Gay New York

Gay New York

The average tourist pining for selfies in Times Square and tickets to the latest Broadway spectacle misses out on an essential part of the Big Apple's history and culture: gay New York. The legendary queer metropolis ignited the LGBT equal rights movement in the late 1960s and still continues to stoke the flames of the nation and world in the fight for equality.

In 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar frequented by drag queens, male hookers and poorer members of the LGBT community. A violent riot soon erupted that sparked widespread activism and protest for civil rights over the next several days, turning the Village into the headquarters of the LGBT equal rights movement.

Because of its storied past, gay New York...
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