The Stonewall Inn on brink of becoming first national monument dedicated to LGBT history

The historic gay bar The Stonewall Inn.

The Stonewall Inn is on the brink of making history — again.

The venerable Greenwich Village club — known as the birthplace of the gay rights movement — might become the first national monument dedicated to LGBT history.

A host of politicians gathered at the site Monday to meet with Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis.

On the table was a proposal to have President Obama add a unit to the National Park System dedicated to the history of the Stonewall Uprising in Christopher Park and the surrounding streets.

The Stonewall Inn was the location of a now-historic week-long uprising in June, 1969 that sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in America.

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