The first gay building to get protected status

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in central London became the first building to be given a special ‘listing’ status based on its LGBT history in 2015. At the time the building was threatened with demolition, leading to a huge campaign from the LGBT+ community. The building received Grade II listed status from the UK’s Department of Culture, Media, and Sport.

It’s a shame the same status could not be given to the Stonewall Bar (New York), the Gold Coast (Chicago), the house where Jeff Stryker was born (Springfield, Illinois), or the alleyway where Rocco Steele lost his virginity (if you were there, let us know!).


Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.


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