On June 28, New York marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a watershed moment in LGBTQ history.
But Megan Springate says notable gay heritage sites are found across the country: “LGBTQ history is American history. It’s in every community.”
The National Park Service interpreter helped produce a study documenting hundreds of significant places and shares some favorites with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
Stonewall National Monument, New York
A turning point in LGBTQ rights came in 1969, when New York police raided the Stonewall Inn gay bar and sparked street protests in the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood. “Stonewall was a real watershed moment,” Springate says. Today visitors can get their National Park Service Passport stamped at the original bar. nps.gov/ston
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