N.Y. com­mis­sion seeks artists to cre­ate LGBT me­mo­rial

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

A state com­mis­sion is search­ing for artists to de­sign an LGBT me­mo­rial hon­or­ing vic­tims of hate, in­tol­er­ance and vi­o­lence, in­clud­ing those killed in June’s at­tack in an Or­lando gay night­club.

Gov. An­drew Cuomo an­nounced the me­mo­rial and es­tab­lished a com­mis­sion to cre­ate it in the wake of the Or­lando shoot­ings that killed 49 peo­ple.

The Demo­cratic gov­er­nor says New York has a long his­tory of be­ing at the fore­front of the fight for equal rights. He says the mon­u­ment will serve as a sym­bol of the sac­ri­fice New York­ers have made in build­ing a more just world.

The mon­u­ment will be in a wa­ter­front park at the edge of New York City’s Green­wich Vil­lage.

Artists must sub­mit pro­pos­als on­line (http://on.ny. gov/2eCiDH8) by Nov. 21.

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