LGBTQ History

Village Preservation has led the charge for recognition and protection of sites connected to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) history, especially LGBT civil rights efforts, in our neighborhoods.  This included getting the Stonewall Inn named the first LGBT site listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1999, and New York City’s first designated LGBT landmark in 2015. We proposed and secured landmark designation for the Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse and the LGBT Community Services Center, and have fought for recognition of other historic sites like Julius’ Bar, 186 Spring Street, Caffe Cino, and others.

Updates

  • November 17, 2022

    Unanimous Support for Julius’ Bar Landmarking at Hearing

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  • November 10, 2022

    Julius’ Bar Landmark Hearing Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Support This and Other Needed Landmark Designations

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  • November 7, 2022

    Civil Rights and Social Justice Map
    Revised and Relaunched

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  • October 31, 2022

    After Nine-Year Campaign, Julius’ Bar Landmarking Proposal to Finally Get Hearing November 15

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  • September 13, 2022

    After Nine-Year Campaign by Village Preservation, Julius’ Bar Building at 159 West 10th Street Under Formal Consideration for Landmark Designation

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  • June 5, 2022

    Celebrate and Explore LGBTQ+ History with Village Preservation This Pride Month

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  • April 25, 2022

    Village Preservation’s 19th Plaque Unveiled Marking Julius’ Bar and the 1966 Sip-In

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  • April 15, 2022

    Plaque Unveiling Next Thursday 6 pm Marking Julius’ Bar and 1966 ‘Sip In’ for Gay Rights

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  • December 13, 2021

    New Oral History: Playwright Barbara Kahn Brings Neighborhood History to Life

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  • November 23, 2021

    New Historic Image Archive Additions: Downtown Drag+Performance in the 1990s, Part II

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  • June 25, 2021

    New Historic Image Collection Explores Downtown Drag + Performance Scene of the 1990s

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  • June 14, 2021

    Pride Month: Fighting for LGBTQ+ Landmarks #SouthOfUnionSquare

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  • June 4, 2021

    LGBTQ Pride+History Month with Village Preservation

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  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

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  • April 16, 2021

    Challenging the Landmarks Preservation Commission to Abide By Its ‘Equity Framework’

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  • July 2, 2020

    Celebrate LGBTQ Pride (Virtually) With Village Preservation

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  • February 14, 2020

    Honoring and Protecting LGBT history in the Village

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  • February 12, 2020

    Battle for Landmark Protections for South of Union Square Includes Historic NAACP and National Gay Task Force Headquarters

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  • June 16, 2019

    AFTER FIVE YEAR CAMPAIGN BY VILLAGE PRESERVATION, CITY LANDMARKS LGBT HISTORIC SITES Sites are City’s First LGBT Landmarks Since Successful 2015 Campaign to Landmark Stonewall Inn

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  • June 3, 2019

    LGBT Landmarks to be Heard Tomorrow – Send a Letter Today

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  • May 14, 2019

    After Four Year Campaign, City Calendars LGBT Historic Sites in Greenwich Village

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  • May 13, 2019

    After Four Year Campaign by Village Preservation, City Agrees to Landmark LGBT Historic Sites

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  • May 3, 2019

    With #Stonewall50 Underway, Will City Protect LGBT Landmarks?

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  • April 23, 2019

    NOW MORE THAN EVER, CITY MUST RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT LGBT HISTORIC LANDMARKS

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  • October 17, 2017

    Lorraine Hansberry Historic Plaque Unveiled at 112 Waverly Place

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