(Watch Live) Last Wednesday Queer News Tonight brought this story and now we have some fantastic news. After a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, the Stonewall Inn appears to be saved from the devastating economic effects of COVID. Donors across the world contributed a total of $250,000 to secure the future of the iconic bar which, in many ways, served as the backdrop, birthplace, and catalyst for the modern gay rights movement. While it is already designated as a US National monument, the prolonged period of closure due to Coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions placed the still-functioning bar in a tough situation financially. When the owners suggested that they might shutter the doors for good, a community of people came together to protect the place that, 50 years ago, sparked an ongoing revolution in LGBTQ rights.