**Shortly after posting this, President Barack Obama declared The Stonewall Inn the US’ first national monument dedicated to gay rights.
This week’s Pride activities in New York, and in other parts of the world in the wake of the Orlando gay club shooting, have been even more poignant. In honour of the people and places that have helped knock down barriers and defy preconceptions, I decided to head to places that have significance in the LGBT history of the city for this week’s episode of The Rundown.
I took part in the Nike BeTrue run earlier this week – such a great show of camaraderie in the face of an attack that left this whole country – indeed the world – reeling. I know the running community has been standing strong, just as many others have, with those who were affected by the mass shooting.
Here is the route I ran, and also a mention of the stops.
For more info on The Stonewall Inn, click here, Cherry Lane Theater, here, and for more on the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, go here.
Also, as the police officer in the video so noted, the LGBT Community Centre on 13th and 7th Ave is a vital source of comfort and care for many people – so donate if you can, or just spread the word!