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Stonewall Inn Named First LGBT National Monument

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After designation the latest national monument, President Barack Obama set the LGBT movement in its rightful place among American history. Known as the Stonewall National Monument, the historical site incorporates almost eight acres of the surrounding Greenwich Village community. Centered around the tavern where the Stonewall Riots broke out in 1969 against police raids, the monument is the first national site to celebrate the LGBT movement.