The Stonewall Inn
The Propellent of LGBT Rights in New York City

The Stonewall Inn
Stonewall Inn, often shortened to Stonewall, is a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

The Stonewall Inn is the most famous LGBT landmark in New York City. Originally, it was a gay bar in Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. Eventually, it progressed into a site for protests and riots in favor of LGBT rights. The 1969 Stonewall Riots were among the most influential events in history that led to the establishment of LGBT rights. Today, Stonewall has become a nationally recognized monument. It is both a National Historic Monument and a New York City Landmark.

Originally, however, the Stonewall was a tearoom during the Prohibition. Then, it transformed into a gay bar for men. The place was nearly dilapidated and faced electrical and water issues. However, gay men still frequented this club because it was the only place they could dance. Additionally, police occasionally conducted raids.

To combat the police raids, gay men participated in the Stonewall Riots. The riots spurred a series of events that helped to establish gay and lesbian rights. Proponents of the cause began to organize and host events and take political action to solidify LGBT rights. Through these actions, the Stonewall Inn has secured a spot in the hearts of many LGBT activists and supporters. The building is an iconic piece of history and social justice. In addition to flaunting its incredible history, the Stonewall also hosts nightly events, such as trivia nights and karaoke. Both events attract a wide variety of people.

Stonewall has a lot of history and significance behind it, but it still acts as an inviting place for the LGBT community. It also attracts supporters of the LGBT community or history lovers who are wondering about incredible change. Stonewall is definitely a site that must not be missed.

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53 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014


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Take the 1, 2, or 5 subway lines to Christopher Street or take the M8 bus to W 10th Street and Waverly Place

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