Preservationists Move to Protect Downtown LGBT Sites

According to The Villager, preservation activists are pushing to secure stronger landmark designations for three key sites in New York’s LGBT history.

The first is the Stonewall Inn, at 53 Christopher Street, the location of the infamous riots that essentially jumpstarted the gay rights movement in 1969. The second, the Julius’ Bar at 159 West 10th Street, is the city’s oldest gay bar and the site of a “sip-in” protest in 1966. The third is the Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse at 99 Wooster Street, which served as headquarters of the Gay Activists Alliance in the early 70s.

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