(CNN) — Paris has renamed three squares and one street to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, dedicating them to LGBTQ icons.
One square was named Stonewall Riots Square, in recognition of the uprising by New York’s LGBTQ community in response to a police raid at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn.
A second square was dedicated to poet and Communist activist Ovida Delect, a French transgender woman who was deported to a German concentration camp during World War II for her work with the French Resistance.
Another was named after San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official, who was assassinated while in office.
Paris also renamed a street for gay Holocaust survivor Pierre Seel, who was interned in a German concentration camp because of his sexuality and became an activist after the war.
One square was named after poet Ovida Delect, a transgender woman who worked with the French Resistance.
Plaques bearing the new names, in Paris’ 4th arrondissement, were unveiled in ceremonies on June 19.
In the renamed Stonewall Riots Square, a plaque commemorating Gilbert Baker, the American artist and LGBTQ activist who designed the rainbow flag, was installed.
Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official, also had a square renamed in his honor.
Pierre Seel was a gay Holocaust survivor, who became an activist after his release from a German concentration camp.