Each year, thousands of people descend on New York City for the Pride March, commemorating the uprising that erupted following a police raid at Stonewall Inn in 1969. But while well-known landmarks like the Stonewall Inn or The Center are a major part of the Pride festivities, there are lots of other historic sites throughout the city that played a part in the LGBTQ rights movement in the city.
And soon, there will be more markers commemorating the trailblazers of that movement: The city will build a monument to activists Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and six sites connected to New York’s LGBTQ history are were named New York City landmarks at the beginning of June.
Whether you're a local or just in town for the NYC Pride festivities, be sure to check out these historic sites. They recognize the efforts of the individuals that brought about changes for the LGBTQ community, celebrate their victories, and commemorate those who were lost in the struggle.
Editor’s Note: This map was originally published June 21, 2017.Read More