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02b Casa Orgullo Santiago Gala

Casa Orgullo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Casa Orgullo, which translates to "Pride House," also was named to the National Register in May of this year. It was the meeting hall of Puerto Rico's first gay and lesbian organization, Comunidad de Orgullo Gay (Gray Pride Community), established in 1974. "Comunidad de Orgullo Gay pioneered resistance against discrimination through political action, educational programs, public exposition and confrontation, and social support to the local LGBTQ community," says the Park Service's website. The group disbanded in 1976, but the site remains significant because of its role in launching the gay rights movement in Puerto Rico.

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