LGBTQ History

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Write the LPC and Mayor DeBlasio urging them to recognize and protect Julius Bar and other significant sites to the history of the LGBT civil rights movement.

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

  • 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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  • June 22, 2016

    RECOGNIZING AND PRESERVING LGBT HISTORY IN THE VILLAGE Urge the City to Landmark Civil Rights Pioneer Julius’ Bar

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  • May 6, 2016

    Hearing On Stonewall National Monument Plan May 9

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  • April 15, 2016

    Julius’ Sip In 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • March 22, 2016

    Julius’ Landmarking Support Grows as 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • March 10, 2016

    Julius’ Sip-In 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • February 25, 2016

    ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JULIUS’ “SIP-IN,” TRAILBLAZING LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION, GVSHP CALLS FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION Iconic Image of Historic Event for Sale In Support of GVSHP’s Preservation Efforts

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  • June 23, 2015

    Stonewall Landmarked! Continue the Fight for LGBT History

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  • June 18, 2015

    Stonewall Landmarks Hearing Next Tuesday at 10AM

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  • May 29, 2015

    FOLLOWING YEAR AND HALF CAMPAIGN, CITY AGREES TO CONSIDER STONEWALL INN FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION, NYC’S FIRST LGBT LANDMARK

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  • June 21, 1999

    Stonewall Gains Federal Recognition on its 30th Anniversary

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