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SF LGBT historic site downgrades federal landmark request

With President Donald Trump in office, an LGBT historic site in San Francisco has dropped its request to become a National Historic Landmark, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

The leadership of the Women’s Building in the city’s Mission district had been working with Donna Graves, a public historian based in Berkeley, to fill out the paperwork for the structure to secure a landmark designation, one of the highest honors at the federal level a property can receive outside of being named a national monument or park site.

Graves had secured a grant from the National Park Service’s LGBTQ Heritage Initiative, which earmarked funding specifically for LGBT historic nominations, as the B.A.R. first reported in March. The Women’s Building was founded in 1971 by a group of women that included a number of lesbian leaders.

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