Last year, days before the 46th anniversary of the eponymous riots that sparked the modern LGBT movement, the Stonewall Inn was granted landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
After a FOIL request, the City released written testimony from the open hearing that led to the Commission’s decision.
Among those providing testimony were New York City Council memberMargaret Chin …
(which included a list of additional LGBT landmarks they hope the city would consider preserving)
David Carter, the author of Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
and David Ehrich of SaveStonewall.org, who contextualized the significance of the Inn - and of New York City itself - within his own experience ..
that ends with this powerful reminder that the fight is far from over:
Read the full testimony here.
Visit New York City with Atlas Obscura Trips
Only in Queens: Tasting Our Way Through New York’s Most Diverse Borough
Manhattan may have name-brand recognition and Brooklyn a certain cache, but Queens is the city’s largest and most diverse borough. Join us, May 17–20, to dig into Queens’ rich neighborhood life.