Today at New York City’s LGBT Center, Sen. Charles Schumer announced Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the tech behemoth, has awarded a $1M grant for the Stonewall Inn project.
The LGBT history project will be run by The Center in conjunction with the National Park Foundation to record and preserve the accounts of the Stonewall riots in June of 1969; the birth of the LGBT Community; and its fight for civil rights.
Last year during Pride Month, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument to honor the LGBT equality movement.
“I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s National Park System. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country, the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.” – President Obama
New York City ABCNEWS affiliate filed this story about the announcement.
(main image from Sen Charles Schumer Facebook)