Stonewall Monument spared from Trump review

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: One expert said the Stonewall Monument ‘dodged a bullet.’ Washington Blade photo by Michael Key

An executive order issued by President Trump in April calling for a review and reassessment of U.S. national monuments named since 1996 will not impact the designation of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village as the nation’s first LGBT national monument.

According to a report released on Tuesday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Stonewall Monument was not included on a list of 27 national monuments that Zinke singled out for review in May.

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Google gives grant to preserve oral history of Stonewall Inn

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NEW YORK (AP) – The philanthropic wing of the internet search giant Google says it is donating $1 million to preserve an oral history of the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the announcement June 18 that Google.org, the company’s philanthropy branch, is donating the grant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center to start the oral history project. Schumer says the purpose of the project is to spread the word and educate future generations about the Stonewall riots.

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LGBTQ activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

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It was a new look for the White House: illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide.

President Barack Obama, who was inside, felt the glow on that June night in 2015.

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National Park designation for Stonewall Inn brings an auction of fabulousness! Hello, Cher. Hello, Madonna.

By : Billy Manes
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It’s so heartwarming to see our friends across the country offer support to Orlando after the summer of hell. Last night, an auction kicked off – sadly on the day the death of Dead or Alive lead singer Pete Burns’ passing – that includes some things you might need (OK, NEED!!!!) for your collections. Back in June, Stonewall became a a national monument, the first LGBTQ national monument in our history. Last night, an auction kicked off to buffet the cause and to raise awareness. Here’s what we know about the auction, as sent by a friend:

“We are working on a historic auction for the newly designated —by President Obama—Stonewall National Park. The auction opened online at Charitybuzz.com/Stonewall at midnight on Oct 25 through the first week of November. Among the confirmed luminaries are: Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, Taylor Mac, Anderson Cooper, Stevie Nicks, George Clooney, Cindy Lauper, Bryan Lourd, Andy Cohen, Jonathan Adler, Bob Gruen, Mick Rock,  Dustin Lance Black, Mick Rock, Troye Sivan, CEO & Founder of Tumblr David Karp and more.

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Famed photographer Mark Seliger captures trans community in new book

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NEW YORK (AP) – Nearly 50 years have passed since police raided New York’s Stonewall Inn, touching off protests on Christopher Street that fueled the LGBT movement.

To mark the moment, the popular bar and haven for homeless youth, sex workers, trans people and others in search of community and self was designated a national park in June by President Barack Obama.

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New York legislators want Stonewall Inn to be a national park

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NEW YORK — Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement Sept. 20 in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights movement.

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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.

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NYC considers making Stonewall Inn a city landmark

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NEW YORK — Officials are considering whether to make the Stonewall Inn a city landmark, granting recognition to a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement.

The New York Times says the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to vote June 2 on taking a first step: adding the property to its calendar. The Greenwich Village tavern would be the first landmark honored specifically for its role in the city’s gay history.

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