Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church

New York City, United States

Built in 1890 to honor the first American foreign missionary, Judson Memorial Church took on a new mission in the mid-20th century to champion civil rights,...
  • Cultural & Historical
Leather Archives & Museum

Leather Archives & Museum

Chicago, United States

One would never assume a leather/BDSM museum existed on this quiet, tree-lined street in Rogers Park. Leather Archives & Museum includes a collections...
  • Other

Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse

New York City, United States

A Victorinox Swiss Army shop is on the site today, but in 1972 the Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse opened, offering a safe and fun place to party, organize, hang...
  • Cultural & Historical
Frank Kameny's Childhood House

Frank Kameny's Childhood House

New York City, United States

Frank Kameny, a US Army astronomer fired in 1957 because of his sexuality, is remembered for suing the US government, the first known civil rights lawsuit based...
  • Cultural & Historical
Edna St. Vincent Millay's House

Edna St. Vincent Millay's House

New York City, United States

Edna St. Vincent Millay, the bisexual poet and playwright who wrote lyrical poetry about female sexuality, lived for a time at 75 1/2 Bedford Street, which is the...
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Christine Jorgensen's Childhood Home

New York City, United States

The American trans woman Christine Jorgensen, born George William Jorgensen Jr., became internationally famous after her sex reassignment surgery in Copenhagen in...
  • Cultural & Historical
Billy Strayhorn's House

Billy Strayhorn's House

New York City, United States

Jazz great Billy Strayhorn, an openly gay black musician who collaborated with Duke Ellington for over three decades, wrote "Take the A Train" and "The Lush Life"...
  • Cultural & Historical
Audre Lorde's House

Audre Lorde's House

New York City, United States

Audre Lorde, the poet and civil rights activist, was a black lesbian and feminist who lived with her partner Frances Clayton and Lorde's two children on Staten...
  • Cultural & Historical
Webster Hall

Webster Hall

New York City, United States

A striking red building near Astor Place in the East Village, Webster Hall has been a "hall for hire" since its opening by Polish cigar maker Charles Goldstein in...
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Amsterdam City Hall

Amsterdam City Hall

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Housed behind a curved red brick and white marble facade of the Stopera building in a bend of the Amstel River, Amsterdam's City Hall is the site of the world's...
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monument

The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monument

Los Angeles, United States

The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monument is the first publicly funded AIDS monument in the United States. Dedicated in 2004, the $700,000 monument in a serene park...
  • Cultural & Historical
Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One

Los Angeles, United States

Jewel's Catch One was the first black gay-lesbian nightclub in Los Angeles - maybe in the US - and the first LA disco owned by a black woman. It closed in 2015...
Pershing Square

Pershing Square

Los Angeles, United States

In the center of downtown, Pershing Square was a historic park that became a prime cruising ground in the mid-20th century, inspiring John Rechy's classic "City...
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Winter sport
  • Performing arts
  • Park

Lamda Rising

Washington DC, United States

Deacon Maccubbin founded Lambda Rising, a LGBT bookstore, in 1974 in 300 square feet (28 m2) and moved several times, growing it to 4,800 square feet (450 m2)...
  • Cultural & Historical

Nob Hill

Washington DC, United States

Historical marker HM1M14 on the Columbia Heights Heritage Trail is all that remains of Nob Hill, one of America's first openly gay bars for and run by African...
  • For Men
Christopher Park at Sheridan Square

Christopher Park at Sheridan Square

New York City, United States

A small and unassuming park at the juncture of Christopher Street and 7th Avenue, Christopher Park-along with the Stonewall Inn-is on the New York State Register...
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Park
Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

Berlin, Germany

"Monument for the Murdered Jews of Europe." One block south of the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial has become one of Berlin's most visited sites and most...
  • Cultural & Historical
Castro Camera

Castro Camera

San Francisco, United States

Harvey Milk ran his camera shop and four political campaigns out of a Victorian storefront at 575 Castro Street and also lived upstairs. The space was...
  • Cultural & Historical

Henry Gerber House

Chicago, United States

A National Historic Landmark since 2015, the Henry Gerber House was home to the German-born founder of the Society for Human Rights, incorporated in Illinois as...
  • Cultural & Historical
City Lights Bookstore

City Lights Bookstore

San Francisco, United States

Birthplace of the Beat movement, and one of the most famous bookstores in America, City Lights has been in North Beach since the 1950s. Owned by poet Lawrence...
Twin Peaks Tavern

Twin Peaks Tavern

San Francisco, United States

Yes, it's been nicknamed the Glass Coffin, and though the crowd does skew way over 40, it's still a landmark bar and an integral part of the fabric of The Castro....
  • For Men

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