NEW YORK, NY — (12-11-22) — Julius’ Bar, one of New York City’s oldest LGBT bars in Greenwich Village and the location of the 1960s protest, has been recognized as a city landmark. New York City Council member Erik Botcher thanked the activists who pushed for the landmark designation.

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“As a gay man who enjoys countless freedoms that were unimaginable in their time, I owe enormous debt to the activists who made Julius’ Bar the site of their protest.” said Bottcher in the official press release. “Landmarks should tell the history of all New Yorkers, including those from marginalized communities.”

And the landmark status of Julius’ Bar will help ensure the historical site is preserved for decades.

Sarah Carroll, the landmarks preservation commission chair in New York City said…“The Commission’s designation of the Julius’ Bar Building today recognizes and protects the site of the 1966 ‘Sip-In,’ an important early protest against the persecution of LGBTQ+ people that drew vital attention to unjust laws and practices and paved the way for future milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. This building represents that history and has remained an important place to commemorate it,” said Carroll.

The city council called the bar “one of the city’s most significant sites of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) history” in the news release.

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Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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