This collection of Staten Island sites highlights the borough’s long and surprisingly rich LGBT history through former bars and clubs, residences of notable people — such as Alice Austen and Audre Lorde — and college campuses that helped foster political and social involvement among young LGBT people.
While much of New York City’s known LGBT history and life centers on Manhattan, we are currently working on adding more Staten Island sites to our website. If you have a suggestion, please fill out our online form.
This theme is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and a grant from Con Edison.
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Featured Historic Sites ( 12 )
The Staten Island AIDS Task Force, now Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI), opened its first office in this building at 25 Hyatt Street in 1988. In the mid-1990s,... Learn More