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In 1969, New York’s Stonewall Inn was the sight of an uprising by members of the gay community in protest of discrimination. Now 50 years later, Stonewall’s place in American history has been cemented with its designation as a national monument. The Stonewall National Monument includes eight acres including the inn and surrounding streets where the uprising took place. Stonewall is the first national monument in the history of gay rights, but others have been designated as National Historic Landmarks or listed on the Register of Historic Places, such as the home of activist Bayard Rustin.

Read more about the Stonewall National Monument.

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