The Council of the City of New York
Factory Skyline
CITY HALL FAÇADE WITH BUNTING. Photo Credit: City Council Speaker's Photographer, Daniel Luhmann


Collection Highlights
  • Gay Rights Debate in 1970s-80sBeginning in the 1970s, the City Council debated a bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. This PDF contains the bill that passed in 1986, letters for and against, and LGBT photos.
  • NYC Passes Gay Rights Bill, 1986After the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, the gay rights movement gathered strength in New York. One of its key goals was legislation banning discrimination based on "sexual orientation and affectionate preference"
  • The Council of the City of New York: Women's CollectionThe La Guardia and Wagner Archives is proud to present the Council of the City of New York: Women’s Collection. Archives’ staff began working on this collection in 2005 and have since preserved and indexed almost 350 cubic feet of material.
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