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Commisioned in 1979 in recognition of the ten-year anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, this monument to the civil rights activists who participated in the most famous gay rights protest in American history was not actually located next to the Stonewall until 1992. Following its completion in 1980, New York politicians balked at approving the dedication of the monument in their city and the monument was instead dedicated in Madison, Wisonsin.