Obama Designates Gay Bar As Latest National Monument


The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler annnounced Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, that they will lead a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. The tavern was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights movement.

Charlie Spiering – June 24, 2016

President Barack Obama announced his decision to designate the site of the Stonewall Uprising for gay rights in New York City as a national monument.

The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar that was raided by the New York City police department to enforce a law making it illegal to sell alcoholic drinks to homosexuals. Gay Americans rioted in response, organizing activists and rallies across the country in support of gay rights in America.