VICTORY: President Obama designates Stonewall National Monument
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On June 24, 2016, President Obama designated Stonewall National Monument, America’s first LGBT national park site.
Thank you to the more than 26,000 signers for supporting a #NatlParkforStonewall!
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall….”
— President Obama, Second Inaugural Address, January 2013
Two-thirds of America’s more than 400 national park sites are dedicated to cultural and historic significance. These are places where people lived, ideas were born and history was made.
Stonewall in New York City played a pivotal role in our nation’s continuing struggle for equal rights for all Americans. And it deserves protection.
We are calling for a national park for Stonewall, which would be the first dedicated to LGBT history.
There’s a national park site in Seneca Falls that tells the story of the women’s rights movement. And there’s a national park site in Selma that tells the story of the African-American rights movement. It’s time to have a national park site that tells the story of the LGBT rights movement.
There is no doubt that history was made in the summer of 1969 at Stonewall. The stories behind those events deserve to be recounted and retold for decades to come—and by some of the best storytellers in the business: the National Park Service.
Please encourage President Obama to use his executive authority and create a national park for Stonewall.
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