Village Preservation Gives Your Guide to LGBTQ+ Pride History

In anticipation of the upcoming Pride Weekend, Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman was asked to join the hosts of Mornings on NY1 to discuss LGBTQ+ historic sites in our neighborhoods and our ongoing efforts to preserve them. He discussed three sites Village Preservation has already succeeded in getting landmarked — the Stonewall Inn, Julius’ Bar, and the Pyramid Club — as well as Lorraine Hansberry’s Waverly Place residence, where we placed a plaque in 2017, and the former headquarters of the country’s first national gay rights organization at 80 Fifth Avenue, which we are campaigning to have landmarked along with the surrounding proposed South of Union Square Historic District.

Watch the video HERE.

Village Preservation has a vast array of resources, including maps, tours, archival images, and oral history interviews connected to the incredibly rich LGBTQ+ history in our neighborhoods. 

You can also help us to honor and preserve the many LGBTQ+ historic sites in our neighborhood that currently lack landmark designation, and could be destroyed at any time. 

June 20, 2023