

Opened in 1921, the Ambassador Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Mulatto by Langston Hughes and Bring... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

208 West 41st Street

Nederlander Theater (originally National Theater)

Opened as the National Theater in 1921 and renamed the Billy Rose Theater in 1959 and the Nederlander Theater in... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

245-257 West 44th Street

Majestic Theater

Opened in 1927, the Majestic Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Mary Martin, Adrian,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

221-233 West 44th Street

Shubert Theater

Opened in 1913, the Shubert Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Cole Porter, Michael... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

242-250 West 45th Street

Bernard B. Jacobs Theater (originally Royale Theater)

During this venue’s time as the Royale Theater (opened in 1927), the John Golden Theater (renamed in 1934), and then... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1564-1566 Broadway

Palace Theater (interior)

Opened in 1913 for vaudeville, and reopened as a legitimate theater in 1966, the Palace Theater has staged multiple productions... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1697-1699 Broadway

Ed Sullivan Theater (originally Hammerstein’s Theater)

Opened as Hammerstein’s Theater in 1927, this venue’s first production, Golden Dawn (1927-28), featured a young Archie Leach, who would later... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

5 East 73rd Street

Jack Doroshow (a.k.a. Flawless Sabrina) Residence

Jack Doroshow, better known as the iconic drag queen Flawless Sabrina, lived in an apartment in this Upper East Side... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

181-189 Second Avenue

Peter Hujar Residence & Studio / David Wojnarowicz Residence & Studio

Photographer Peter Hujar was barely recognized in his lifetime but, since his death due to AIDS-related pneumonia in 1987, he... Learn More

Residences