New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans this Sunday for the first official LGBT monument in the state, the New York Times reports.
The design was created by gay Cuban artist Anthony Goicolea and will be built in Hudson River Park, a known LGBT safe space in Manhattan. The project stems from Gov. Cuomo’s LGBT Memorial Commission that was started in 2016 after the Pulse tragedy. This adds to his growing support of our community, which began when he was elected Governor, and continued with the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state prior to it becoming a federal right.
New York has always been a safe haven for many in the LGBT community and this new monument, along with places like Stonewall, are a testament to that.