Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
“There was no out, there was just in.”
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Located in Greenwich Village, New York City, Stonewall National Monument is one of the many parks in New York Harbor.
History of Stonewall National Monument
The events of the Stonewall uprising opened the door for millions of LGBT Americans to begin pressing for full and equal civil rights.
White House Video Announcing Stonewall
Hear President Obama describe the importance of naming Stonewall National Monument as the first national park focused on LGBT history(2016).
Last updated: July 6, 2018