Stonewall Inn
The Stonewall Inn, often shortened to Stonewall, is a gay tavern and recreational bar in New York City and the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most imp...
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Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Brooklyn, New York-based organization for queer people of color. The organization concentrates on community organizing and radical nonviolent activism around progressive i...
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Gayfest NYC
Gayfest NYC is an annual theatre festival in New York City which showcases plays and musicals that feature gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender themes, plotlines, and/or creative teams. The festiva...
Kitty Lambert
Kitty Lambert is an LGBT rights activist. She was raised Mormon and married a male Mormon missionary when she was seventeen.  She did not come out as a lesbian for many years out of fear of losin...
Wigstock
Wigstock was an annual outdoor drag festival that began in the 1980s in Manhattan's East Village that took place on Labor Day. Traditionally the festival would act as the unofficial end to the summer ...
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Queer Nation
Queer Nation is an LGBTQ activist organization founded in March 1990 in New York City, by HIV/AIDS activists from ACT UP. The four founders were outraged at the escalation of anti-gay and lesbian vio...
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Suicide of Tyler Clementi
Tyler Clementi (December 19, 1991 – September 22, 2010) was an eighteen-year-old student at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on S...
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Gay Men's Health Crisis
The GMHC (formerly Gay Men's Health Crisis) is a New York City–based non-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based AIDS service organization whose mission statement is "end the AIDS epidemic and...
The Saint (club)
The Saint was an American gay superclub, located in the East Village neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, that operated from 1980 to 1988.
It opened in the old premise...
Fed Up Queers
Fed Up Queers, or FUQ, was a queer activist direct action group that began in New York City. The group was made up mostly of lesbians such as Jennifer Flynn (who later co-founded the New York City AID...
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Ivy Bottini
Ivy Bottini (born 1926 in New York) is an American women's rights and LGBT rights activist.
From 1944 until 1947, she attended Pratt Institute School of Art, where she earned a certificate in adve...
New York Area Bisexual Network
New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN) is a central communications network for bisexual & bi-friendly groups and resources in the five boroughs (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten I...
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Sex Panic!
Sex Panic!, sometimes rendered SexPanic! or Sex Panic, is a sexual activism group founded in New York City in 1997. The group characterized itself as a "pro-queer, pro-feminist, anti-racist direct act...
Lavender Menace
The Lavender Menace was an informal group of lesbian radical feminists formed to protest the exclusion of lesbians and lesbian issues from the feminist movement at the Second Congress to Unite Women i...
Lesbian Sex Mafia
The Lesbian Sex Mafia, founded in 1981, is an information and support group in New York City for lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, and transsexual women. The group's focus is to help promote fantasy r...
Continental Baths
The Continental Baths was a gay bathhouse in the basement of The Ansonia Hotel in New York City which was opened in 1968 by Steve Ostrow. It was advertised as reminiscent of "the glory of ancient Rome...
Everard Baths
The Everard Baths or Everard Spa Turkish Bathhouse was a gay bathhouse at 28 West 28th Street in New York City that operated from 1888 to 1986. The venue occupied an adaptively reused church building ...
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Sidney Abbott
Sidney Abbott is an American feminist and lesbian activist and writer. A former member of the Lavender Menace, she co-authored Sappho Was a Right-on Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism and was one o...
Salsa Soul Sisters
The Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc Collective is a group for lesbians who are also womanists and women of color, in New York City. The group is the oldest black lesbian organization in the...
New St. Marks Baths
The New St. Marks Baths was a gay bathhouse at 6 St. Marks Place in the East Village of Manhattan, New York City from 1979 to 1985. It claimed to be the largest gay bath house in the world.The Saint M...
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Lesbian Avengers
The Lesbian Avengers began in New York City in 1992 as "a direct action group focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility." Dozens of other chapters quickly emerged worldwide, a few ex...
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Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert and a Life
Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert and a Life is a memoir describing the origins of the 1969 Woodstock Festival by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte. It was published in 2007 by Square One ...
Mabel Hampton
Mabel Hampton (May 2, 1902 – October 26, 1989) was an American lesbian activist, a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and a philanthropist for both black and lesbian/gay organizations.
Born in ...
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Robin Byrd
Robin Byrd (born 6 April 1957) is an American former pornographic actress and the host of The Robin Byrd Show, which has appeared on Leased access cable television in New York City since 1977.
Byr...
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Gay Liberation Front
The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was the name of a number of gay liberation groups, the first of which was formed in New York City in 1969, immediately after the Stonewall riots, in which police clashed...
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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medic...
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Metropolitan Community Church of New York
Metropolitan Community Church of New York (MCCNY) is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christian church in New York City. While mainly catering to the LGBT population, the church is op...
Metropolitan Community Church of New York - Wikipedia
Paris Is Burning (film)
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, g...
Paris Is Burning (film) - Wikipedia