Bill Proposes Renaming NYC Subway Station to Honor Stonewall Landmark

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Bill Proposes Renaming NYC Subway Station to Honor Stonewall Landmark

Legislation Aims to Commemorate LGBTQ+ Rights Movement

NEW YORK (AP) — In a move to honor the historic Stonewall riots that ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, New York state lawmakers have passed legislation to rename a prominent New York City subway station. The bill, approved as the legislative session concluded this month, directs the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to rename the Christopher Street-Sheridan Square subway station in Greenwich Village to the Christopher Street-Stonewall National Monument Station.

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Celebrating a Milestone in LGBTQ+ History

State Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal, a Manhattan Democrat and the proposal’s sponsor, highlighted the importance of this change. “This change will memorialize the history of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement and inspire NY to demand justice and equality for all,” Hoylman-Sigal wrote on the social platform X after the Senate passed the measure.

Awaiting Gubernatorial Approval

The bill now awaits the signature of Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul. Her office has indicated that it will review the legislation, with a decision expected soon. If approved, the name change will serve as a lasting tribute to the pivotal events at Stonewall and their impact on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

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