Stonewall Inn named a NYC landmark

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New York – Stonewall Inn was given official landmark status in New York City June 23.

The Greenwich Village bar became the birthplace of the modern day gay rights movement when, on June 28, 1969, the patrons fought back and rioted against a police raid of the establishment.

The unanimous vote marks the first time a site has been designated a landmark due to its LGBT history.

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

Gay Pride events all around the world are a celebration and remembrance of the Stonewall Riots.

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