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LGBT Civil Rights Movement

 
 
LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker, side one
Inscription.  This block of W 29th Street was home to Clevelandís vibrant LGBT community and central to the development of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. In 1988, the Striebinger Building, at 1418 W. 29th, housed Clevelandís Lesbian-Gay Community Services Center, which addressed the needs of the LGBT community. Clevelandís first Pride Festival since the mid-1970s was held on the block in 1989, and in 1990 Clevelandís first Pride Parade culminated here. during the HIV/AIDS crisis, The Living Room and ACT UP were located in the Striebinger Building and gave support to those with HIV/AIDS and provided a platform for political activism. It was on this block where many people could find their voices to “come-out” and advocate for their rights and their humanity.

The Lesbian-Gay Community Center and other organizations were joined by gay bars in the building and on the block: Ohio City Oasis, Manís World, Tool Shed, and Crossover. Around the corner, at Detroit and W. 32nd Street, was Club Cleveland, a gay bath-house and gathering place, which existed in various buildings in the area for decades until is closed in 2009. Across
LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker, side two
Detroit Avenue, Union Station and Bounce Nightclub added to the critical mass of LGBT culture that centered around W. 29th Street.
 
Erected 2017 by LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Equality Ohio, Ohio City, Inc., and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 133-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.368′ N, 81° 42.654′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on West 29th Street south of Detroit Avenue (Alternate Ohio Route 6), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 W 29th St, Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Heisman Birth Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Ignatius High School (approx. half a mile away); Market Square (approx. half a mile away); Irish Famine Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 / The Standard Oil Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moses Cleavelandís “Capital Town” (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
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LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. LGBT Civil Rights Movement Marker
Detroit Avenue is the cross-street in the distance.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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