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Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history.

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project compiled a list of the 25 public schools named after gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals throughout the city’s five boroughs, although only one — Harvey Milk High School — intentionally honors an LGBT individual.

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Featured Historic Sites (25)

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55 Merrill Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Alice Austen Public School 60, on Staten Island, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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351 West 18th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Bayard Rustin Educational Complex, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual. Credit:... Learn More
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77 Clinton Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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114 Kosciuszko Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Benjamin Banneker Public School 256, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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244 West 144th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Countee Cullen Public School 194, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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411 East 76th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual. Credit:... Learn More
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515 West 182nd Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Eleanor Roosevelt Junior High School 143, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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40 Charlton Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Elisabeth Irwin High School, part of Little Red School House, in Manhattan,... Learn More
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735 West End Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Emily Dickinson Public School 75, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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133 East 53rd Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Emma Lazarus Public School 268, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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2 Astor Place
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Harvey Milk High School, in Manhattan, is the only one to intentionally... Learn More
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351 West 18th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. James Baldwin School, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual. Credit: New... Learn More
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900 Tinton Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers, in the Bronx, inadvertently honors... Learn More
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203-02 109th Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Langston Hughes Public School 134, in Queens, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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9301 Avenue B
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Langston Hughes Public School 233, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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1871 Walton Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Langston Hughes Public School 236, in the Bronx, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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98-50 50th Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Leonardo da Vinci Intermediate School 61, in Queens, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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1970 West Farms Road
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry Academy Public School 214, in the Bronx, inadvertently honors an... Learn More
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190-20 109th Road
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry Public School 118, in Queens, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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2609 East 7th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Margaret Mead Public School 209, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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2545 Gunther Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Michelangelo Junior High School 144, in the Bronx, inadvertently honors an LGBT... Learn More
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72 Veronica Place
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Walt Whitman Middle School 246, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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21 West 111th Street
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship, in Manhattan, inadvertently honors... Learn More
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2800 Ocean Parkway
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Abraham Lincoln High School, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual. Credit:... Learn More
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858 Jamaica Avenue
Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Abraham Lincoln Public School 7, in Brooklyn, inadvertently honors an LGBT individual.... Learn More
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