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On June 24, 2016, President Barack Obama officially designated the Stonewall National Monument, making it the first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. Pride Live™℠ has secured the lease at 51 Christopher Street and will transform it into the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center™℠(SNMVC), the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Parks System. In doing so, Pride Live will reunite the Stonewall Inn. The mission of the SNMVC is to preserve, advance, and celebrate the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. Meet the advocates and pioneers who came before us and learn about the events that shaped the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

Pioneering Transgender Activists

“History isn't something you look back at and say it was inevitable. It happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.” ~ Marsha P. Johnson

“I was a radical, a revolutionist. I am still a revolutionist . . . I am glad I was in the Stonewall riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, my god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here. ~ Sylvia Rivera

Reuniting the Stonewall Inn

“This place was the “ART” that gave form to the feelings of our heartbeats. “Here the consciousness of knowing you “belonged” nested into the warm feeling of finally being HOME. And Home engenders love and loyalty quite naturally. So, we loved the Stonewall.” ~ New York Public Library, The Stonewall Reader

When the Stonewall Rebellion took place on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was made up of two locations – 53 Christopher Street, where the Stonewall Bar is located today, and 51 Christopher Street. The removal of the iconic sign in 1989 marked the closing of the venue that led to the formation of the modern gay rights movement in the US. Join the moment to reunite the Stonewall Inn and memorialize the events of the Stonewall Rebellion.

Protecting a Historic Landmark

“Viewed from Christopher Park's central location, this historic landscape – the park itself, the Stonewall Inn, the streets and sidewalks of the surrounding neighborhood – reveals the story of the Stonewall Uprising, a watershed moment for LGBT civil rights and a transformative event in the Nation's civil rights movement.” ~ Presidential Proclamation, Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument, June 24, 2016.

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