LGBTQ+ history

Greenwich Village, History

Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ, historic monuments

Photo by Another Believer on Wikimedia

The National Park Service’s first LGBTQ+ visitor center will open at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, organizers announced this week. Pride Live, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group, officially broke ground on the future 3,700-square-foot Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC), expected to open in 2024. Located at 51 Christopher Street, the center will sit directly next to the historic Stonewall Inn and provide a space to learn about the Stonewall Rebellion in its original location.

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Featured Story

Events, Features, Top Stories

Photo by Jessica Green on Unsplash

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the NYC Pride March is returning to the city, fully in person, on Sunday, June 26. The theme for this year’s march is “Unapologetically Us,” with Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan, and Chase Strangio set to be the event’s grand marshals. Ahead, get the details for this year’s parade and learn more about other Pride events taking place.

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History, Landmarks Preservation Commission, maps

Image courtesy of the National Parks Conservation Association on Flickr

In celebration of Pride Month, the Landmarks Preservation Commission last week released an interactive story map that highlights important landmarks in New York City known for their significance within the LGBTQ+ community’s cultural and civil rights movement. The project highlights seven individual landmarks throughout the city, including James Baldwin’s Upper West Side apartment and the Stonewall Inn, one of the most important sites associated with LGBTQ+ history in the United States. The story map focuses solely on individual landmarks designated primarily for their LGBTQ+ significance, not just sites that have ties to individuals and groups.

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