City of Immigrants
For centuries, the character of New York City has been shaped by waves of immigration from all parts of the globe.
LGBT immigrants have left their own mark on the city’s history and culture as entrepreneurs, artists, writers, and activists.
This collection highlights sites associated with LGBT people who arrived in New York from all over the world during the 19th and 20th centuries. It also includes still-operating institutions and organizations that were founded by American-born LGBT New Yorkers to assist immigrant populations.