Preservation Issues

The Conservancy is Proud to Support LGBT Sites

-The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center - 208 W 13 Street

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the Conservancy supported six new landmarks associated with LGBT history. We testified at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on June 4, and the Commission had its vote just two weeks later on June 18.

The former Caffe Cino on Cornelia Street, Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse on Wooster Street, and Women’s Liberation Center on West 20th Street were all hubs of activist activity in the early years of the gay rights movement. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center has long been a focal point for the gay community. The James Baldwin Residence on the Upper West Side and Audre Lorde Residence on Staten Island recognize two individuals with connections to LGBT, literary, and African-American history in New York (more info on these sites).