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Moments from the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center groundbreaking(8 images)

In honor of Pride Month, symbolic rainbow-colored dirt is lifted at the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center groundbreaking ceremony outside of the Stonewall Inn in New York City on Friday. The Stonewall monument is the first of its kind, officially dedicated to LGBTQ history.

Left to right, fashion designer Michael Kors, Ann Marie Gothard, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Google CFO Ruth Porat use ceremonial shovels to lift the symbolic rainbow-colored dirt at the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center groundbreaking ceremony outside of the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 24, 2022. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The ceremonial shovels stand near rainbow-colored dirt. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Hochul speaks to the press. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The Stonewall Inn neon sign hangs at the entrance. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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