President Trump is scheduled to review all national monuments appointed under the Obama administration, putting the future of Stonewall Inn's landmark status in jeopardy.
A pillar of LGBTQ history, the Stonewall Inn is largely regarded as the birthplace of the queer movement, kickstarting in June 1969 with a riot against regular police raids on the bar. New York's marginalized LGBTQ community fosterd the uprising, with drag queens and transgender women of color leading the resistance.
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"Trans women, particularly trans women of color, are the mothers of the LGBT movement," Transparent's Hari Nef said during an anti-Trump rally outside the Stonewall Inn this February. "I have heard it said, and I believe, that Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman, threw the first brick at Stonewall."
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According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Trump will sign this week an executive order to request a review of all national monument designations in the past 21 years. This will "discern whether [the monuments are within the law's intent," the paper reports.
President Obama classified the Stonewall Inn a National Monument just last year, saying, "Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights."