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16 East 8th Street

Founding of the New York Area Council of the Mattachine Society, Inc. at the Sam Morford Residence

On December 10, 1955, a group of gay men met at Sam Morford’s apartment in this building in Greenwich Village... Learn More

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220 West 43rd Street

New York Area Council of the Mattachine Society, Inc. at Avlon Studios

The New York Area Council of the Mattachine Society, Inc., an early gay rights group, held its meetings at Avlon... Learn More

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1133 Broadway

Mattachine Society & Daughters of Bilitis Offices

From at least December 1958 to July 1968, this building near Madison Square was the location of the offices of... Learn More

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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

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Events

April 21, 2022 | 6:00PM-7:15PM

Plaque Unveiling: Julius’ Bar

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14 Sites

Bar Raids & Forced Closures

In the 19th and 20th centuries, gay and lesbian bars and clubs were subject to various oppressive forms of social control. At first, there were the police and religiously-affiliated individuals... Learn More

September 21, 2021

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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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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

Events

June 9, 2021 | 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Virtual LGBT Trivia Night & Fundraiser

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HISTORIC SITES

159 Bleecker Street

Founding of The League at the Amato Opera Theater

The League, short-lived (1954-56) and virtually unknown today, provided a crucial bridge between New York City’s first LGBT group, the... Learn More

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HISTORIC SITES

337 East 13th Street

Kay “Tobin” Lahusen Residence

From 1967 to 1973, early gay rights pioneer Kay “Tobin” Lahusen lived in apartment 2 on the first floor of... Learn More

Residences
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23 Riverside Drive

Tony Segura Residence

Cuban-born gay rights activist Tony Segura lived in an apartment in this building facing Riverside Park on the Upper West... Learn More

Residences
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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

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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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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
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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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159 West 10th Street

Julius’

On April 21, 1966, a “Sip-In” was organized by members of the Mattachine Society, one of the country’s earliest gay... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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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

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3 Hyatt Street

Mayfair Bar & Grill

From at least the late 1950s to the late 1970s, Staten Island’s popular Mayfair Bar & Grill catered to gay... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

55 Washington Square South

Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square in the 1960s and ’70s was home to avant-garde arts groups, and a site... Learn More

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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

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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

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HISTORIC SITES

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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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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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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80 Montague Street

Heights Supper Club

From 1962 to 1963 the Height’s Supper Club was one of the first bars in Brooklyn to cater to a... Learn More

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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

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HISTORIC SITES

213 West 42nd Street / 220 West 43rd Street

Lyric Theater

Opened in 1903, the Lyric Theater staged several productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Clyde Fitch, Cole Porter,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

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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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

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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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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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141 Prince St

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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240 Centre Street

Gay Activists Alliance Protest at New York City Police Headquarters

On November 11, 1972, the Gay Activists Alliance led a protest over never-ending police mistreatment of the LGBT community at... 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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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