Photos from the Stonewall Rally :: Saturday February 4, 2017

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Here is some local media coverage of the event:

The Stonewall Inn, often shortened to Stonewall, is a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City, and the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States.

The original Inn, which closed in 1969, was located at 51–53 Christopher Street, between West 4th Street and Waverly Place. In 1990 a bar called “Stonewall” opened in the western half of the original location (53 Christopher Street). This was renovated and returned to its original name, “The Stonewall Inn”, in 2007. The buildings are both part of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Greenwich Village Historic District, designated in 1969, and the Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

On June 23, 2015, the Stonewall Inn was the first landmark in New York City to be recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on the basis of its status in LGBT history, and on June 24, 2016, the Stonewall National Monument was named the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to the LGBTQ-rights movement.

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