Six NYC LGBT Sites Considered for Landmark Designations
On Tuesday, June 4th, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider six NYC sites for designation as individual landmarks on the basis of their cultural significance, specifically the connection of these sites to New York City LGBT history. We produced this letter for our recent award-winner, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, to express support for affording these important properties the full protection of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Law.
From the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project:
Following the 2015 designation of the Stonewall Inn, the upcoming June 4 hearing and subsequent vote are an opportunity for the LPC to further recognize our City’s important LGBT heritage. As the LGBT community in New York City, across the country and around the world come together to honor the legacy of the 1969 Stonewall uprising this June, the importance of these designations cannot be overstated.
The six LGBT historic sites to be heard on June 4th are a small sampling of the 200 researched and featured on our website, nyclgbtsites.org. We drew from this database when recommending to the LPC a list of approximately one dozen sites of significance to LGBT history and culture. We are proud that the six sites now under review are borne from the Project’s research and championing of LGBT historic sites worthy of designation.