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LGBTQ+ Landmarks in NYC That You Should Know

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The most diverse and flexible city in the world welcomes you no matter what your identity is. This article addresses some of the most famous LGBTQ+ landmarks of New York that have contributed to making the modern New York we have now.

If you want to embrace the LGBTQ+ side of New York, check out these!

Stonewall Inn

Stonewall Inn or Stonewall is a famous gay bar with a dense history of Stonewall riots that occurred in 1969. These riots are considered the turning point in the gay liberation movement.
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It is situated in Greenwich Village and is worth a visit when you are in NYC. Right across the Stone Wall Inn is the monument called Gay Liberation, designed by George Segal.

Address: 53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014.

The LGBT Center

The center is in place of a former high school which was sold for $1.5 million. It is estimated that around 6000 people visit the center every week, and it is a meeting spot for nearly 300 groups.
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They have several programs and support groups. The building has been designated as an NYC landmark by Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Address: 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011.

Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse

Once the headquarter of Gay Activist Alliance is now a Victorinox Swiss Army shop at 99 Wooster. Alliance's Firehouse Committee held several popular dances to raise funds for the organization.
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It was one of the prime meeting spots but was burnt in 1974.

Address: Wooster St, New York, NY 10012.

Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art

Founded by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman in 1987 as a non-profit organization, it is the world's first museum dedicated to LGBTQ art.

The Museum is a landmark with a collection of more than 24000 pieces of artwork and has an archive containing information on 1900 LGBTQ artists.

Address: 26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013.

Judson Memorial Church

The Church is an advocate of human rights since the 1950s when it altered its mission. They even help provide resources for people with AIDS.

The church holds a huge event every year that is their annual Gay Pride Sunday. The almost 100-year church altered its mission in the 1950s and has since been an outspoken advocate for civil declared New York City landmarks in 1966.

Address: 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012.


A famous yet the oldest gay bar in NYC. The bar was made in 1864, but in the 1950s this place became a favorite of the LGBTQ community.
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This bar has a history of overturning the liquor law that prohibited the sale of alcohol to gay people. The events led to the opening of several bars across the city.

Address: 159 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014.

The Pyramid Club

Pyramid club was opened in 1979. Do you know about RuPaul's first NYC show? It took place in this bar. The venue was a prime location for the arts to raise awareness for LGBTQ rights.

Address: 101 Avenue A #1, New York, NY 10009.

The Daughters of Bilitis Meeting Spot

The Daughters of Bilitis was the first civil rights group that fought for the rights of lesbians.

The organization was though formed in San Francisco, but it flourished in New York in the 1950s. This place was a safe space for those afraid of coming out and a meeting point alternative compared to lesbian bars.

Address: 26 Charlton Street, New York, NY.

Which of these spots will you be visiting for Pride month? Let us know in the comments below.

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