With #Stonewall50 Underway, Will City Protect LGBT Landmarks?

Celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots have begun at Village Preservation and across the globe, commemorating a half-century since the tumultuous events which led to the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement. 

In 2014, Village Preservation began a campaign to get the City to finally recognize and protect LGBT landmarks in our city, of which none received explicit recognition at that time.  Stonewall itself was on the top of our list, and in June 2015 after a year and a half campaign, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) landmarked that site.

But three more critical LGBT history sites we have been fighting to have landmarked remain without such recognition or protection — Julius’ Bar at 159 West 10th Street, the LGBT Community Services Center at 208 West 13th Street, and the former Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse at 99 Wooster Street.

Five years later and on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we are urging the City to finally act to landmark these critically important historic sites.


Tell the Mayor and the LPC to Recognize 
and Protect Critical LGBT Landmarks

May 3, 2019