Compare 57 hotels near Black Gay & Lesbian Archive in Manhattan using real guest reviews. Earn free nights, get our Price Guarantee & make booking easier with ktube.co!. This article explores how the experience of being both black and either lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) has evolved over time, particularly through the lens of the New York City experience; how the interaction of black LGBT persons with the black community, the white LGBT communities, and the larger society. LGBT (also seen as LGBTQ) stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/ or queer. The LGBT community did not receive societal recognition until the historical marking of the Stonewall Riots in in New York at Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall riots brought domestic and global attention to the lesbian and gay .