Stonewall Inn becomes historic landmark

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 10:14am

Stonewall Inn

The New York City Council voted this week to make the Stonewall Inn a historic landmark. This finalizes the vote the Landmarks Preservation Commission took in June.

The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, is considered to be the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.

When police raided the bar on June 26, 1969, drag queens and trans women rebelled. The scene was repeated every night for a week.

To celebrate the designation, the New York Daily News posted a video of Gov. Andrew Cuomo marrying a gay couple in front of the landmark bar.


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