National Campaign Launch for First Ever National Park Site Honoring American LBGT History

A recognition of the importance of Stonewall in the history of the LGBTQ movement…

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Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 18, 2015.

Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 3.41.34 PMCongressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA),  city and state elected officials, advocacy groups and community members are launching a new campaign to help create a national park for Stonewall—the site of one of the country’s most pivotal uprisings for equality.  If created, it would be the nation’s first national parks site honoring LGBT history.

The press conference to kick off the campaign will be held outside of the historic Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park, where protestors gathered in June 1969 for a week-long uprising in an effort to secure equal rights for the LGBT community.

Two-thirds of America’s more than 400 national parks are dedicated to sites of cultural and historic significance.  Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held there in July 1848, and their struggle for…

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