Explore, Celebrate, and Preserve LGBTQ History This Pride Month

Nowhere is richer in LGBTQ+ history than the 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, advocate to preserve LGBTQ+ landmarks, or just learn a little more about your neighborhoods and LGBTQ+ history: 

Lorraine Hansberry and her Greenwich Village homes, 337 Bleecker Street (l.) and 116 Waverly Place 
(l.) The founders of the National Gay Task Force, the country’s first national LGBTQ-rights organization, and their longtime original headquarters at 80 Fifth Avenue (r.)
(l. to r.) From our Robert Fisch and Jillian Jonas Historic Image Archive collections.
(l. to r.) 101 Avenue A, home of the Pyramid Club, the Stonewall Inn, and 129 MacDougal Street, home of Eve Adams’ Tea Room — three LGBTQ historic sites for which we’ve secured landmark protections. 
  • Read about Village Preservation’s groundbreaking successes in securing landmark designation for LGBTQ+ sites, including the Stonewall Inn (here and here), Julius’ Bar, and the LGBT Community Center, the Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse, Cafe Cino, and the Pyramid Club (here). 


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 the city has thus far refused to landmark.

Learn more on our LGBTQ+ history page

June 3, 2024