Google pledges funds for Stonewall commemoration

Google has committed a million dollars to help commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion, according to Gay City News NYC.

The tech corporation announced the donation on June 18th, right at the start of Manhattan’s Pride Week.

The money will go to the LGBT Community Center, sources say. The Center plans to “develop oral histories and other narratives related to the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 that can be preserved and disseminated in digital formats.”

The gift of Google’s boodle gives the Center the chance to work with the National Park Foundation. The goal is to make the Stonewall Monument tourist-accessible and generally relateable.

President Obama designated the Christopher Park area a national monument in an executive proclamation.

The Google donation takes the form of a two-year grant. According to a press release from the business’ charitable side, the money will give the recipients aid to “to seek out and document robust, diverse narratives of the Stonewall Uprising and transform the reach of the national park beyond a physical place. The result will be a digital experience that broadly shares the story of LGBTQ civil rights, firmly establishing LGBTQ history in the fabric of American history.”

NPF-related fundraising is projected to be completed in June of 2019, half a century after Stonewall. World Pride plans to commemorate the occasion in New York City.