그만큼 monument encompasses Christopher Park
, the Stonewall Inn and the surrounding streets and sidewalks that were the sites of the
1969 Stonewall uprising
The Stonewall Inn opened as a gay club in 1967 in the heart of Manhattan’s bohemian Greenwich Village neighborhood. 당시, New York was notorious for its strict enforcement of anti-gay laws that made it risky for gay people to congregate in public.
When police raided the bar on June
28, 1969, its patrons
, which included Black and Latin trans icons Marsha P. 존슨 and Sylvia Rivera
, fought back
After police arrested many Stonewall patrons that morning, people protested outside the bar for weeks. Those protests are often credited as a flashpoint for LGBTQ rights in the United States.
The uprising became a catalyst for an emerging gay rights movement as organizations such as the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance were formed
, modeled after the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement
. Members held protests
, met with political leaders and interrupted public meetings to hold those leaders accountable
. 그만큼 first Pride parade was hosted on Stonewall’s one-year anniversary
The new visitor center will be at 51 Christopher Street, which is next to where the Stonewall Inn is currently located. That space was originally part of the Stonewall in 1969, the group says.
The center will offer in-person and virtual tours, art exhibits and will also be the home base for the monument’s National Park Service staffers.
Pride Live said the visitor center is and will be funded by donations. A number of companies including Google, AARP, Target and Amazon have provided funding, the group says.
성명서, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center “will serve as a place where the LGBTQ community can safely gather to celebrate and commemorate its hard-fought history.”
Later this month, hundreds are expected to march past the Stonewall National Monument during the city’s Pride celebration.