Stonewall Forever

Publication/Creation Date
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Community Center (creator)
Google Inc. (contributor)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
"With the app installed, visitors to New York City's Christopher Park, designated as a National Monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, can see a rainbow of shapes in their camera view. As visitors move around their environment, they can interact with those shapes to unlock audio, videos, and more information about the raid of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street on June 28, 1969, and the riots in response to the raid that catalyzed the Pride Movement." (Source:

This app demonstrates the AR category of Repressed Past. In this category, digital content is used to enliven and geo-locate actual, repressed narratives. The goal here is to include new narratives as a valid form of heritage and thus to imagine another, virtual but possible, future.

Read more:
Palladino, Tommy. "Google Helps Tell the Story of Stonewall in Augmented Reality." Next Reality, Oct. 6, 2019.

"Listen to Firsthand Accounts of the Stonewall Riots in Augmented Reality." HuffPost, June 25, 2019.

HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Marketing Keywords
Stonewall Forever, Google

Date archived
October 17 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. (2019). "Stonewall Forever". Fabric of Digital Life.