Designate 186 as a NYC Landmark
  • Petitioned Hon. Robert Tierney

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Hon. Robert Tierney

Designate 186 as a NYC Landmark

    1. Equality Beyond Gender
    2. Petition by

      Equality Beyond Gender

      New York, NY

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has denied the request for the building located at, 186 Spring Street, to be designated as a landmark, stating that the building lacks the requisite architectural integrity from the original construction.

The building, constructed in 1824, is clearly older than its surroundings. Visually and architecturally a standout with an extraordinary LGBT History, the building was home to early leaders of the gay rights movement in the 1970s, including Jim Owles, co-founder of GAA and the city's first only gay candidate for public office, and Bruce Voeller, who co-founded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the nation's first such organization, and Arnie Kantrowitz, who co-founded GLAAD.

The contributions of the people who lived in this building were major, groundbreaking, earth-shattering, and history-making for gay rights.

As a significant piece of gay heritage and the city's history, we must have this here for future generations. The alternative is the destruction and the loss of something that cannot be recaptured.

Stop the Demolition, Keep the Bricks, and Save 186.

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    • SUE WORTHINGTON OAKLYN, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      History is important to create legacy.

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    • Doree Martin NORTH WALES, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Whatever is important to my friends is important to me!!!

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    • Joanna Fram NORRISTOWN, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      equal rights for everyone. this is just as important as blacks and women gaining the right to vote. preserve for future generations to see where it all started. such brave souls

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    • Jan Peters NY, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Gay rights and history is very important to me and my friends and family!

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    • John Gordon WARREN, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      As a 50 year old gay man going from being bullied in the 70's and afraid to admit who I was to possibly being able to federally recognize my 27 year relationship with my partner in the near future, the history of the LGBT movement for equality is going to become a part of American history. Please help save this part of it!

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