lgbt rights

City Living, Greenwich Village, History

Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ, historic monuments

Stonewall Inn, photo via Wikimedia

LGBT activists will unveil a rainbow flag outside the historic gay bar Stonewall Inn on Wednesday, marking the 30th anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The Greenwich Village bar at 53 Christopher Street is often credited with launching the gay rights movement after multiple violent police raids in the summer of 1969. President Barack Obama designated Stonewall as a national monument last year, the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement (h/t DNA info). ¬†Stonewall’s rainbow flag will be the first permanent LGBT pride flag in New York City.¬†

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