Wednesday, May 4, 2016

White House Considers National Gay Rights Monument in NYC

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Michael D. Shear
Advocates of creating a national park near the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan have been working to build support for years. Credit Byron Smith for The New York Times
NEW YORK---The White House is considering the creation of a national monument to the gay rights movement on a small piece of Greenwich Village parkland across the street from the Stonewall Inn, where a 1969 uprising helped inspire the push for equality, advocates said on Tuesday. The push to create a national park or monument near the Stonewall Inn is intended to recognize the protests that erupted at the Manhattan bar after the police raided it in summer 1969. [link]