5 Historic LGBT Sites the National Park Service Should Recognize

Officials will be surveying places significant to the gay rights movement.

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The National Park Service announced this week it would be pursuing a study to identify places key to America’s gay rights movement in order to potentially designate them as historic landmarks. The service already has recognized the Stonewall Inn in New York City – a gay bar that was periodically raided by the police, which led to a monumental riot outside the establishment in 1969. Three other sites of major significance in LGBT history – the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater, the James Merrill House and the Carrington House – also are on the historic registry. 

Here are five other sites officials should consider.

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