Permanent Memorial For Orlando Coming To NYC
On the heels of Stonewall being officially named the first LGBT national monument in the U.S. last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced another gay-related attraction for the state: a permanent memorial that honors victims of anti-gay hate, including those we lost in Orlando.
"Sometimes from the greatest pain comes the greatest progress," Cuomo said at the LGBT Center on W. 13th Street Sunday, speaking of the attack in Orlando.
"Very few social movements don't have pain, don't have hardship, don't have death."
"We want this terrible event remembered," he said of Orlando.
"We want the lesson learned so it never happens again."
Cuomo pledged $1 million to the memorial, which will be erected either in front of Stonewall, south of the Chelsea Piers or in Battery Park City."