|In celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, The Center has launched Stonewall Forever, a first-of-its-kind digital national monument, supported by Google.org and in partnership with the National Park Service, to help the world connect with LGBTQ history. The digital monument springboards on the momentum created by President Barack Obama’s federal dedication of the Stonewall National Monument in 2016.
Stonewall Forever’s primary goal is to illuminate stories historically excluded from the narrative of queer history, particularly voices from the TGNC community, young people and people of color. It includes a short documentary, directed by Ro Haber, along with an archival digital monument experience that features oral histories, photographs and other content allowing the entire world to experience Stonewall, no matter their location. A free app is also available for download to provide an immersive augmented reality experience when in Christopher Street Park.
Through the website and the app, anyone across the globe can add their own photo and a message to become part of the monument that will live on indefinitely. Check it out and add your piece to the monument today; don’t forget to share it on your social media platforms with #StonewallForever!