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Stonewall Visitor Center will be Dedicated to LGBTQ History

5/28/19 2:22:35 PM -- New York, NY, U.S.A -- The Stonewall Inn, and the Stonewall National Monument in a small park in front of the inn . Martin Boyce is a Stonewall veteran and was there during the first day of the riots in June 1969. Martin Boyce was 21 when the riots erupted. He was outside the bar and at the flash point. He was a student in Hunter College at the time. He later ran a restaurant in the East Village. He’s 71 now and probably one of the few remaining survivors of the Stonewall Riots. He’s now an LGBTQ activist. He will be featured in a documentary that will be part of the Stonewall Forever monument. -- Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: RD 138048 Martin Boyce 5/29/2019 [Via MerlinFTP Drop] Xxx Martin Boyce 145 Jpg Usa Ny 5/28/19 2:22:35 PM -- New York, NY, U.S.A -- The Stonewall Inn, and the Stonewall National Monument in a small park in front of the inn . Martin Boyce is a Stonewall veteran and was there during the first day of the riots in June 1969. Martin Boyce was 21 when the riots erupted. He was outside the bar and at the flash point. He was a student in Hunter College at the time. He later ran a restaurant in the East Village. Hes 71 now and probably one of the few remaining survivors of the Stonewall Riots. Hes now an LGBTQ activist. He will be featured in a documentary that will be part of the Stonewall Forever monument. -- Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: RD 138048 Martin Boyce 5/29/2019 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Rainbow flags near the Stonewall Inn and Stonewall National Monument on May 29 2019 in New York, N.Y.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement will open next to the Stonewall Inn. The groundbreaking for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood will take place Friday. The center is expected to open in 2024. The visitor center will be managed by the nonprofit Pride Live in partnership with the National Park Service. The Stonewall National Monument became the first U.S. national monument dedicated to LGBTQ history when it was dedicated in 2016 across the street from the Stonewall Inn, which is the site of 1969 riots that followed a police raid of the bar’s gay patrons.

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