HISTORIC SITES

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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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

116th Street & Broadway

Student Homophile League at Earl Hall, Columbia University

The Student Homophile League, the first gay student organization in the country, was founded at Columbia University in 1966 and... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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

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

Organization & Community Spaces
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

1260 Avenue of the Americas

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at Radio City Music Hall

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) zapped a presidential campaign fundraiser for Mayor John V. Lindsay on January 25, 1972, after... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

5 West 63rd Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the West Side YMCA

On August 6, 1971, the Gay Activists Alliance held a zap at the West Side YMCA to protest the Y’s... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

1335 Sixth Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the Inner Circle Dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel

The Gay Activists Alliance’s April 15, 1972, zap of reporters’ Inner Circle dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel, to... Learn More

Public 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

1000 5th Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The first public zap by the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) occurred on April 13, 1970, in front of the Metropolitan... Learn More

Public Spaces