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NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

Brooklyn LGBT Historic Sites

Where did lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history happen in Brooklyn? In what buildings did influential LGBT activists and artists live and work, and on what streets did groups demonstrate for their equal rights? This curated adventure, produced by NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, tells the story of sites that are important to LGBT history as well as those that illustrate the community’s influence on America in the arts, literature, and social justice.

  • 1.

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Brooklyn's bucolic cemetery and the important LGBT figures buried there.

  • 2.

    Oliver Smith / Truman Capote Residence

    Oliver Smith / Truman Capote Residence

    The home of legendary theatre designer Oliver Smith and the apartment where Truman Capote wrote his most memorable works.

  • 3.

    Transy House

    Transy House

    The transgender collective that operated in Brooklyn from 1998 to 2008.

  • 4.

    Starlite Lounge

    Starlite Lounge

    How Brooklyn's first openly gay and black-owned bar shut down.

  • 5.

    Walt Whitman Residence

    Walt Whitman Residence

    The home of Walt Whitman, the first poet of democracy.

  • 6.

    Lesbian Herstory Archives

    Lesbian Herstory Archives

    The world's first and largest collection of lesbian historical archives.

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    About the NYC LGBT Historical Sites Project

    About the NYC LGBT Historical Sites Project

    Learn about the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

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