New video celebrating historic designation of Stonewall Inn to debut publicly in Times Square

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TIMES SQUARE -- A new video will be shown publicly in Times Square this weekend celebrating the historic designation of the Stonewall National Monument.

According to the White House, a video with photos of the monument will be played at noon Saturday on the billboards in Times Square just as New York's annual pride celebration is kicking off.

Stonewall Inn, designated by President Obama on Friday, is the first official National Park Service unit dedicated to telling the story of LGBT Americans.

Obama says the Stonewall National Monument will tell the story of the country's struggle for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He says he believes that America's national parks should reflect "the full story of our country" including the diversity that has always defined the U.S.

The tavern in Greenwich Village became the site of an uprising after police raided it in June 1969, triggering what's widely viewed as the start of the gay rights movement.

The monument will cover 7.7 acres in Manhattan, including the bar, a small park across the street called Christopher Park, and the streets around it where the uprising took place.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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