New York City's iconic Stonewall Inn
(53 Christopher St.
, 212-488-2705) is where the legendary Stonewall Rebellion took place on June 28, 1969 - an event that became the impetus for Gay Pride parades and festivals now held all over the world. The once dive-y gay bar is in the heart of the colorful Christopher Street section of Greenwich Village, just opposite Sheridan Square and within a short stroll of several other gay hangouts. The bar's popularity has waxed and waned over the years, but new owners have given it a major makeover, and the Stonewall is now enjoying a resurgence.
Following New York's passage of Gay Marriage in June 2011, hundreds of GLBT New Yorkers and their allies gathered outside the bar to celebrate on the eve of New York City Gay Pride.