There are probably few places more symbolic of the national struggle for gay rights than New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn. The Greenwich Village bar, famous for being where gay men and transgender women rioted over anti-gay policing in the late 1960s, was announced Tuesday as a candidate for receiving designation as a national monument.
After federal officials convene a public meeting on May 9 to get feedback on the proposal, and if city officials sign off on it, President Barack Obama could make the designation official before New York City hosts gay pride celebrations in mid June, the Washington Post reported. The Stonewall Inn and a sliver of green space near its entrance are regarded as the birthplace of the country’s LGBT liberation movement, which counts marriage equality and HIV/AIDS awareness among its accomplishments in over 50 years.
Here are five other places that could be fitting choices for LGBT monuments: