New York CIty Landmarks Preservation Commission: Gay Pride Month 2013
Among New York City’s designated Landmarks and Historic Districts, there are many sites pertaining to the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
A number of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation reports in recent years document LGBT history, though earlier reports do not.
This slideshow, in honor of Gay Pride Month, is a sampling of some of New York City’s historic LGBT sites.
Names highlighted in lavender indicate people who have been embraced by the LGBT community, based on historic evidence of their personal histories, affectional preferences, friendships, and relationships.
It is necessary to take into account cultural and historical context—for instance, the fact that some of these people were married--but research indicates involvement in same-sex relationships.
In addition, it was not until the early 20th century that Americans categorized and stigmatized people according to their sexual preference. For further information about the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission visit our website at nyc.gov/landmarks
This presentation was prepared by Christopher Brazee, Gale Harris, and Jay Shockley. Photographs are from the Landmarks Preservation Commission except where noted.
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