New York City's oldest gay bars designated as a landmark

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to designate Julius' Bar in the Village as an individual landmark. The bar on 10th Street has been in business since the 1860s and played an important role in the fight for civil rights for the LGBTQ community. In the 1960s, the state liquor authority did not allow people to be served alcohol if they were openly gay. The manager explains that in 1966, the state liquor authority didn't allow homosexuals to be served alcohol if they were openly gay. So, they staged the sip-in there, and there was a lawsuit. The sip-in and lawsuit would help change New York law. (ABC7NY)


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