Celebrating the new Stonewall National Monument

Last edited 9/29/2021

On June 27, 2016, hundreds gathered in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village to celebrate the designation of Stonewall National Monument, the first national monument that honors the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States. The monument includes Christopher Park, the Stonewall Inn, and the surrounding streets and sidewalks that were the site of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, an event that inspired the modern LGBT civil rights movement. This historic designation furthers the National Park Service’s mission of telling a more complete history of our nation.