Educator Tools

Since 2019, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has worked in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to teach LGBTQ place-based history to high school students throughout the city’s five boroughs. In order to reach more teachers and classrooms, we are making our content available through these educator tools that you can use without having to schedule a visit. You can use them on your own, with students, or to assign asynchronistic field trips, all covering New York City’s rich LGBTQ historic past.

By registering below, NYC public school teachers will gain access to several instructional PDFs that outline the content for students as well as educational video segments that explore LGBTQ historic sites in the city.

Content includes the following thematic video segments, which provide a survey of sites related to each theme:

  • Stonewall & Greenwich Village LGBTQ History
  • LGBTQ Discrimination & Activism History
  • Black LGBTQ History & Culture
  • Transgender & Gender Variant History
  • LGBTQ History in Queens
  • LGBTQ History in the Bronx
  • LGBTQ History in Brooklyn
  • LGBTQ History on Staten Island
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • 1970s Lesbian Activism & Community
  • Theater
  • The AIDS Crisis
  • Pre-20th Century History


And our “Queering New York” video series, which focuses on sites connected to a person, group, or event:

  • Bayard Rustin Educational Complex
  • Desi Dhamaka Protests
  • Eve’s Hangout
  • Keith Haring Studio
  • Langston Hughes Residence
  • Pauli Murray Residence
  • Queens Pride Parade
  • Richmond Barthé & “Green Pastures: The Walls of Jericho”
  • Riis Park Beach
  • The Triangle Fire


Once we have approved your registration, you will be able to download and share this content with your students. Registering helps us and the DOE gauge how many teachers are interested in this subject matter and how it will be used. For questions, please email us at [email protected].

These educational tools have been made possible with funding from the New York City Council and facilitated through the Department of Education.