In the summer of 1969, a group of young people — LGBTQ street kids, trans folks, gender non-conforming youth, drag queens, and allies — fought back against a police raid of a popular New York City gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. This uprising became the match that ignited the still fragile gay rights movement. In the years since, the LGBTQ community has gathered together near Stonewall in times of celebration, mourning, and protest.

In 2016, the area surrounding Stonewall was designated a National Monument. From police riots to park rangers, The Monument is a documentary film that explores the living legacy of Stonewall and ways in which this small corner of New York City has become hallowed ground for LGBTQ folks around the world.