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Gay by Design: LGBT Historic Sites of the Design Communities

  • New York School of Interior Design, Arthur Satz Auditorium 170 East 70th Street New York City, New York, 10021 United States (map)
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Founded by historic preservation professionals in 2015, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is the first initiative to comprehensively document historic places connected to the LGBT community in the city's five boroughs, from the 17th century to the year 2000. Sites – such as former residences of LGBT notables, bars and clubs, educational and cultural institutions, works of public art and architecture, activism locations, and performing arts venues – illustrate the richness of the city's LGBT history and the community's influence on American culture. At this talk, the project team will highlight historic places where LGBT designers have made an indelible impact on the landscape of New York City.

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project recently received the 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award! Read more about it here.