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NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

LGBT NYC: A Sampling of Trans Sites

This experience is sponsored, in part, by the generous support of American Express, Con Edison, and a Humanities New York Action Grant. New York City has been home to a number of influential transgender activists who helped advance trans and gay equality, even as they had to fight for their own inclusion within the broader LGBT rights movement. This collection features a citywide overview spanning the 20th century including residences, Christopher Park, the Christopher Street Pier, and community centers that honor the legacies of pioneering trans activists such as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson and groups such as the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) and the Fabulous Independent Radicals for Community Empowerment (FIERCE). This tour represents a selection of extant sites associated with LGBT history that are located within a small geographic area. As such, it does not represent the entire long LGBT history of New York City, nor does it entirely reflect the diversity of today’s LGBT community. This collection is limited to the research we have included on the project website so far. For more information or to suggest a site, please visit our website at www.nyclgbtsites.org.

  • 1.

    LGBT Community Center

    LGBT Community Center

    Home to the Gender Identity Project, serving the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

  • 2.

    West Side Tennis Club

    West Side Tennis Club

    Several notable LGBT players competed here until the U.S. Open moved to its current location in 1978.

  • 3.

    Christine Jorgensen Childhood Residence

    Christine Jorgensen Childhood Residence

    Trans woman and Bronx native lived here with her family from her birth in 1926 until the early 1950s.

  • 4.

    Murray H. Hall Residence

    Murray H. Hall Residence

    Last residence and office of Tammany politico Murray H. Hall at the turn of the 20th century.

  • 5.

    Transy House

    Transy House

    Transgender collective that provided shelter for trans and gender non-conforming people.

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    About the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

    About the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

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