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State Seeking Artist Submissions for LGBT Monument Honoring Victims of Hate Crimes

same sex marriageThe New York State LGBT Memorial Commission has announced a new search for artists to design and execute an LGBT memorial honoring victims of hate, intolerance, and violence.

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo established the commission following a mass shooting which killed 49 people and injured 53 at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

“New York has a storied history of being at the forefront of the fight for equal rights, and it is essential that we always honor the people who sought to achieve fairness for the LGBT community,” Gov. Cuomo stated. “I invite all experienced New York artists from Buffalo to Montauk to submit their vision, and help us create a monument that will serve as an enduring symbol of the sacrifice New Yorkers have played in building a fairer, more just world.”

The commission will review and select finalists from the artists’ proposals, which must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 21, before 11:59 p.m. EST, then recommend artists to the governor for his final selection in December.

All submissions must be completed and submitted online, according to the commission.

The budget for design and fabrication of the memorial site and artwork will be approximately $800,000.

Visit for additional information, or to apply.

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