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Christopher Street (Manhattan)
The street was once called Skinner Road after William Skinner . The street got its current name in 1799, when the land was acquired by Charles Christopher Amos .
Christopher Street as gay icon
Christopher Street was the site of the Stonewall Inn, the bar whose patrons started the 1969 Stonewall riots that are widely seen as the birth of the gay liberation movement. The Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee formed to commemorate the first anniversary of that event, the beginning of the international tradition of a late-June event to celebrate gay pride. Berlin, Germany's annual gay pride festival is known as Christopher Street Day or "CSD".
Christopher Street magazine, which began publication in July 1976 was, for many years, one of the most respected gay magazines in the U.S.
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