National Register Listings
In 1999, the team that would later found the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project successfully nominated the Stonewall Inn to the National Register of Historic Places, the first site to ever be listed on the register for its significance to LGBT history. Overseen by the National Park Service, the National Register is an honorary federal list that includes over 93,500 sites across the country, yet the LGBT community remains vastly underrepresented with less than twenty sites. Building on our Stonewall nomination, this curated theme highlights our ongoing efforts to nominate more LGBT sites to the National Register.
Sites below have also been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, which leads the country in nominations that specifically call out LGBT history. We are pleased to be working with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to ensure that the LGBT community’s contributions to American history are recognized on both the state and national registers.
Our work has been funded, in part, by a lead grant from the National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grant Program to add diversity to the National Register.
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Featured Historic Sites ( 11 )
The Student Homophile League, the first gay student organization in the country, was founded at Columbia University in 1966 and held many of its activities in Earl Hall. In 1970,... Learn More