The Big Apple’S L.G.B.T. Story Started Out Well Earlier Than Stonewall

PhotoGreenwich Village WaterfrontThe waterfront at the end of Christopher Street has been an important gathering place for L.G.B.T.
Riis BeachThe eastern end of the beach at Jacob Riis Park has been a popular site for L.G.B.T.
Metropolitan Community Church of New YorkPhotoFounded in 1972 to minister to the L.G.B.T.
PhotoLesbian Herstory ArchivesThis volunteer-based museum and community center was founded in Manhattan in 1974 and moved to Brooklyn in 1993.
Bayard Rustin HouseRustin, an African-American civil rights leader, lived in Chelsea from 1963 until his death in 1987.

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