NYC Grants Landmark Status to Gay Rights Movement Building

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to grant landmark status to the Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement.
"New York City's greatness lies in its inclusivity and diversity," commission Chairwoman Meenakshi Srinivasan said before the unanimous vote. "The events at Stonewall were a turning point in the LGBT rights movement and in the history of our nation."
Patrons fought back against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, and the street protests that followed for several days are credited with galvanizing gay activism in New York and globally.



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