Landmark status granted to Stonewall Inn, site that sparked LGBT rights movement

This is a landmark victory for the gay rights movement even though gender non-conforming people and trans people who fought at the frontline at Stonewall riot are now completely left behind in this movement and have yet to experience freedom and happiness in ways that their lesbian and gay counterparts are now experiencing.

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

NEW YORK — New York City’s landmarks commission has voted to grant official status to the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement.

The unanimous vote Tuesday marks the first time a site has been designated as a landmark in the city because of its significance to LGBT history.

Patrons fought back against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969. The uprising is commemorated in gay pride events every year in New York and around the world.

The commission’s chairwoman, Meenakshi Srinivasan, says the Stonewall events were a turning point in the LGBT rights movement and in the nation’s history.

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