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Short Films, Panel Conversations Celebrate LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A.

By Laura Dominguez Though often eclipsed by San Francisco and New York City, Los Angeles has long been at the forefront of creating and shaping a collective yet diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) identity. For decades the L.A. region and its residents...

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The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project: Engaging a Modern Audience

By Amanda Davis New York City is home to countless historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, yet only one—the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village—has been officially recognized by the city’s Landmarks...

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preservationVOICES: A Reading List

With fall quickly approaching, we have kicked off our annual PastForward reading lists! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing a curated selection of reports, articles, and videos to prep you for our annual conference. We hope that they’ll spark discussions come November 15...

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LGBTQ History Is American History

By Megan E. Springate In honor of the 2016 anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), Preservation Leadership Forum is hosting a series of blog posts highlighting its programs and history. In these posts staff look back on how far the NPS has come and forward to where it hopes to go in...

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Blazing Trails with Pink Triangles and Rainbow Flags: New Directions in the Preservation and Interpretation of Gay and Lesbian Heritage

In recent years, the leading preservation institutions in the United States have made major commitments to diversity. The preservation movement`s search for an expanded constituency and growing awareness of the tangible heritage of Native Americans, ethnic communities of color, and women have...


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The Next Chapter for LGBTQ Heritage

By: Megan E. Springate The Washington, D.C., home of Franklin E. Kameny, a significant figure in the American gay rights movement, was listed in the National Register in 2011. | Photo by Farragutful, via ...

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Recognizing LGBT Historic Sites in Our Cultural Heritage

Every June, people around the world organize Gay Pride parades and rallies to commemorate three historic days of rioting in New York City. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, the NYPD initiated a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village gay bar, which prompted drag queens, queer youth,...