New York Is Creating A Monument For The LGBTQ Community
New York’s governor, Andrew Guomo, has announced that there is a monument in the works. The monument will honor not only the LGBTQ community, but also the victims of the Pulse shooting.
The monument’s creator will be Anthony Goicolea, and it will stand in Greenwich Village's Hudson River Park.
Governor Cuomo stated:
"This stunning design complements the landscape and communicates a timeless message of inclusion, and this monument will serve as an enduring symbol of the role New Yorkers play in building a fairer, more just world.”
"From Stonewall to marriage equality, New York has always been a beacon for justice and we will never waiver in our commitment to the LGBT community and to creating a more just and inclusive society. This new monument will stand up for those values for generations to come."
In addition, Giocolea spoke about the monument:
"I am honored to join Governor Cuomo and the LGBT Memorial Commission on this important project to remember those who have been victims of hate, violence, and intolerance, while celebrating the beauty of the LGBT community.”
"This monument will serve as a communal space filled with light, color, and hope where the visitors can sit, mourn, love, and remember for years to come. I am grateful to the Governor and his administration for the opportunity to be a part of this historic moment."
There is currently no information about the construction and planned finish date for the monument yet.
But, if you would like to see more about the design and location, click here.