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Historic Gay Bar Stonewall Inn Could Become a National Park

The bar is also being considered for landmark status.

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The Stonewall Inn might become more than just a city landmark. The iconic gay bar that was home to the 1969 riots that helped launch the modern LGBT movement is being considered for landmark status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission this month, with a public hearing now scheduled for June 23. Meanwhile, the National Parks Conservation Association (which is independent from the National Park Service) wants to push to include both Stonewall and Christopher Park in front of it in the National Park system. Last year, the National Park Service said that it hoped to include a site of significance to the LGBT community in its roster, and so, the NPCA thinking goes, this would probably be a good place to start. The NPCA will meet this Saturday to discuss the matter.

Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 (212) 463-0950 Visit Website