LGBT Jewish New Yorkers have made a profound impact on the American arts scene, LGBT activism, and American religious life. These include composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, poet Allen Ginsberg, archivist and activist Joan Nestle, PFLAG co-founder Jeanne Manford, leaders and community members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, and more. New York has also hosted Jewish LGBT visitors with global impacts like Magnus Hirschfeld.

Watch the video below as Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader, and Jay Shockley, Co-Founders of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project explore New York’s Jewish LGBT History in this Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust program.