Celebrate and Explore LGBTQ+ History with Village Preservation This Pride Month
No place on Earth is richer in LGBTQ+ history than our neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and no one does more to share and celebrate that history than Village Preservation.
This Pride Month, we’ve got dozens of ways for you to join in the celebration, or just learn a little more about your neighborhoods and LGBTQ+ history:
- Take our Civil Rights and Social Justice Maps LGBT Tour, with over 50 entries
- Take our Greenwich Village Historic District LGBTQ Sites tour, containing nearly 40 sites (on desktop, click on upper right-hand corner for additional tours)
- Take our East Village Building Blocks LGBTQ Sites tour, including nearly three dozen locations
- Take our South of Union Square LGBTQ Tour, with 15 sites
- Check out our LGBTQ-themed collections in our Historic Image Archive, including the Jillian Jonas Collection of Downtown Drag+Performance in the 1990s Part I and Part II, the Robert Fisch Collection, and the San Remo cafe collection.
- Explore our historic plaques connected to LGBTQ+ history and figures, including Julius’ Bar, Anaïs Nin, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin (here and here), Frank O’Hara (here and here), and the San Remo Cafe.
- Read or listen to our LGBTQ-themed oral histories
- Browse scores of LGBT-themed blog posts
- Read about Village Preservation’s groundbreaking success in securing landmark designation for LGBTQ sites, and our ongoing efforts for more
We’ve also been seeking landmark designation for our proposed South of Union Square Historic District, which contains a rich array of sites connected to LGBTQ+ history, but so far the city has refused.
Learn more on our LGBTQ+ history page.
June 5, 2022