Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
“There was no out, there was just in.”
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History of The Stonewall Inn
The events of Stonewall opened the door for millions of LGBT Americans to begin pressing for full and equal civil rights.
Learn more about LGBTQ heritage and the people, parks, and places that are telling these stories.
Plan Your Visit
Located in Greenwich Village, New York City, Stonewall Inn is one of the 11 parks in New York Harbor.
Civil Rights in America
Nearly 150 years since the end of the Civil War, people of all races, colors, creeds and beliefs continue the struggle for equality.
White House Video Announcing Stonewall
Hear President Obama describe the importance of naming Stonewall National Monument as the first national park focused on LGBT history.
Last updated: February 23, 2018