New York City renames historic Gay Street to Acceptance Street for Pride
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New York City on Monday renamed its historic Gay Street to Acceptance Street for Pride Month. 

The West Village street, which is near Manhattan's Stonewall Inn, was given an inclusive street sign installation that will remain for the rest of June, which is LGBT Pride Month, according to Good Morning America

The rainbow sign featured names such as Lesbian Street, Trans Street and Nonbinary Street. 

GMA reported that the move was supported by the New York City Commission on Human Rights and underwritten by Mastercard. 

Later this month will be the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, in which the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club, spurring protests. The riots are seen as the beginning of the gay rights movement in the U.S. 


Earlier this month, The NYPD commissioner apologized the 1969 raid